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.
Tristan Stephenson is renowned as one of the leading experts in the bar community on cocktail science and molecular mixology. In 2005 he set up the bar at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall, before taking on a role as Brand Ambassador for the Reserve Brands Group in 2007, training bartenders at some of the highest regarded bars and restaurants in the UK, including The Ritz. In 2009 he co-founded Fluid Movement, a breakthrough consultancy company for the drinks industry which lead to the opening of his London bars Purl, The Worship Street Whistling Shop and Black Rock. Tristan makes TV appearances, is a contributor to print and online drinks publications and a judge at international spirit competitions. He is the author of the bestselling The Curious Bartender: The Artistry & Alchemy of Creating the Perfect Cocktail; the following books in the Curious Bartender series: An Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies; Gin Palace; and Rum Revolution.
'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)