A fun read and excellent reference.
SUBTITLE: A Social and Sociable History Of The Real Spirit of 1776
AUTHOR : Ian Williams
PUBLISHER: Nation Books
COST : $26.00 US
REVIEWED BY: Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com
This is not only a scholarly piece of work, but a immensely readable one. Full of history and political commentary covering over 250 years of rum, world politics and of course, drinking. It is an engaging read, full of history and a great reference but with enough humor to be recreational rather than required reading on the subject.
The piece on Bacardi towards the end of the book will make it stunningly obvious why Bacardi bought Grey Goose.
Mr Williams is the Nation magazine UN correspondent and also writes for a host of British papers and magazines including the Guardian, Sunday Herald, NewStatesman and Punch.
Please check out his website at: www.ianwilliams.info