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Best Bourbon Books Reviewed & Ranked

Here is a list of the best Bourbon books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. The Bourbon Tasting Notebook, 2nd Edition (2018)

Best Bourbon Books Reviewed & RankedThe Bourbon Tasting Notebook is a handy logbook for any bourbon enthusiast. With a record amount of bourbon whiskey aging in warehouses and visits to Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries topping half a million annually, it is obvious that bourbon is enjoying unprecedented popularity. This logbook will give bourbon lovers the perfect way to track their samplings, with nearly 350 featured brands. Authors Susan Reigler and Michael Veach sampled every brand featured, documenting the flavors, tastes and smells they experienced, along with the proof, age,…
Author(s): Susan Reigler, Michael Veach

2. BOURBON TASTING JOURNAL: WHISKEY TASTING LOGBOOK, RATING, FLAVOUR WHEEL & COLOUR SLIDER TO WRITE ON – WHISKY CONNOISSEUR HANDBOOK – PERFECT GIFT & … COLOUR METER, PRICE & BOURBON TASTE WHEEL (2019)

Best Bourbon Books Reviewed & RankedTAKE NOTES OF BOURBON WHISKEY YOU TRY IN THIS LOGBOOK, GIVE RATING, DRAM COLOUR SLIDER AND BOURBON FLAVOUR WHEEL TO MARK ON – WHISKY CONNOISSEUR HANDBOOK – PERFECT GIFT – 100 PAGES EACH WITH NOTE SECTIONS, AGE, DISTILLERY, COLOUR METER, PRICE AND TASTE WHEEL IN THIS JOURNAL. SAVOUR THE TASTE, NOSE THE NOTES FOR PEATY SMELLS, OR BOURBON AND SHERRY CASK, KEEP NOTES OF YOUR FAVOURITE BOTTLES AND TO DISCUSS WITH FRIENDS, KEEP MEMORIES OF THAT FINE DRAM IN A CLASSIC STYLE NOTEBOOK. WHETHER YOU ARE BUYING A GIFT FOR SOMEONE WHO LOVES BOURBON WHISKEY, OR A PRESENT FOR YOUR DAD WHO LIKES SCOTCH WHISKY. THIS IS A…
Author(s): DAVID DUFFY

3. Bourbon Mixology: 50 Bourbon Cocktails from 50 Iconic Bars (Volume 2) (2015)

Best Bourbon Books Reviewed & RankedThe key to a great bourbon cocktail is to produce a drink which complements the flavor profile of the bourbon and doesn’t mask it. After all, we’re not talking about any old hooch here. Bourbon is the all-American spirit created and made in the United States of America. It truly is our contribution to the world of distilled spirits. Author Steve Akley has gathered 50 unique bourbon cocktails from 50 iconic bars. In fact, it’s actually 53 unique cocktails from 52 iconic bars but that title just didn’t sound as good. One submitted two cocktails that fit in its chapter and two other locations submitted cocktails…
Author(s): Steve Akley

4. Buttermilk & Bourbon: New Orleans Recipes with a Modern Flair (2019)

Best Bourbon Books Reviewed & RankedOn screen and in the kitchen, Jason Santos is known for two things: his smack-you-in-the-mouthflavored dishes and his larger-than-life personality. Buttermilk & Bourbon, the name of Jason’s wildly popular restaurant and his standout cookbook, showcases incredible recipes inspired by the exciting flavors and culture of New Orleans. Jason has gathered his best Southern-inspired recipes―the ones that restaurant-goers write about impassioned letters and the ones even his line cooks can’t resist―and laid them bare for you. Make his signature dishes…
Author(s): Jason Santos

5. Bourbon Bliss (Bootleg Springs) (2019)

Best Bourbon Books Reviewed & RankedJune Tucker doesn’t understand people. Numbers, data, and statistics? Those make sense. People? Not so much. In a town of Friday night fighters and moonshine-swilling line dancers, she’s the odd duck. And that suits her just fine. But her sister and friends are pairing off, and the change is unsettling. George “GT” Thompson was at the top of his game—one of the best receivers in football. But a career-ending injury sidelined him for good. Now he’s hoping to find relief in the healing waters of this tiny West Virginia town. And maybe an idea of what life has in store for him next.He doesn’t expect the…
Author(s): Claire Kingsley, Lucy Score

6. Kentucky Bourbon Trail, The: A Revised Edition (Images of America) (2017)

Best Bourbon Books Reviewed & RankedThe initial edition of Images of America: The Kentucky Bourbon Trail was published in 2009, and since then, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tourist attraction has grown to include 10 of the state’s largest and most famous distilleries along with members of the new Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®. This revised edition contains nearly 100 new images of the bourbon industry, past and present, making it an essential companion for bourbon enthusiasts as they visit the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® distilleries. Along the KBT?, tour guides and exhibits offer…
Author(s): Berkeley, Jeanine Scott

7. The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings) (2017)

Best Bourbon Books Reviewed & RankedThe Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society in Charlemont, Kentucky—just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. But no one is above suspicion once the apparent suicide of the family patriarch begins to look like murder—especially the eldest Bradford son, Edward. The bad blood between his father and him is known far and wide. As the investigation intensifies, he keeps himself busy at the bottom of a bottle—and with two women who may or may not have his best interests at heart…   Then, on the very brink of the family’s demise, someone thought lost to them forever…
Author(s): J.R. Ward

