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Book Review: Whisky Japan

By Michael Cervin I’m a fan of Japanese Whisky, but aside from a few iterations with international distribution, it’s hard to find and harder to understand its genesis and current place on the global stage. With his new book, Whisky Japan: 
The Essential Guide to the World’s Most Exotic Whisky, author Dominic Roskrow authoritatively details everything you might want to ...

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Book Review: The Big Man Of Jim Beam

By Richard Thomas Some controversy was recently focused on a price hike for a cask strength Bourbon that bears the name of one of the industry’s modern legends: Booker Noe. As it so happened, I was reading a new biography of Booker Noe at the time, The Big Man Of Jim Beam by Jim Kokoris. Flipping through the pages, I ...

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Book Review: Water Of Life By Daniel Marchildon

By Richard Thomas Although there are more books being published about whisk(e)y now that ever before, few, if any, fall outside the non-fiction category. Whiskey drinking might figure prominently in modern popular fiction, but unless you count the reality TV series Moonshiners, making whiskey isn’t the main subject of the story. “The distillery novel?” I hear you ask, “What is ...

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Book Review: Fire Water

By Richard Thomas Given that one of Corsair Distillery’s principal claims to fame is its Triple Smoke Whiskey, it’s not surprising that one of co-founder Darek Bell’s books on craft whiskey-making would be about smoking it up. In Fire Water, Bell has penned a guide on the methods and materials of smoking grain for making whiskey, and in essence recounts ...

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