By Gerald Carson,Michael R. Veach
The specified beverage of the Western international, bourbon is Kentucky's illustrious reward to the realm of spirits. even though the tale of yankee whiskey is recorded in numerous full of life pages of our nation's heritage, where of bourbon within the American cultural checklist has lengthy awaited precise and goal presentation. now not a recipe publication or a barman's consultant, yet a desirable and informative contribution to Americana, The Social background of Bourbon displays a side of our nationwide cultural id that many have lengthy suppressed or ignored. Gerald Carson explores the effect of the liquor's presence in the course of America's early improvement, in addition to bourbon's function in many of the extra dramatic occasions in American historical past, together with the Whiskey uprising, the scandals of the Whiskey Ring, and the "whiskey forts" of the fur exchange. The Social background of Bourbon is a revealing examine the function of this vintage beverage within the improvement of yank manners and culture.
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