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American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye

American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye

$ 24.95

Author: Clay Risen

Publisher: A Scott & Nix Edition/Sterling Epicure

Size: 6.8 x 10.8"

Pages: 392

ISBN: 978-1-4549-1688-8

Price: $24.95

Critical Acclaim

 “A comprehensive and opinionated guide for the intermediate tippler…It’s a detailed, admirably cranky directory. Risen’s tasting notes for each are erudite
and fun.”

—Wall Street Journal

 “Risen is something of a Renaissance man…a Leonardo da Vinci of whiskey. American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye…should have a proud place on the bookshelf (or by the bar) of anyone who is an enthusiast of bourbon and other American whiskeys. Very useful for shopping purposes…Bring this book with you.”

—Los Angeles Review of Books

 “Risen delicately walks readers into whiskey’s past, present, and future.…His words are meant for whiskey lovers, as he dissects every brand’s story and scores products on an NR (not recommended) to four-star scale. An American whiskey treasure worthy of four stars.”

—Whiskey Advocate

 “A whiskey novice’s best friend...It’s a book I plan on keeping around for constant reference.”


The bible of American whiskey has been updated. Organized in an A-to-Z directory by distillery or brand, this second edition features 338 whiskeys, including more than 145 new entries. Each section includes a brief history of the maker, along with its location, followed by a full account of each bottling, including details on age, proof, nose, color, body, palate, price, as well as an overall rating. A comprehensive primer provides a short history of the spirit, how it’s made, and how to enjoy it, including tips on organizing tasting sessions. Also included are a glossary of terms, a selection of top whiskeys by ratings and value, a handy checklist, and index. With this book, choosing from among the many whiskeys, bourbons, and ryes made in America has never been easier.