I love any book based on bourbon, doubt the history of bourbon, or even had a drink bourbon! But when I delved into beam straight up I was a little disappointed it didn’t feel like a story that captivated me it felt more of a story that someone else wrote from Wikipedia.
Well there were pictures in interesting anecdotes leave through the book it felt more of a narrative than a story and I didn’t have anybody in to any of the characters, I mean I knew they were living in a new they really did this but it felt was very matter-of-fact and not excited.
Now the beam story is an amazing one at best they created some of the worlds best bourbon and they are “the first family of bourbon “I just don’t know if it was worth the read.
As I write this I am pulling 100 proof bottle of Jim Beam out of the cabinet.
Bullet Bourbon has always had my eye, but I never picked up a dram. When I stopped by Stockyard Burgers I pickup up a glass on the rocks.
While I’m not a fan of Rye this was a nice mix of Rye and a small fruit flavor, decent undertone where the spice didn’t take over the flavor.
This is on my list from being picked up.
I’ve always been enticed by the Bottling of Willet Pot Still Reserve, the decanter shape and the attractive price. I picked up a dram at Stockyard.
I’m not a fan of Rye and I didn’t think it would be as overpowering as it was in the drink. Even cutting with rocks all I can taste was the Rye.
I prefer to get a mixture of flavors but just Rye was not my bag baby.
When I tell you I bought three more books in the span of 3 days with each chapter I read, I’m not kidding.
David Hucklebeisge did a terrific job painting the picture of the history of the American Sprit. You can tell his passion by the words the flew off his fingers. While slow in some areas he more then made up for it in quality.
On my way to learn about the history of Bourbon. I came across Kings County Guide to Urban Moonshining.
Now I got this book from a used realtor on Amazon, I’m sure glad I didn’t pay full price. While full of decent information on the history on Kings County Distiller History.
But coming to the distilling secrion which I was most concerned about fell flat, no tips or real tricks but a regrrgitation on most how to guides and theory’s.
For this I was disappointed, but the writing style was easy to follow and treated it’s reader to the respect they needed.
Would I recommend no, will I resell Possibly!
Nice smoky flavor