- Publish Date: 2012-08-02
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Clint Lanier;Derek Hembree
10,000 Years of Drinking Distilled Into 200 Pages!
Did you know that the Egyptians who built the pyramids were paid not in gold or silver, but something much more valuable to them: beer?
Did you know that Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, arguably one of our greatest and most noble thinkers, was a huge advocate of brewing, had his own brewery and was fond of collecting--and drinking--fine wines from around the world?
Did you know that the consumption of hard alcohol actually increased during prohibition even though everyone thought it would naturally decrease?
Drunken History staggers through mankind's sometimes blurry past to bring all of these stories to you through witty narratives and humorous episodes. You learn which president was at one time the nation's largest distiller of whiskey, the origin of many of your favorite drinks, from vodka to gin. You learn how much the church had to do with making your beer and whiskey, and how asinine prohibition really turned out to be.
Think of Drunken History as a shot of whiskey for your soul; a tonic to your spirit. It is 100 proof, triple distilled fun that will teach you everything you probably shouldn't know about booze, drinking and the drinking culture. Cheers!