A Tasting Guide and Journal
by Frank Flannery
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 21 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 06 Jan 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Harvard Common Press, Voyageur Press
Whether you are a novice or savvy enthusiast, Enjoying Bourbon teaches you the fascinating history of America’s native spirit as well as how to enjoy and evaluate it for a myriad of tastes, textures, and flavor subtleties. It also takes a look at some of the most popular bourbon brands so you can learn how to cut through the marketing and really understand what you’re getting. The journal section creates an accessible, interactive journey that helps you record your tasting experiences with barrel-aged bourbons so you can find new favorites based on your flavor preferences. This guide: Takes you through the finer points of tasting bourbonOffers an interactive format for recording your experiencesIncludes a collection of bourbon cocktail recipes that take your experience deeper into the world of bourbon enjoyment From classic to new-generation bourbon distilleries hailing from across the USA, you’ll learn all you need to enjoy bourbon with the knowledge of a seasoned enthusiast. Whether you choose straight-up sipping or are more of a Manhattan kind of barfly, Enjoying Bourbon offers a hands-on guide to the world of bourbon and its complexities of flavors.
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Average rating from 15 members
Thanks NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion for the this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I once drove to 4 different liquor stores to find a specific bottle of Bourbon. That was back in May and I have yet to open it. I'm not much of a drinker and I can appreciate a nice bottle. After having read Frank Flannery's two glorious books this one and (Enjoying Rum). I want to fully appreciate the next sip of both of these. Enjoying Bourbon much like the Enjoying Rum gives you a great insight into the history and making of this drink. I really enjoyed the writing on these it felt like I was having a conversation with someone. Like wine tasting only more relaxing. Learning about glassware was also very fascinating to me. The recipes are something that I really want to try and this one much like the other has the "Tasting Notes" that I cant wait to put to good use! So I will be adding this to the cookbook shelf because it's honestly such a great addition. & would make a wonderful Christmas gift!
Enjoying Bourbon is a must have for anyone who loves hearing about the history of bourbon or for anyone who loves to try new bourbon. I enjoy both of these, and therefore, this book is perfect for me! I love the bit of history at the beginning of the book, and also the tasting note pages where you can actually fill in information about bourbon you try and keep track of which ones are your favorites all in this well-made, compact little book. It would make a superb gift, and it will look really nice on my bourbon shelf, next to some of my favorite bottles.
Publication date: December 21, 2021 Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review an advanced reader's copy of this book. This in no way affects my review, all opinions are my own. I freaking love bourbon and this book will be used in my house for sure. I had no idea it could be so varied as I am stuck buying from the LCBO here in Ontario and they do not feature many brands beyond mass-market-Walmart kinds of alcohol. The book was well written and is a perfect gift for the bourbon lover in your life: wrap it up with a bottle and they will thank you forever!
Just like the rum book this was brilliant; it would make a great present with a bottle as well! Thank you NetGalley for my complimentary copy in return for my honest review.
This is a good little reference guide for someone interested in learning more about bourbon. It begins with a brief history of the business then moves on to how to read the labels. Recipes are also included for some classic cocktails. The rest of the book leans mainly toward tastings, including tasting notes, differences in color, etc. The back of the book is a journal for you to record your bourbon tastings. I think this would make a great gift to go along with a good bottle or maybe a trip to the Bardstown Kentucky area to experience the Bourbon Trail.
This is the perfect book for anyone who enjoys bourbon, doesn’t know anything about it, but wants to! It includes the history, making and flavors of bourbon, and also includes tips for tasting and recipes for popular cocktails. The perfect gift for any bourbon fan!
Perfect for anyone who enjoys Bourbon, this book includes a short history, how bourbon is made, cocktail ideas, what to consider when tasting, and a guide sheet to complete after each tasting. It has plenty of photos to illustrate it too. Thank you to Frank Flannery, Net Galley and Quarto for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
As a relatively new fan of bourbon I found this to be a fascinating history and dive into the world of bourbon. I learned so much and this is worthwhile read for those interested in this American elixir
Thank you to Quarto for the ARC to read and review. This is a really “neat”. Ha ha. Little book. First part is a quick history and guide to reading and tasting bourbon. Then lots of journal pages to review your tasting journey. What a great gift for anyone who loves bourbon or who plans to travel to Kentucky to ride the Bourbon trail. Excellent little book.
This book would make a great gift for the bourbon drinker in your life, along with a bottle. The book tells the history of bourbon, the making of bourbon, how to read a label, how to taste, famous bourbon and bourbon cocktails. The second half of the book is very much like a journal for the reader to record their tasting notes. My only complaint is that this takes up too much of the book. Thanks to netgalley and the publishers for this read.
A detailed book on Bourbon from its history to how it is made and who makes it. There are plenty of photographs to accompany its history, along with old advertising images. The book provides details on some of the famous bourbon drinks you can purchase in the shops (Jim Beam, Wild Turkey are two I recognize in the UK) along with 6 simple cocktail recipes, with a photograph alongside each one. There are also many many pages for you to put your own tasting notes in each time you try a new bourbon. I certainly learn much about bourbon and found it useful and am now able to understand the labels. I would have liked more cocktail recipes in the book to try and perhaps fewer tasting note pages. I received this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review.