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Barrel Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America's Whiskey

Barrel Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America's Whiskey 
In an approachable, conversational style, Barrel Strength Bourbon provides an in-depth examination of the bourbon industry in Kentucky, the creation of an American spirit, its resurrection following Prohibition, its astronomical growth in the past five years, and its potential for the future.

Along the way, readers will meet the colorful family of characters who craft bourbon by hand, visit the picturesque distilleries along rural backroads and urban centers, and learn the secrets of an American original.

The author, Carla Harris Carlton, gives readers an up-close look at how bourbon is made, how the industry was built, and how the close-knit families of bourbon crafters continue to grow a multibillion-dollar global industry while staying true to their Kentucky roots.

Readers will learn how to nose, taste, and appreciate a spirit that, while created from time-tested recipes, is evolving so quickly that new varieties and brands appear weekly on liquor store shelves.

The author, a leading bourbon journalist who routinely helps select barrels for special edition bottlings and tastes new products before most bartenders do, takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of distilleries and rickhouses, shares anecdotes from her chats with bourbon legends, and provides insight on what to expect next from one of the fastest growing spirits on Earth.


About Carla Harris Carlton
Carla Harris Carlton is an award-winning bourbon journalist and speaker who writes regularly about bourbon in various newspapers and magazines. She also covers all aspects of the industry in her blog, which draws readers from around the globe. Her work has been featured on NPRís All Things Considered, as well as in The New York Times and the Washington Post.

Carla is a founding member and current board member of Bourbon Women, an organization begun in Kentucky in 2010 for women who are passionate about exploring bourbon and the culture that surrounds it. Bourbon Women now has more than 600 members in 23 states and three countries.

Carla comes by her taste for whiskey honestly: Her grandmother worked the bottling line at Seagramís in Louisville, Kentucky, in the late 1930s, and her grandfather grew his own mint for his yearly Derby Day julep. Her personal bourbon collection recently topped 100 bottles.

Carla lives in Louisville with her husband, Chad, and their children, Harper and Clay, who know way more about bourbon than they probably should.

Author Carla Harris Carlton
ISBN 9781578605750
Quantity in stock 53 item(s) available
Weight 1.00 lbs
Market price $24.95
Price: $18.71


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