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The special beverage of the Western international, bourbon is Kentucky's illustrious present to the area of spirits. even though the tale of yank whiskey is recorded in numerous vigorous pages of our nation's background, where of bourbon within the American cultural list has lengthy awaited exact and target presentation. now not a recipe e-book or a barman's consultant, yet a desirable and informative contribution to Americana, The Social heritage of Bourbon displays a side of our nationwide cultural id that many have lengthy suppressed or neglected. Gerald Carson explores the impression of the liquor's presence in the course of America's early improvement, in addition to bourbon's function in many of the extra dramatic occasions in American background, together with the Whiskey uprising, the scandals of the Whiskey Ring, and the "whiskey forts" of the fur exchange. The Social heritage of Bourbon is a revealing examine the position of this vintage beverage within the improvement of yankee manners and tradition.

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