This work presents a complete guide to all the high-quality American whiskeys that are currently available. Descriptions and tasting notes are provided, along with a detailed account of all the important distilleries and colourful personalities - past and present - who have made American whiskey such a distinctive contribution to human culture. As well as a comparative analysis of the aesthetic merits of the various premier whiskeys - from Maker's Mark, Booker's and Jack Daniels to Ancient Age, Wild Turkey and Old Forester - this comprehensive guidebook: surveys the key part played by whiskey in American history; describes the process by which whiskey is made; and discusses all the elements which affect the quality of the product. An informative chapter on entertaining with whiskey explains how to organise a whiskey tasting and provides selected recipes for cocktails, appetizers, entrees, side dishes and desserts.
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.