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The Bourbon Drinker's Companion

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This is a very comprehensive book about the history of bourbon, the production of bourbon, and the drinking of bourbon. When I started to read this, I did not realize the path it would take me on. I now know more about bourbon than I ever thought I would. I have already placed a pre-order for this as a gift for a bourbon lover in my life!

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, particularly since I recently obtained a certification in spirits (including bourbon).

I recently delved into the pages of this book, and it's safe to say that the author has created a comprehensive masterpiece for bourbon enthusiasts. The depth of research is evident, providing a historical context that beautifully intertwines with the intricacies of bourbon and whiskey production.
The book not only takes you on a flavorful journey through tasting notes but also serves as a travel companion, offering invaluable advice for those looking to explore American distilleries. The author's attention to detail is commendable, providing a concise yet thorough overview that surpasses mere informativeness.
What sets this book apart is its ability to transcend the boundaries of a traditional guide. It goes above and beyond, painting a vivid picture of the rich heritage and craftsmanship behind these iconic spirits. The recommended reading is not just a casual suggestion; it's a nod to the fact that this book is destined to become a reference title for avid bourbon drinkers.
In conclusion, Spoelman has crafted a gem that is both educational and enjoyable. For anyone passionate about bourbon and whiskey, this book is a must-read. It's not just a guide: it's an immersive experience that will undoubtedly stand the test of time in the library of spirits aficionados. Cheers to the author for creating a literary toast to the world of bourbon!

Thanks to the publisher Abrams and #NetGalley for providing me an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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The perfect addition to any bourbon drinker’s library. It makes the perfect gift. I also love that it includes actual distilleries in the heart of bourbon country which is indeed Kentucky

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Great resource! Love the stories, the history and all the information on Bourbon. I’ll need to look back often. Perfect gift for a Bourbon lover. 🥃 cheers.

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