Bourbon Empire by Reid Mitenbuler audiobook

Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey

By Reid Mitenbuler
Read by Brian O'Neill

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664441798

  • ISBN: 9781664549623

  • ISBN: 9781664709522

Runtime: 10.39 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

How bourbon came to be, and why it's experiencing such a revival today Unraveling the many myths and misconceptions surrounding America's most iconic spirit, Bourbon Empire traces a history that spans frontier rebellion, Gilded Age corruption, and the magic of Madison Avenue. Whiskey has profoundly influenced America's political, economic, and cultural destiny, just as those same factors have inspired the evolution and unique flavor of the whiskey itself. Taking readers behind the curtain of an enchanting-and sometimes exasperating-industry, the work of writer Reid Mitenbuler crackles with attitude and commentary about taste, choice, and history. Few products better embody the United States, or American business, than bourbon. A tale of innovation, success, downfall, and resurrection, Bourbon Empire is an exploration of the spirit in all its unique forms, creating an indelible portrait of both bourbon and the people who make it.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mitenbuler’s prose is relaxed and mellow with a shot of wry; his entertaining, loose-limbed narrative revels in the colorful characters and droll hypocrisies of capitalism at its booziest.” Publishers Weekly
“Abundant and even surprising detail is bundled with sharp writing that doesn’t hesitate to criticize…This terrific account of the rich heritage behind a classic American beverage is recommended for those who enjoy reading histories of foodstuffs of all sorts.” Library Journal
“An illuminating, well-paced narrative that will interest students and imbibers of the wee drap, American-style.” Kirkus Reviews
Bourbon Empire is a lively, rowdy tale of swindlers and smugglers, connoisseurs and craftsmen. Reid Mitenbuler is a talented storyteller whose wide-ranging curiosity takes us to Civil War battlefields and prison cells as well as cornfields and world-famous distilleries. Truly fascinating, and a must-read for whiskey lovers!” Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist

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Author

Author Bio: Reid Mitenbuler

Author Bio: Reid Mitenbuler

Reid Mitenbuler is the author of two acclaimed nonfiction books: Bourbon Empire and Wild Minds. He has written about whiskey and drinking culture for The Atlantic, Slate, Saveur, Whisky Advocate, and other publications.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English