Buckle up and join bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur Tristan Stephenson on an epic tour of more than 40 unique distilleries from Vermont to California.
"Rigorously researched and richly illustrated...Meticulous in detail and gleeful in its discoveries, this trip is a joyride for any whiskey lover." Publishers Weekly
This engaging volume visits legendary makers in the states that are the spiritual home of the industry—Kentucky and Tennessee—and introduces readers to newer craft-distillers in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and even Texas. In his signature style, which is both fiercely entertaining and meticulously researched, Tristan weaves together the full and fascinating story of American whiskey with all its regional nuances, from its history and production methods to the origins of iconic bottle designs. With evocative images that take you behind the scenes and recipes for cocktails to make and enjoy, this is a celebration of a true American classic.
'an ambitious tour of 40 of the best whiskey distilleries in America' – Richmond.com
'The book is packed with detail covering the people, places and production of whiskey. . . .no matter how many behind-the-scenes distillery tours I take, I learn elucidating new information from every single one' – Forbes.com
'Each visit provides a launchpad for [Stephenson’s] erudite essays on whiskey history and culture.' – Selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the year’s top tipples
“Each visit provides a launchpad for [Stephenson’s] erudite essays on whiskey history and culture." – Selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the year’s top tipples
'[this] is an expressively written book that has plenty of space for poetry among all the historical and technical gems of information... definitely one to add to your Christmas present list.' – imbibe.com
'If you’re planning your own whiskey road trip, this guide can inspire ideas—but even if you just read it sitting on your couch, prepare to be transported' – Whiskyadvocate.com
'Rigorously researched and richly illustrated. . . . Meticulous in detail and gleeful in its discoveries, this trip is a joyride for any whiskey lover' – Publishers Weekly
'Entertaining and well-researched, the book also looks at the origins of iconic cocktails that are still enjoyed around the world' – The Chronicle (Newcastle)