TITLE: Kevin Kosar on Whiskey: A Global History
SPEAKER: Kevin Kosar
EVENT DATE: 02/08/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 51 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
"Whiskey: A Global History" (University of Chicago Press, 2010) is an informative, concise narrative of the drink's history, from its obscure medieval origins to the globally traded product of today. Focusing on three nations -- Scotland, Ireland and the United States -- author Kevin R. Kosar charts how the techniques of distillation moved from ancient Egypt to the British Isles.
Speaker Biography: Kosar is the founder of AlcoholReviews.com. His writings on alcoholic beverages have appeared in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America and NewYorkHangover.com. He is an analyst in American National Government in the Library of Congress's Congressional Research Service.
SERIES: Books & Beyond