Blood Whiskey

Author: Peter Krass
Publisher: Castle Books
ISBN: 9780785822615
Format: PDF, Docs
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The legends are colorful and many. Jack Daniel, it is said, ran away to escape a broken home; was a teenage moonshiner during the Civil War; and hauled black-market whiskey, hidden under loads of meat, to the wild river part of Huntsville, Alabama, sneaking into town after midnight to avoid the sheriff and his deputies. This is his story and how he created one of the most powerful and recognizable brands in the world.

Blood and Whiskey

Author: Peter Krass
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN:
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The first-ever biography of the man who created America's most famous whiskey Born in Lynchburg, Tennessee, in 1850, Jack Daniel became a legendary moonshiner at age 15 before launching a legitimate distillery ten years later. By the time he died in 1911, he was an American legend-and his Old No. 7 Tennessee sipping whiskey was an international sensation, the winner of gold medals at the St. Louis World's Fair and the Liege International Exposition in Belgium. Blood and Whiskey captures Daniel's indomitable rise in the rough-edged world of the nineteenth-century whiskey trade-and shows how his commitment to quality (his whiskey was always charcoal-filtered) and his flair for marketing and packaging (he launched his distinctive square bottle in 189-5) helped create one of America's most venerable and recognizable brands. Peter Krass (Hanover, NH) is the author of Carnegie (0-471-46883-5), cited by Barron's as the "definitive" biography and selected by Library Journal as one of the best biography/business books of 2002.

Jack Daniel s Cookbook

Author: Lynne Tolley
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1401604900
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Time-honored recipes from the Jack Daniel's family cookbook. Deep in Tennessee's tiniest county (Moore County) rests the internationally acclaimed Jack Daniel Distillery. Each year, more than 250,000 visitors find their way there from across the world. Many end up sitting down for dinner (known outside the South as "lunch") at Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House, welcomed by the hospitality of Lynne Tolley. In Jack Daniel's Cookbook, Tolley and her cowriter Mindy Merrelloffer two hundred recipes, many never before shared with the legions of fans ofTolley's Great-Grand Uncle Jack and his Old No. 7 that made Lynchburg famous. Recipes such as: Cornbread Barrel Bungs Blueberry Buckle Skillet Cake Bobo's Carrot-Raisin Salad Sauer Mash Smoked Sausage Pot Shade Tree Beef Brisket Jack and Coke Pudding Cake In Lynchburg they have a saying: a little Jack makes a whole lot of things taste better. From cocktails to desserts andevery snack in between,let the Lynchburg tradition guide you.

99 Drams of Whiskey

Author: Kate Hopkins
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429989971
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Kate Hopkins knew there had to be more to whiskey than using it as a mixer. She had an unquenchable thirst to learn more about "the drink" and set out on an ambitious itinerary researching its history. Combining comprehensive research with informal narrative, Hopkins entertains and educates the readers on whiskey's place in the history of the world. She visited historians and pub owners, went to distilleries owned by corporations who sell thousands of gallons per day, and artisans who sell thousands of gallons per year, and interviewed the aficionados and the common drinkers, because one of the best aspects of whiskey is not just its taste, but the stories about the drink that are told around the bar. As an added bonus, she discusses the fine art of distilling, the proper ways to drink whiskey, and provides tasting notes on different brands, all in the hope of discovering the best shot of the liquor.

Carnegie

Author: Peter Krass
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118208587
Format: PDF, Mobi
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One of the major figures in American history, Andrew Carnegie was a ruthless businessman who made his fortune in the steel industry and ultimately gave most of it away. He used his wealth to ascend the world's political stage, influencing the presidencies of Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt. In retirement, Carnegie became an avid promoter of world peace, only to be crushed emotionally by World War I. In this compelling biography, Peter Krass reconstructs the complicated life of this titan who came to power in America's Gilded Age. He transports the reader to Carnegie's Pittsburgh, where hundreds of smoking furnaces belched smoke into the sky and the air was filled with acrid fumes . . . and mill workers worked seven-day weeks while Carnegie spent months traveling across Europe. Carnegie explores the contradictions in the life of the man who rose from lowly bobbin boy to build the largest and most profitable steel company in the world. Krass examines how Carnegie became one of the greatest philanthropists ever known-and earned a notorious reputation that history has yet to fully reconcile with his remarkable accomplishments.

The Book of Gin

Author: Richard Barnett
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802194095
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Gin has been a drink of kings infused with crushed pearls and rose petals, and a drink of the poor flavored with turpentine and sulfuric acid. Born in alchemists’ stills and monastery kitchens, its earliest incarnations were juniper flavored medicines used to prevent plague, ease the pains of childbirth, even to treat a lack of courage. In The Book of Gin, Richard Barnett traces the life of this beguiling spirit, once believed to cause a “new kind of drunkenness.” In the eighteenth century, gin-craze debauchery (and class conflict) inspired Hogarth’s satirical masterpieces “Gin Lane” and “Beer Street.” In the nineteenth century, gin was drunk by Napoleonic War naval heroes, at lavish gin palaces, and by homesick colonials, who mixed it with their bitter anti-malarial tonics. In the early twentieth century, the illicit cocktail culture of prohibition made gin – often dangerous bathtub gin—fashionable again. And today, with the growth of small–batch distilling, gin has once-again made a comeback. Wide-ranging, impeccably researched, and packed with illuminating stories, The Book of Gin is lively and fascinating, an indispensible history of a complex and notorious drink.

Mountain Spirits

Author: Joseph Earl Dabney
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780914875024
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Mountain Spirits is a scholarly yet entertaining look into this staple of Southern Appalachian history. The folklore of moonshine whiskey is full of fact and fiction, but the real characters tell stories even more humorous and exciting. Dabney?s interviews with actual moonshiners and his documented history allow one to take a trip through the mountains ? and through history ? to discover both the origins and development of the art of making whiskey.With a complete glossary, extensive history, photographs, illustrations, and interviews, Mountain Spirits offers a most complete exploration of this craft which has been passed down from generation to generation. From distilling for personal use to the moonshining gangs that emerged during Prohibition, this is absorbing reading about one of the most colorful eras in American history.

Single Malt and Scotch Whisky

Author: Daniel Lerner
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 1603763163
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This guide to single malt and Scotch whiskey is an essential resource for novices and seasoned experts alike. It includes more than 200 brands and varieties of Scotch and single malt whiskey. Ratings and detailed information on Scotch and the Scotch industry are included. Information on each brand includes the varieties’ strength, aroma, flavor, and distinguishing characteristics. The history and lore of single malt and Scotch whisky is shown in both text and color photographs.