I agree...too many bubbles. I did not read others comments before looking and they were the first thing I noticed and considered changing. Fricky has the idea. Perhaps using a liquid that looks like bourbon but has a greater viscosity?
Linn, I knew I could depend upon you for an honest opinion. I take it from the silence of the others they share your opinion. The truth is i am not a big fan of the cover design. the bubbles are wrong and the whole design looks more like a wine tasting book than a bourbon history. That said, I am stuck with this as the university Press of Kentucky thinks it is the best they have ever seen.
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873
Too many bubbles in the bourbon. I think having a rackhouse with maybe a bottle of bourbon and a full glencairn glass sitting on a bourbon barrel may set a better mood. Also, maybe a whiskey thief pouring the bourbon into a glass
It looks to me like they're trying to sell to the flavored vodka crowd. Your picture certainly better represents what the book is about (just add an old bottle and a shot glass). Marketing at its finest
P.S. I'll be buying the book regardless of the cover