American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye
A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit
By Clay Risen
(Sterling Epicure, Hardcover, 9781402798405, 304pp.)
Publication Date: November 2013
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The number of commercially available American whiskeys has grown exponentially over the past 20 years-as has its popularity. Discerning drinkers will savor this, the only guide devoted solely to US-made whiskey, rye, and bourbon. Arranged alphabetically by distillery and/or brand, it offers histories, ratings, and tasting notes for over 200 expressions. Each main account includes the name and address of the maker, including website URL and contact information, along with its various products.
Clay Risen has covered spirits and beer for the Atlantic website since 2009. He was formerly the managing editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and in 2011 he became an editor of the Op-Ed section of the New York Times. He has published in the New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, and Inc., among many other publications. He is also the author of A Nation on Fire: America in the Wake of the King Assassination (Wiley).