Bourbon Curious | A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker.

do you fancy yourself savvy, a drinker, perhaps both?  
do you enjoy bourbon, blogs, and a giveaway?
this is your post.
there is no denying that the popularity of bourbon is on the rise. as it becomes more ingrained in the culinary world, foodies (me) and drink enthusiasts (also me) are looking for a basic understanding of this highly celebrated spirit.

award winning whisky writer and wall street journal-best-selling author fred minnick has done just that with,  
bourbon curious |  a simple tasting guide for the savvy drinker.
minnick creates an easy-to-read interactive tasting journey that helps consumers select bourbons based on their flavour 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, bourbon curious cuts to the chase, dismissing brand marketing and judging only the flavour of the bourbon.

grouped into four main flavour profiles - grain, caramel, nutmeg, and cinnamon, this book exploits more than fifty bourbon brands' predominate tastes and suggest cocktail recipes to complement them.

Bourbon Sour

1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon caster sugar
1 egg white
1 1/2 ounces grain-forward bourbon

dry-shake the first three ingredients to create a frothy texture.  add ice and bourbon and shake vigorously.  strain and pour over ice.
so if you're a bourbon enthusiast or perhaps someone looking to expand his or her knowledge of this celebrated spirit, this  book for you.

best part, i have an extra copy to giveaway to one lucky reader.
to win, leave a comment below or send an email to telling me where the perfect place to enjoy a great glass of bourbon would be.
winner will be picked at random september 1, 2015.
cheers and good luck.


  1. I turn to bourbon on a warm day when an iced home-concocted bourbon cocktail greets me on the deck overlooking the ocean. Always curious for new bourbon!


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