How many Bourbon books have come out in the last few years? The answer is too many… how many good books have been released in the last few years? Not too many is the answer. Just like every week portends a new “special release” Bourbon, there are very few actually worth buying if you want to drink them. Fellow blogger Brian Haara is one of the exceptions to the glut of books out there. He actually has done real research, has a quality product, very good writing, and it’s an enjoyable read.
Unlike so many books out there that just are a bunch of poorly written reviews sandwiched between enough text to warrant a book, Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America actually digs into the law cases behind Bourbon, and presents the information in a very enjoyable read. Who knew that reading about law cases could actually be interesting? If I had one complaint, I just wish he wrote more. This book is not just a bunch of his blogs put into a book like some people have done.
On a shelf that has too many Bourbon books on it, Brian’s book will be placed in a position of honor. Congrats to Brian making the leap from blogger to legitimate author, joining Minnick and Cowdery. Buy Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America for yourself and for all your whiskey buddies for the holidays!
What else is worth reading for your list? If you haven’t read these books, be sure to pick them up too: