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Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage (Hardcover)

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On May 4, 1964, Congress designated bourbon as a distinctive product of the United States, and it remains the only spirit produced in this country to enjoy such protection. Its history stretches back almost to the founding of the nation and includes many colorful characters, both well known and obscure, from the hatchet-wielding prohibitionist Carry Nation to George Garvin Brown, who in 1872 created Old Forester, the first bourbon to be sold only by the bottle. Although obscured by myth, the his.

About the Author

Michael R. Veach is associate curator of Special Collections at the Filson Historical Society. He is a bourbon historian and a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780813141657
ISBN-10: 0813141656
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2013
Pages: 160
Language: English

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