Whiskey: A Global History (Edible)

Kevin R. Kosar


A new york or a Sazerac; neat, at the rocks, or with a dash of soda—no subject how it’s served up, whiskey is synonymous with the poet’s suggestion and the devil’s spirit. Be it bourbon, rye, corn, Irish, or Scotch, whiskey has an notorious and celebrated background from a occasionally deadly, herb-infused concoction to an exceptional, meticulously crafted liquor.

            In Whiskey, Kevin R. Kosardelivers an informative, concise narrative of the drink’s historical past, from its vague medieval origins to the globally traded product that it's this day. targeting 3 nations—Scotland, eire, and America—Kosarcharts how the means of distillation moved from historic Egypt to the British Isles. opposite to well known claims, there have been no reliable outdated days of whiskey: ahead of the 20th century, shoppers might by no means make sure simply what used to be being poured of their cup—unscrupulous profiteers may perhaps distill something into booze and pawn it off as whiskey. finally, govt and proven felony definitions of what whiskey is and the way it may be made, taking into account the precise varieties of whiskey identified today.

Whiskey explains what whiskey is, the way it is made, and the way the categories of whiskey range. With a listing of advised manufacturers and vintage cocktail recipes for the thirsty reader, this e-book is ideal for drink and meals lovers and historical past fanatics alike.

Show sample text content

Download sample