The ULTIMATE Bourbon Book Giveaway: Updated (with answers)

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Happy Bourbon Day, ya’ll! Though we have to wait until September to celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month, we’ll still raise a glass for our favorite, native spirit. On this most felicitous day, we want to help you celebrate in the best way we know how…with books!

What you’ll win:

The ULTIMATE bourbon books prize pack! The winner will receive copies of:

and…….

We’ll even throw in a copy of KENTUCKY BOURBON COUNTRY: THE ESSENTIAL TRAVEL GUIDE, coming to a bookstore near you this September! Be one of the first people to own this quintessential companion to the Bourbon Trail, the Urban Bourbon Trail, attractions near each distillery and notes on restaurants, lodging, shopping, and seasonal events in Kentucky’s beautiful historic towns.

How to win:

You didn’t think we’d make it too easy did you? We’ve come up with 5 trivia questions on all things “bourbon;” be they liquor, history, or people. Send us your answers (and your own email address/ snail mail address/ phone number) via email: kentuckypress@gmail.com, as a comment below, as a Facebook message: www.facebook.com/kentuckypress, or heck! fax it on over: (859) 323-4981. Get your answers in by 4 pm with at least 3 correct answers out of 5, and we’ll enter you in the running for the ULTIMATE BOURBON BOOK GIVEAWAY.

THE QUIZ, now with answers!

  1. T or F? Bourbon must be made in Kentucky in order to be called “bourbon”. False. While ~95% of bourbon is produced in Kentucky, it does not have to come from the Bluegrass State in order to be called bourbon.
  2. Who was the first Bourbon King of France? Henry IV, of the House of Bourbon. Henry IV succeeded to the French throne in 1589. He married another famous Royal: Marie de Medici in 1600.
  3. In what year was Galatoire’s, the famous Bourbon St. cafe, opened? 1905. Galatoire’s opened in 1905 at 209 Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
  4. As a distiller would define it, what is an “angel’s share”? The “angel’s share” is a term for the portion of a distilled spirit’s volume that is lost to evaporation during aging in oak barrels. The brand Angel’s Envy took it’s name from this distiller’s term.
  5. In which magazine was noted bourbon lover Hunter S. Thompson’s article The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved first published? Scanlan’s Monthly published Thompson’s article, the writer’s first foray into gonzo journalism, in June, 1970.

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UPDATE!

Congrats to Robert C., winner of the first ULTIMATE BOOK GIVEAWAY! A big, big, big, big THANK YOU to everyone who participated! Check your inboxes for a special thank you gift… As always, keep an eye out here on the blog, Facebook, and Twitter for more giveaways to come. Happy Bourbon Day!

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4 thoughts on “The ULTIMATE Bourbon Book Giveaway: Updated (with answers)

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  2. Marlon Hall

    1.T or F? Bourbon must be made in Kentucky in order to be called “bourbon”. False.
    2.Who was the first Bourbon King of France? Henry IV
    3.In what year was Galatoire’s, the famous Bourbon St. cafe, opened? 1905
    4.As a distiller would define it, what is an “angel’s share”? the amount of aging spirits lost to evaporation
    5.In which magazine was noted bourbon lover Hunter S. Thompson’s article The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved first published? Scanlan’s Monthly

    great blog!

    http://marlonhall.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/bourbon/

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