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The Past and Future of America's Whiskey
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Bourbon Empire traces the history of America's most iconic spirit from frontier rebellion to Gilded Age corruption to Madison Avenue.
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What's inside artisanal looking bottles may be startlingly close — and in cases exactly the same — to bourbon produced in big batches.