Bourbon whiskey is a distinctly American product with its roots planted deep in the limestone-enriched soil of Kentucky. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is an attraction that celebrates the heritage of Kentucky bourbon, bringing to life the people, places and events that signify the bourbon industry.
In a new pictorial history book from Arcadia Publishing, local authors Berkeley and Jeanine Scott offer readers a look back at the pioneers of bourbon, the legendary distilleries that have come and gone and the history of those brands that carry on the craft today.
The authors hope the book will “give readers some historical perspective on one of the state’s signature industries and encourage people to visit all the distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.”
Highlights of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail include:
• Photos collected from Kentucky Historical Society, distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and private family collections
• Eight distilleries in the Bluegrass State, some of whose brands and bourbon-making secrets are more than 200 years old
• The process of distilling whiskey through photographs
• A “whiskey thief” is not what it sounds like and a Baptist minister was one of the first people to make bourbon
This is the third book in the Images of America series authored by husband-and-wife team Berkeley and Jeanine Scott. Both are journalists and historians with a keen interest in Kentucky’s bourbon legacy. The couple has lived in Bourbon County for more than 30 years.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at 888.313.2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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