Throughout history we have seen examples of intimate relationships between significant historical events and alcohol. It’s especially fascinating to see how alcohol has shaped American history. Bourbon Empire by Reid Mitenbuler explores bourbon in all its unique forms and offers a unique look at American history through the looking glass of America’s most iconic style of whiskey.
It tells a colorful story of our history with links to organized crime and political controversy, dating back to the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794. With anecdotes of liquor-fueled origins of NASCAR and the Prohibition-era bootleggers to a plot to release five thousand parrots, this book is filled with the colorful stories that should make you the bona fide expert on bourbon when sharing stories at the bar.