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. 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.
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