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The Birth of Bourbon

A Photographic Tour of Early Distilleries

With plentiful limestone-filtered springwater and an ideal climate, your old Kentucky home was God’s gift to whiskey makers, and early settlers put grain to copper still and bourbon soon ran from it. But Prohibition cut the number of distilleries from more than two hundred to sixty-one, stranding scores of warehouses, grain hoppers, barrel rooms, boiler houses, and other grand relics that dot the Bluegrass State even today. The 238 mesmerizing, richly saturated color photos in this abandoned-distillery tour offer Americana at its best.

Reviewed by Matt Sutherland

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