Barrels and Drams: (Hardcover) by William, Dowd M
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Whiskey is one of the world's great spirits--distilled, sipped, and dissected for centuries, and still thoroughly enjoyed today. Follow veteran journalist and spirits authority William Dowd down the worldwide whiskey trail with this outstanding collection of articles on the intricacies of whiskey making, whiskey history and its foremost producers (George Smith, Jack Daniel, John Jameson, John Power; the Beams--they're all here), and whiskey collectors and collecting. There's even insight into home vatting. Begin your tour with Dowd's personal overview of the spirits world and drink in his friendly yet informative tone throughout the book. Whether a connoisseur or novice, you are sure to develop a taste for this storied spirit.
William M. Dowd is editor and publisher of Dowd's Guides and the portfolio of Circle 7 sites. A veteran newspaper editor and columnist, he is also a competition judge and writer in the fields of food, drink and destinations. He is a contributing writer to online lifestyles sites Gayot.com and Examiner.com and writes his own bar blog: dowdbarblog.blogspot.com.