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Crowgey Republication Imminent

Unread postby cowdery » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:13 pm

I believe Mike Veach tipped us some time ago that this was in the works.

The University of Kentucky Press has decided to republish Henry Crowgey's Kentucky Bourbon: The Early Years of Whiskeymaking.

Originally published in 1971, this is one of the few serious scholarly works ever done on the subject, and is a very thorough and credible account of the industry's development in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The release is scheduled for February, 2008. Amazon is accepting pre-release orders. (That's the link.)

I won't lie. If you buy it using this link, you will put a few pennies in my pocket, but the cost to you is the same.
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Unread postby bourbonv » Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:26 am

This is a very good book and a must have for a bourbon library. I would order one if you do not have one already.
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Unread postby angelshare » Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:03 pm

We noticed that this book is offered along with it for a special combined price. Chuck or Mike (or anybody?), do you know the scoop on this one?
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Unread postby Dump Bucket » Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:09 pm

Thank you for the recommendation... I have mine on order now (even used the link to make you a couple cents 8-) )
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Unread postby cowdery » Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:17 pm

angelshare wrote:We noticed that this book is offered along with it for a special combined price. Chuck or Mike (or anybody?), do you know the scoop on this one?


I've had a little bit of contact with the author but don't really know anything about the book.
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Unread postby cowdery » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:12 pm

Amazon is shipping the Crowgey book as of today.
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Unread postby bourbonv » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:32 pm

I received a copy from the University Press on Monday. The only difference between the original hardback and the new paperback is the lack of photographs. The original book's photo's were not the highest quality so I assume they decided not to put them in the paperback. It is still a very good book and I would recommend ordering one if you are building a bourbon library.
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Unread postby cowdery » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:43 pm

The only caveat I'll make is that people should remember this isn't something that was lost and has now been rediscovered. Mike has had a copy, I've had a (photocopied) copy, so the information it contains has already been digested and used in other things that have been written. It doesn't contain any surprises. However, you never know what insight a new person reading it will have.
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Unread postby mozilla » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:41 pm

What? ....no pictures!......well then, how the heck am I supposed to read it???
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