Hardback
September 4, 2017
9780253029478
English
240
281 color illus.
10.00 Inches (US)
8.00 Inches (US)
2.75 Pounds (US)
$28.00 USD, £22.00 GBP
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Straight Bourbon

Distilling the Industry's Heritage

By Carol Peachee and Susan Reigler
Foreword by Bill Samuels, Jr., Introduction by Carolyn Brooks
The story of bourbon production is a tale of American innovation, industry, and craft. Join photographer Carol Peachee on a visual journey from farm to bottle, with stunning images of the distilleries, farms, copper, brass, and steel works, cooperages and stave mills, and barrel warehouses that transform corn into liquid gold, while former Maker's Mark President Bill Samuels Jr. and whiskey historian Carolyn Brooks trace the impact of historical industries and production methods on the modern bourbon brand. From the ruins and rusted machinery of early distilleries to the flames of a modern barrel factory, 280 full-color photographs of Straight Bourbon offer a rare glimpse into the creation of America's native spirit.

About the Authors

Carol Peachee is author and photographer of The Birth of Bourbon: A Photographic Tour of Early Distilleries and photographer of Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide.

Reviews

"Brimming with lush, rich photos of distilleries, stills, farms, stave mills, cooperages and barrel warehouses, the tome combines the story of the rich heritage of Kentucky's native spirit with Peachee's striking images."—The Kentucky Gift Guide

"Straight Bourbon will teach you more about Bourbon, its history and how it is distilled than any other book. It is simply a delight and pleasure to just hold this book. It must be on your coffee table."—The Washington Book Review

"Employing a well-crafted gallery of stunning photographs, Peachee thoughtfully curates a unique perspective of the bourbon industry. This collection poignantly presents every aspect of crafting bourbon, even its oftentimes less-considered elements. . . This engrossing cross-section of the world of bourbon and its striking photographs take readers closely inside one of the largest growing trends within popular culture. Recommended for public libraries."—Booklist

"Carol Peachee's photography highlights the art, the science, and the beauty of bourbon. This book is a fitting follow-up to her first book and is an instant classic. Every bourbon enthusiast should own a copy of Straight Bourbon."—Albert W. A. Schmid, author of The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook and Burgoo, Barbecue & Bourbon

"Carol Peachee has done a magnificent job of capturing the places and processes that most whiskey lovers never see, but need to understand in order to have a true appreciation for the labor of love that goes into every drop of bourbon."—Bill Samuels Jr., Chairman Emeritus, Maker's Mark Distillery, Inc.

"Straight Bourbon is a visual parade celebrating the intricate convergence of technology and nature—the intersection of copper, grain, fire, water, and wood from which bourbon emerges. Peachee's elegant photographs reveal the unexpected beauty in the art and science of whiskey making. Bourbon lovers will surely savor this book every bit as much as their favorite glasses of amber elixir."—Susan Reigler, author of The Bourbon Tasting Notebook

9780253029478 : straight-bourbon-peachee-reigler-samuels
Hardback
240 Pages
$28.00 USD

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