David Haskell, Colin Spoelman
Given how frequently it's consumed, whiskey is surprisingly misunderstood. People love it but are often strangers to it. The difference between scotch and bourbon, between pot and column distillation, even between brewing and distilling--it's all a little hazy, even for many brown liquor enthusiasts.
The book is a guide to American whiskey--not simply a taxonomy of brands and types, but also an introduction to how whiskey is manufactured and produced; an investigation into its history (in cities from New York to Kentucky); a tour through contemporary whiskey culture among younger, urban drinkers; and a