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Buffalo, Barrels, & Bourbon

The Story of How Buffalo Trace Distillery Became The World's Most Awarded Distillery

Pacult, F. Paul

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1. Auflage Oktober 2021
240 Seiten, Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-119-59991-3
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Learn about one of the most impactful distilleries in American history in this comprehensive tale

Buffalo, Barrels, & Bourbon tells the fascinating tale of the Buffalo Trace Distillery, from the time of the earliest explorations of Kentucky to the present day. Author and award-winning spirits expert F. Paul Pacult takes readers on a journey through history that covers the American Revolutionary War, U.S Civil War, two World Wars, Prohibition, and the Great Depression.

Buffalo, Barrels, & Bourbon covers the pedigree and provenance of the Buffalo Trace Distillery:
* The larger-than-life personalities that over a century and a half made Buffalo Trace Distillery what it is today
* Detailed accounts on how many of the distillery's award-winning and world-famous brands were created
* The impact of world events, including multiple depressions, weather-related events, and major conflicts, on the distillery

Belonging on the shelf of anyone with an interest in American spirits and history, Buffalo, Barrels, & Bourbon is a compelling must-read.

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Glossary xv

1 "This River Runes North West and out of Ye Westerly Side . . ." 1

Sidebar: The Unforgivable Extermination of Tatanka 12

2 "This Map of Kentucke: Drawn from Actual Observations . . ." 15

3 ". . . As Crooked as a Dog's Hind Leg . . ." 29

4 ". . . 10,530 bls. Flour; 1374 Whiskey; 1984 Beef and Pork . . ." 35

Sidebar: The Kentucky River's Natural Wonders 41

5 ". . . The Machinery Is of the Best . . . for Making Copper Distilled Whisky." 43

Sidebar: Kentucky Whiskey Production: Grain 49

6 ". . . Bourbon Production . . . Was at Best Crude and Unreliable . . ." 51

7 ". . . That in Consideration of Five Hundred Dollars . . ." 61

8 "Rev. Dr. McLeod Thanks God for Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey" 69

9 "The Most Valuable Assistance That We Got in St. Louis . . ." 75

10 ". . . An Early Nineteenth Century Residence Situated in the Middle of an Expansive Lawn . . ." 83

11 ". . . Raised the Daily Production from 400 to 600 Barrels . . ." 95

12 "Despite Many Salacious Rumors, He Is Mostly Remembered As . . ." 103

13 "Show Up Next Monday Morning . . ." 115

Sidebar: The Indelible Impact of American Whiskey's Greatest Generation 127

14 Sazerac: The New Orleans Company and the Fabled Cocktail 131

Sidebar: The Sazerac Cocktail and Resurrection of Sazerac House 140

15 "Experimentation Is in Our DNA . . ." 143

16 "Resistance Is Futile" 153

Sidebar: Freddie Johnson's Promise 167

17 ". . . Projecting Forecasts in 2020 for the Next 100, 120 Years . . ." 169

Appendix 181

Timeline 185

Notes 189

Bibliography 199

About the Author 203

Index 205
F. PAUL PACULT has been hailed in Imbibe magazine as "an all-knowing spirituous oracle, a J.D. Powers of liquor" and by Forbes.com as "America's foremost spirits authority." He is an award-winning educator and journalist, as well as the author of seven books, including American Still Life, A Double Scotch, and The New Kindred Spirits. For twenty-eight years, he was the editor of the widely acknowledged "bible" of spirits reviews, F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal. He is a Life Member of both the Bourbon Hall of Fame and the Kentucky Distillers Association's Order of the Writ.