Victorino Matus, "Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America"
ISBN: 076278699X | 2014 | EPUB/PDF | 272 pages | 31 MB/72 MB
It began as poisonous rotgut in Medieval Russia-Ivan the Terrible liked it, Peter the Great loved it-but this grain alcohol "without distinctive character, aroma, taste, or color" has become our uncontested king of spirits. Over a thousand brands fight for market share, shelved in glass skulls, Tommy guns, bulletproof bottles; flavored with pears, currants, chipotle; or quintuple distilled by Donald Trump. But it wasnt always thus.