from Les Éditions Jean Lenoir
Le Nez du Bourbon & American Whiskey is an illustrated and instructive book kit recounts the story and secrets of making American whiskey. What is a straight American whiskey? Or sour mash? What effect does using barrels made from American oak (Quercus alba) bring? The foreword is written by Chris Morris, master distiller at Woodford Reserve, who developed the Bourbon Flavor Wheel in 2002. Hans and Becky Offringa tell the fascinating story of American whiskey, from the origins of the distilling process to the current proliferation of craft distillers via the dark days of the Prohibition era.
Twelve small bottles encapsulate the main aromatic notes of America’s iconic spirit: honey, rose, tobacco leaf, cherry, orange, oak, toasted almond, caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, mint and black pepper. The aromas are classified in families on the book’s companion aroma wheel. An impressive map of the United States identifies 122 distilleries whose bourbons and whiskeys are listed by aroma group in the book’s last chapter. Follow your nose with Le Nez du Bourbon & American Whiskey, taking a trip to the land of American whiskeys including bourbon, the best-known of them all.