FROM JUSTIN KOURY: I am working on a whiskey book with the goal of making it the most comprehensive book written. Now, having completed an MBA, move to California and numerous other projects I can now focus ALL of my efforts on completing the book on American Whiskey I began in 2009.
I thank everyone for their patience, support and the endless stream of samples still arriving. Since the first samples began rolling in back in 2009 I have missed some amazing releases and want to include as many as I can in the final draft. It will be two volumes filled with reviews, culinary and cocktail recipes, history and cultural importance of American whiskey
I would also like to schedule interviews with your distiller to discuss the process of your production. Interviews will begin in April and end in October when the final draft goes to editing. Sample collection will begin again March 1st and continue through October. I have been collecting data, histories, stores, pictures, myths to bust and reading other books like crazy to prepare for this book.
Volume One- American Whiskey, History, and Myths. Tasting notes for 700 (goal) Whiskeys
Information needed along with Sample bottles.
- Age in barrel
- Date released
- Date Distilled
- Method of distillation
- Please include favorite cocktail and culinary recipes using your products, some to be featured with proper credit and citation.
All samples are placed into numbered 4 oz sample bottles so they are tasted blind. Then will be used for cocktail recipes for the best 25. With the goal of writing the MOST comprehensive American whiskey book. Surveys are also attached to be filled out by the distiller or production or marketing team. The link will take you to a fillable form that will allow me to tell your story in the book.
Since each sample is used for review then potentially for, cocktail recipes and use in culinary recipes; 750ml bottles work best, 375ml are fine too. If these sizes are not possible, please send at least 6 oz for each spirit. Samples will be used for both volumes and leftovers shared with travel, luxury, beverage and lifestyle bloggers at private events. Samples will be featured on social media as well as I build momentum for the books.
I am very much looking forward to getting this book done and having you featured.
Please contact me at your convenience if you have questions, comments, concerns, worries, bad dreams or anything else concerning the book.
Writer, Blogger, Hedonist, Whiskeyologist
Please send SAMPLES TO:
9444 Harbour Point Drive #103
Elk Grove CA 95758