Foreword by Bill Samuels
Introduction by Carolyn Brooks
Artist Statement: Distilling the Bourbon Industry's Heritage
1. Grains and Mills
Carol Peachee is author and photographer of The Birth of Bourbon: A Photographic Tour of Early Distilleries and photographer of Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide.
Straight Bourbon will teach you more about Bourbon, its history and how it is distilled than any other book. It is simply a delight and pleasure to just hold this book. It must be on your coffee table.* The Washington Book Review *
Brimming with lush, rich photos of distilleries, stills, farms, stave mills, cooperages and barrel warehouses, the tome combines the story of the rich heritage of Kentucky's native spirit with Peachee's striking images.* The Kentucky Gift Guide *