There were still fakes running amok — causing trouble and deceiving the public, but they had been dealt a serious blow. Haara masterfully covers these topics by flowing from case to case. Right off the bat we learn that it took lawsuits and a decision by the President of the United States, to determine what constitutes a bourbon. But one of you won't have to do that! Then we embark on trademark and brand name decisions that still affect us today. I get the sense and I can't quite say why that this just skims the surface. Some hinting barley notes, creme brulee. Check out: Our Spiritual Kin: Review 58 - Review 32 - Weller Antique 107 Buffalo Trace's budget Weller line has sort have become the epitome of taterism in Bourbon.
What is presented here is really rather fascinating. I state in my Statement of Ethics that, if I ever discuss a product that is produced by one of my friends, I will disclose it at the beginning of the article. Finish: Spicy and long with cinnamon, rye spices, mint, honey and dried fruit. This lead the young federal government to levy its first tax on domestic goods and a major target was distilled spirits. Thoughts: I saw some people in online comments bashing this for using Canadian whisky. I lawyer and the proprietor of the site back in 2015.
Bourbon litigation determined when a family surname can and cannot be used as a business or trade name. Who actually manufactures my favorite drink, what it consists of, and where it comes from, can still be obfuscated enough, legally, that it would take some pretty intense research to know. More information about this setup in. Lawsuits that started with bourbon ended up affecting industries as far reaching as women's lingerie and mouthwash. The first two chapters are superficial and a little dull.
American Law Defines Bourbon; 3. Or that a family couldn't use their family name on a bottle because the rights had been sold generations earlier. Bourbon law shows how American distillers flaunted the law when deemed necessary, lobbied for new consumer protection laws or self-interested protectionism laws, and strategically stretched and used laws to gain an advantage over the competition. Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America Table of Contents List of Illustrations Foreword, by Fred Minnick Preface Chapter 1. Brian Haara is a friend of mine.
It was these farmer-distillers, located in Western Pennsylvania Westylvania , who were responsible for starting the Whiskey Rebellion, which was in response to the first major law affecting American whiskey. Meanwhile, down in Kentucky, nobody could be bothered. Mouth: Nice and spicy with good heat. The old litigation fights involving distillers are the perfect way to learn about bourbon and American history. Numerous typos, strange format, difficult to read. Haara's Bourbon Justice shares not just a little history of bourbon, but shows us how this distinctly American alcohol laid the foundation for many of our modern consumer protection laws. Bourbon is responsible for the growth and maturation of many substantive areas of the law, such as trademark, breach of contract, fraud, governmental regulation and taxation, and consumer protection.
More than just the history of a spirit, Bourbon Justice tells a part of the larger American story. Sometimes you find out you can't taste shit. This is the hazard of doing blind tastings. To think about some corn, barley, rye or wheat left to ferment and distilled for consumers to enjoy the flavors of becomes so complicated when you add in the taxation that financed our nation, legal efforts t Justice reveals the truth. Where did the funk go? The E-mail message field is required. Stitzel Distillery Stitzel-Weller — now closed.
No spirit can tell the story like bourbon does because only bourbon is distinctively— and legally—American, as recognized by Congress in 1964. Back then most of the whiskey was being created by farmer-distillers who used it for trade as the barter system was still a popular form of commerce in America, especially in the more rural areas. Recent years have seen less attention to consumer protection—bottlers no longer have to disclose the age of their product, though if they do disclose anything about the age of the components they have to specify the youngest and least valuable. It blends 8-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye whiskey with two different Canadian Whiskies. That story is far more complicated, but those are the cliff notes.
If you'd like an opportunity for that to be you, enter below! If I had one complaint, I just wish he wrote more. He is married with two daughters, and lives in east Louisville. And finally, 60+ Pennsylvanian farmer-distillers had been subpoenaed to make a long and expensive journey to Philadelphia to stand before a federal court for not paying the tax. I guess I'll keep going just based on my tastes. He has conducted various bourbon and whiskey tastings in cities across the country, and consulted for multiple national labels.