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In Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker, award-winning whiskey writer and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick creates a tasting journey that helps you select barrel-aged bourbons based on your flavor preferences. Using the same tasting principles he offers in his Kentucky Derby Museum classes and as a judge at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Minnick cuts to the chase, dismissing brand marketing and judging only the flavor of the bourbon.

Bourbon Curious groups bourbon into four main flavor profiles - grain, nutmeg, caramel, and cinnamon. While many bourbons boast all four flavor notes, one delicious sensation typically overpowers the rest. This book reveals more than 50 bourbon brands' predominant tastes and suggests cocktail recipes to complement them. In addition, Minnick spends some time busting bourbon's myths, unraveling its mysteries, and exploring distiller secrets, disclosing the recipes you won't find on a bottle's label.

As bourbon becomes more ingrained in the culinary world, foodies and drink enthusiasts alike are looking for a basic understanding of America's spirit. Bourbon Curious will help curious minds take their first step in learning about this highly celebrated spirit.

Like good-tasting bourbon, Bourbon Curious is approachable to all!

©2015 Fred Minnick (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • William T Lewis
  • 27-05-2020

I enjoy Fred Minnick's books!

I had to replay some of the more interesting parts! I enjoy Bourbon both for the history as well as the spirit.

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  • C & E Blanc
  • 08-01-2020

Great Bourbon Lesson!

This book is a great insight to the world of bourbon. I didn't think I was going to care much for the last chapters, regarding tasting notes, but ended up learning a lot about the brands and companies that own them. I am thankful for the knowledge these chapters have instilled. It also has helped me to identify and verbalize what I am smelling and tasting. I.E. Instead of just "caramel" does it smell or taste like "Burt caramel or caramel chews". I recommend you give it a read or a listen.

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