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Straight bourbon : distilling the industry's heritage / Carol Peachee ; foreword by Bill Samuels, introduction by Carolyn Brooks.

Peachee, Carol, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9780253029748
  • Physical Description: xxi, 213 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2017]

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Copper -- Grains and mills -- Barrels.
Summary, etc.:
The story of bourbon production is a tale of American innovation, industry, and craft. Join photographer Carol Peachee on a visual journey from farm to bottle, with stunning images of the distilleries, farms, copper, brass, and steel works, cooperages and stave mills, and barrel warehouses that transform corn into liquid gold, while former "Maker's Mark" President Bill Samuels Jr. and whiskey historian Carolyn Brooks trace the impact of historical industries and production methods on the modern bourbon brand. From the ruins and rusted machinery of early distilleries to the flames of a modern barrel factory, 280 full-color photographs of Straight Bourbon offer a rare glimpse into the creation of America's native spirit. Publisher's marketing.
Subject: Bourbon whiskey > History > Sources.
Distilleries > Kentucky > History > Sources.
Abandoned buildings > Kentucky.
Photography, Industrial.
Industrial archaelogy > Kentucky.

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