Whiskey: A Global History

“The perfect primer for the person who wants to quickly learn the basics.”—Washington Post

“The pages of this pocket-size guide are filled with… charm and erudition.”—Diplomat magazine (UK)

Book description: Be it bourbon, rye, corn, Irish, or Scotch, whiskey has an infamous and celebrated history from a sometimes lethal, herb-infused concoction to a high-quality, meticulously crafted liquor.

Whiskey: A Global History delivers an informative, concise narrative of the drink’s history, from its obscure medieval origins to the globally traded product that it is today.

Whiskey: A Global History explains what whiskey is, how it is made, and how the types of whiskey differ. With a list of suggested brands and classic cocktail recipes for the thirsty reader, this book is perfect for drink and food enthusiasts and history lovers alike.

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About the author: Kevin R. Kosar founded AlcoholReviews.com in 1998.  He is the author of Whiskey: A Global History (London: Reaktion, 2010), and a contributor to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2004).  Kosar has served as a judge at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, co-hosted “Vodka Festival” in New York City’s Grand Central Station, and won an Academy of Wine Communications’ wine writer award.


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