Bourbon: What the Educated Drinker Should Know Book


By Tim M. Berra

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Oaky and full-bodied, prized throughout the world but distinctly American, with deep roots in the Kentucky hills and hollers… Bourbon has continued to grow as the spirit of choice by alcohol lovers across the globe, but many drinkers have a limited understanding of how bourbon is made. While there may be a hundred books on the subject, few break down the science of bourbon in uncomplicated terms as this lavishly-illustrated book does.

A university professor for 50 years, Dr. Tim Berra has developed this authoritative guidebook on all things bourbon in a straightforward, easy to understand format. Berra answers the question “What is Bourbon?” in a style both beginners and aficionados will appreciate, distilling the basics of bourbon into refined sips that are easily consumed.

Now anyone can effortlessly become more informed by reading Bourbon: What the Educated Drinker Should Know and gain a better understanding of this All-American beverage. Knowledge enhances enjoyment! ”


  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Acclaim Press, Inc. (April 30, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9 inches



“A concise, yet thorough summary of bourbon facts and history. Bourbon: What the Educated Drinker Should Know would certainly be the recommended text for Bourbon 101.”
-Susan Reigler, contributing writer, Bourbon+ and American Whiskey Magazine and co-author of The Bourbon Tasting Notebook

“Bourbon drinkers could not ask for a better guide to the history and science behind their favorite dram. Tim Berra’s experience as a college professor serves him – and us – well. Clearly, intelligently explained, ‘Bourbon’ is a great introduction to the category.”
-Clay Risen, author, American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation’s Favorite Spirit and Single Malt: A Guide to the Whiskies of Scotland

“There are many books on the subject of Bourbon, but this one by Tim Berra should be everyone’s FIRST.”

-Bernie Lubbers, Heaven Hill Distillery’s Whiskey Professor and author, Bourbon Whiskey: Our Native Spirit


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Dimensions 6.2 × 1 × 9 in

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