8. Wrong Place, Right Time (The Bourbon Street Boys) (2016)

Best Bourbon Books Reviewed & RankedJenny’s single-parent life revolves around her kids and her job, which means that hours of Animal Planet and strings of computer code are about all she has time for. Not that Jenny’s looking for adventure or romance—she’s the type of woman who believes in playing it safe.When Jenny is called upon to do some consulting for the Bourbon Street Boys—a New Orleans private security firm—she knows she should stay away. They conduct surveillance on known criminals and put themselves in harm’s way pretty much every day, so No is the obvious…
Author(s): Elle Casey

9. Witches of Bourbon Street (Jade Calhoun Series) (Volume 2) (2013)

Best Bourbon Books Reviewed & RankedFrom USA Today bestselling author, Deanna Chase, the second book in the Jade Calhoun series. Jade Calhoun was never fond of her empath abilities. Now she has discovered she has another gift she’d rather not unwrap–magic. But when her mentor, Bea, becomes gravely ill and insists Jade’s the only one who can help, she’s forced to embrace her witchy side. It’s too bad she spent a decade shunning the magical community and never learned to harness her powers. Because time’s run out. A trapped spirit has revealed a clue to Jade’s long-lost mother. The resident angel has…
Author(s): Deanna Chase

10. The Bourbon Kings (2016)

Best Bourbon Books Reviewed & Ranked  Upstairs on the sprawling estate of Easterly, the kings of the bourbon capital of the world—the Bradford family—appear to play by the rules of good fortune and taste. Downstairs, the staff works tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet.   For Lizzie King, Easterly’s head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life. Falling in love with Tulane, the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty, was nothing she intended—and their breakup proved her instincts right. Now, after two…
Author(s): J.R. Ward

11. The Bourbon Thief: A southern gothic novel (2016)

Best Bourbon Books Reviewed & RankedBetrayal, revenge and a family scandal that bore a 150–year–old mystery When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it’s to discover he’s been robbed. The only item stolen—a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it’s property of the Maddox family who owned and operated the Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War, until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows… No one except Paris. In…
Author(s): Tiffany Reisz

12. Bourbon, Straight: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey (2004)

Best Bourbon Books Reviewed & RankedBourbon, Straight: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey, follows the trail of America whiskey-making from its 17th century origins right up to the present day. In it, readers will discover the history of the American whiskey industry, how American whiskey is made and marketed, the differences among various types of American whiskey (bourbon, rye, Tennessee) and how they compare to other world whiskies. Readers also will meet the many fascinating characters who have made American whiskey what it is today, whether they be famous, infamous or largely unknown. All major producers and brands are…
Author(s): Charles K. Cowdery

13. Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide (2016)

Best Bourbon Books Reviewed & RankedLike wine lovers who dream of traveling to Bordeaux or beer enthusiasts with visions of the breweries of Belgium, bourbon lovers plan their pilgrimages to Kentucky’s bourbon country. And what a country it is! Some of the most famous distilleries are tucked away in the scenic Bluegrass region stretching between Louisville, Bardstown, and Lexington. Locals and tourists alike seek out the world’s finest whiskeys in Kentucky as interest in America’s only native spirit continues to grow.In Kentucky Bourbon Country, Susan Reigler offers essential information and practical advice to…
Author(s): Susan Reigler , Carol Peachee, et al.

Best Bourbon Books Reviewed & Ranked

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some bourbon books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Through, Not Around: Stories of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

Author(s): Allison McDonald Ace, Caroline Starr, Ariel Ng Bourbonnais
Publisher: Dundurn, Year: 26 Jan 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2322487

Taxing Blackness: Free Afromexican Tribute in Bourbon New Spain

Author(s): Norah L. A. Gharala
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2329862

Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America

Author(s): Brian F Haara
Publisher: Potomac Books, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2342543

Bourbon Street, B-Drinking, and the Sexual Economy of Tourism

Author(s): Angela R Demovic
Publisher: Lexington Books, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2372861

Bourbon and Bullets: True Stories of Whiskey, War, and Military Service

Author(s): John C. Tramazzo; Fred Minnick
Publisher: Potomac Books, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2385426

Exile, imprisonment, or death: the politics of disgrace in Bourbon France, 1610-1789

Author(s): House of Bourbon; Swann, Julian
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2017, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1628971

The Spanish monarchy and the creation of the Viceroyalty of New Granada (1717-1739) : the politics of early Bourbon reform in Spain and Spanish America

Author(s): Eissa-Barroso, Francisco A.
Publisher: Brill, Year: 2017, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2366412

Finding the Flavors We Lost: From Bread to Bourbon, How Artisans Reclaimed American Food

Author(s): Patric Kuh
Publisher: Ecco, Year: 2016, Size: 700 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1560567

The Guru Drinks Bourbon?

Author(s): Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, Amira Ben-Yehuda
Publisher: Shambhala, Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1586111

Project smoke: seven steps to smoked food nirvana, plus 100 irresistible recipes from classic (slam-dunk brisket) to adventurous (smoked bacon-bourbon apple crisp)

Author(s): Steven Raichlen
Publisher: Workman Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 84 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1606611

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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