- By Charles Maclean
- Leatherbound: 352 pages
- 8 X W 1 X 9 1/2 inches
Published and bound by hand in the U.S.A., World Whiskey is a nation-by-nation guide to more than 700 whiskey varieties and award-winners from around the world. Featuring up-to-date photographs of each type, this comprehensive reference takes you to every important distilling nation and presents them in an informative A-Z format. With tasting notes and information on the factors that contribute to the unique flavors of different varieties, this impressive publication makes a thoughtful gift for whiskey lovers and new converts.
Over the course of our history, Americans have engaged in debates about alcohol and its place in our society. Government programs and policies have ranged from promoting drink-related industries to warning of the health dangers of drinking and driving, to outright prohibition of alcohol manufacturing and sales. Few issues have generated such passion among citizens in addition to government interest. Alcohol-related records in the holdings of the National Archives--posters, government-created films, patent drawings, artifacts, and petitions--explore the surprising role of the federal government in regulating, promoting, investigating, and prohibiting alcohol production, sale, and consumption.