Best Book Roundup of 2015

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Best Book Roundup of 2015

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There is nothing better than learning more about the things you love. If all things rye and delicious drinks come in at the top of your list, these fun, informative books from 2015 are definitely worth a look.

Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey

If you are curious to know how bourbon came into existence and why it is rising in popularity, this is the book for you. Bourbon Empire, written by Reid Mitenbuler, takes readers on a journey through the past and explores how whiskey and its industry influenced America.

Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker

Fred Minnick, a Wall Street Journal-best-selling author, let’s you in on the truth surrounding bourbon myths and offers a detailed tasting guide that is sure to assist even the savviest of drinkers when it comes to selecting the perfect bourbon. Also included are details about distillery production methods, and best of all, recipes.

Bourbon Mixology: 50 Bourbon Cocktails from 50 Iconic Bars (Volume 2)

Author Steve Akley shares 53 tasty bourbon cocktails from over 50 different iconic bars in the United States. Signature cocktail recipes provided by some of the most well-known drinking establishments in the US fill the pages including; Bourbons Bistro in Louisville, Kentucky, Buckhorn Exchange in Denver, Colorado, and Hard Water in San Francisco, California.

American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A guide to the Nation’s Favorite Spirit

This handy book, written by Clay Risen, offers you a look into a number of distilleries and brands using a comprehensive A-to-Z guide. Each individual section includes the maker’s history, location, bottling information as well as details about color, palate, age, price, and proof. Seeing as this is the second addition, readers will be happy to take in over 300 featured whiskeys and over 100 new entries.

Whiskey: A guide to the Most Common Whiskeys, and How to Know the Difference between the Good, Bad and the Ugly

Written by Tadio Diller, this book is packed full of useful information and recipes for both beginners and seasoned whiskey drinkers. Inside you will find a brief history, interesting facts, and details about the different types of whiskey. You can also find tips for judging a good whiskey and learn how to tell when you have encountered an imposter.

Whiskey Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life

Brought to you by Heather Greene, this is a great book for those just beginning to explore the wonderful world of whiskey. She responds to those nagging questions that no one else ever seems to answer while mixing new research with engaging visuals to produce an encouraging, easy to read guide.

The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All: Know Your Booze Before You Choose

Who doesn’t like a good scratch and sniff book? Written by Richard Betts, this may do well as a novelty gift for whiskey lovers or a conversation piece although it does contain some good basic information. As an added bonus, it contains a fold out wheel that categorizes and ranks a large variety of whiskeys you may encounter.

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