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Straight Bourbon : Distilling the Industry's Heritage

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The story of bourbon production is a tale of American innovation, industry, and craft. Join photographer Carol Peachee on a visual journey from farm to bottle, with stunning images of the distilleries, farms, copper, brass, and steel works, cooperages and stave mills, and barrel warehouses that transform corn into liquid gold, while former Maker's Mark President Bill Samuels Jr. and whiskey historian Carolyn Brooks trace the impact of historical industries and production methods on the modern bourbon brand. From the ruins and rusted machinery of early distilleries to the flames of a modern barrel factory, 280 full-color photographs of Straight Bourbon offer a rare glimpse into the creation of America's native spirit.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 25.4mm | 1,224.7g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 281 color illus.
  • 0253029473
  • 9780253029478

About Carol Peachee

Carol Peachee is author and photographer of The Birth of Bourbon: A Photographic Tour of Early Distilleries and photographer of Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide.show more

Review quote

Straight Bourbon will teach you more about Bourbon, its history and how it is distilled than any other book. It is simply a delight and pleasure to just hold this book. It must be on your coffee table. * The Washington Book Review *show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsForeword by Bill SamuelsIntroduction by Carolyn BrooksArtist Statement: Distilling the Bourbon Industry's Heritage1. Grains and Mills2. Copper3. Barrelsshow more