Kentucky Bourbon: The Early Years of Whiskeymaking

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  • Bourbon whiskey is perhaps Kentucky's most distinctive product. Despite bourbon's prominence in the social and economic life of the Bluegrass state, many myths and legends surround its origins. In Kentucky Bourbon, Henry C. Crowgey claims that distilled spirits and pioneer settlement went hand in hand; Isaac Shelby, the state's first governor, was among Kentucky's pioneer distillers. Crowgey traces the drink's history from its beginnings as a cottage industry to steam-based commercial operations in the period just before the Civil War. From "spirited" camp meetings, to bourbon's use as a medium of exchange for goods and services, to the industry's coming of age in the mid-nineteenth century, the story of Kentucky bourbon is a fascinating chapter in the state's early history.
  • Author:
    Henry G. Crowgey
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    663.5209769
    EAN:
    9780813191836
    Edition:
    1
    ISBN:
    0813191831
    Label:
    The University Press of Kentucky
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $19.95
    Manufacturer:
    The University Press of Kentucky
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    192
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2008-01-01
    Publisher:
    The University Press of Kentucky
    Studio:
    The University Press of Kentucky
    Title:
    Kentucky Bourbon: The Early Years of Whiskeymaking
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    Release Date:
    2008-02-01

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