I am thrilled to share with you that my first book, “Barrel Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America’s Whiskey,” is finally at the printer!
In the same approachable, conversational style that I use in the Bourbon Babe blog, I provide an in-depth examination of the bourbon industry in Kentucky—the creation of an American spirit, its resurrection following Prohibition, its astronomical growth in the past five years, and its potential for the future. The book is the product of years of research–and not just drinking bourbon, although that was involved, too. I visited all of Kentucky’s major distilleries (and most of the craft distilleries), got to know the master distillers, climbed up in rick houses and thieved bourbon whiskey straight from the barrel.
You’ll get an up-close look at how bourbon is made, how the industry was built, and how the close-knit families of bourbon crafters continue to grow a multibillion-dollar global industry while staying true to their Kentucky roots.
Veteran Master Distiller Jim Rutledge calls “Barrel Strength Bourbon” “one of the best, and most accurate, books on Bourbon I’ve had the pleasure to read.”
I hope you’ll enjoy it, too! “Barrel Strength Bourbon” will be published this spring by Clerisy Press; you can pre-order now at Amazon.com.