Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage

Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage

Michael R. Veach


On may well four, 1964, Congress certain bourbon as a particular made from the U.S., and it continues to be the single spirit produced during this nation to get pleasure from such defense. Its heritage stretches again virtually to the founding of the country and comprises many colourful characters, either renowned and imprecise, from the hatchet-wielding prohibitionist hold country to George Garvin Brown, who in 1872 created outdated Forester, the 1st bourbon to be bought in basic terms by way of the bottle. even supposing obscured by means of fantasy, the heritage of bourbon displays the historical past of our nation.

Historian Michael R. Veach unearths the genuine tale of bourbon in Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey. beginning with the Whiskey uprising of the 1790s, he lines the historical past of this distinctive beverage in the course of the commercial Revolution, the Civil battle, Prohibition, the nice melancholy, and as much as the current. Veach explores points of bourbon which have been overlooked by way of others, together with the know-how at the back of its creation, the results of the natural nutrition and Drug Act, and the way Prohibition contributed to the good melancholy. The myths surrounding bourbon are legion, yet Veach separates truth from legend. whereas the real foundation of the spirit might by no means be identified for convinced, he proposes a compelling new theory.

With the explosion of super-premium bourbons and craft distilleries and the institution of the Kentucky Bourbon path, curiosity in bourbon hasn't ever been larger. Veach shines a mild on its pivotal position in our nationwide historical past, offering the main whole and wide-ranging background of bourbon on hand.

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