Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Art of American Whiskey Review


 About the Book

A visual history of American whiskey, as told through hundreds of whiskey bottle labels, from early, pre-Prohibition-era days to the present.

Just as wine is to the French or beer is to the Germans, whiskey--especially bourbon and rye--is  an integral part of the history and culture of the United States. The Art of American Whiskey traces the arc of this beloved, renowned spirit--from its earliest days in the Colonial era, through the Civil War, Prohibition, Great Depression, and up to the current craft-distilling boom. Illustrated with 100 full-color modern and historic labels from the most iconic bottles ever made, The Art of American Whiskey is an instant collectible and a fantastic gift for any whiskey enthusiast or design lover. Captions, sidebars, profiles and short histories tell the story of the pioneers and places behind the labels, and each chapter features era-appropriate recipes from all-star bartenders and cocktail experts that will tickle any tippler's fancy. (Goodreads)

My Review

 This is actually a really neat book! I wasn't sure what to expect but you have to be interested in history for you to enjoy this book. I love to read about the past and how things have changed, but if you don't, I wouldn't read this book. The chapters are split up such as the late 1800s-early 1900s, prohibition, all the way to present times. I LOVE the pictures and labels from the older brands of whiskey and how history changes things. Wars, and prohibition changed many things on how it was made and what people wanted. I had no idea what kind of history there has been just with whiskey! 
Loved this book, would make a great gift. 

Five stars!

"I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review"


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