Synopses & Reviews
Kate Hopkins knew there had to be more to whiskey than using it as a mixer. She had an unquenchable thirst to learn more about “the drink” and set out on an ambitious itinerary researching its history. Combining comprehensive research with informal narrative, Hopkins entertains and educates the readers on whiskeys place in the history of the world. She visited historians and pub owners, went to distilleries owned by corporations who sell thousands of gallons per day, and artisans who sell thousands of gallons per year, and interviewed the aficionados and the common drinkers, because one of the best aspects of whiskey is not just its taste, but the stories about the drink that are told around the bar. As an added bonus, she discusses the fine art of distilling, the proper ways to drink whiskey, and provides tasting notes on different brands, all in the hope of discovering the best shot of the liquor.
Combining comprehensive research with informal narrative, Hopkins explains whiskey's place in the history of the world. In addition, she discusses the fine art of distilling, the proper ways to drink whiskey, and provides tasting notes on different brands.
About the Author
Ex-stand-up comedian Kate Hopkinss food blog, The Accidental Hedonist, has been named one of Time magazines 50 Coolest Websites. She lives in Seattle, Washington, and is currently working on a book about candy. Visit her at www.accidentalhedonist.com.