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Big shots : the men behind the booze

Author: A J Baime
Publisher: New York : New American Library, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A J Baime
ISBN: 045120980X 9780451209801
OCLC Number: 52070824
Description: xii, 161 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. American Whiskey men --
Chapter 1: Jim Bean: the grandaddy of bourbon and the grandson who just might have murdered him --
Chapter 2.: Seagram's: A dynasty founded on rumrunning --
Chapter 3. Jack Daniel's: A classic American whiskey, distilled by a nine year old --
Part II. Martini men --
Chapter 4.: Smirnoff : From Smirnov vodka to Smirnoff "white whiskey" --
a little scam goes a long way --
Chapter 5.: Beefeater: the crack cocaine of the eighteenth century and the chemist who gentrified it --
Chapter 6.: Martini & Rossi: the shocking truth about vermouth. Part III. South of the Border --
Chapter 7.: Captain Morgan: pirate, killer, drunk ... rapist? --
Chapter 8.: Jose Cuervo: a bastard liquor and the family who makes it --
Chapter 9.: Bacardi: plotting to kill Castro with the CIA: the inside story of the planet's bestsellin liquor --
Part IV. The Scots and Irish --
Chapter 10.: Baileys: The Bailey brothers' dirty little secret --
Chapter 11.: Johnnie Walker: Tea and alchemy; blending moonshine in Scotland --
Part V. Top shelf --
Chapter 12.: Hennessy: The one-man invasion of France --
Chapter 13.: Dom Perignon: "I am drinking stars!" --
Part VI. Last Call! --
Chapter 14.: Tanqueray, Cabo Wabo, J & B, Old Grand-dad ... The gang's all here.
Responsibility: A.J. Baime.
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