Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things that Last by Wright Thompson
From Penguin Books:
The story of how Julian Van Winkle III, the caretaker of the most coveted Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world, fought to protect his family's heritage, in a world where authenticity, like his product, is in very short supply.
Wright Thompson was invited to be his wingman as he set about to try. The result is an extraordinary testimony to the challenge of living up to your legacy and the rewards that come from knowing and honoring your people and your craft. Wright learned those lessons from Julian as they applied to the honest work of making a great bourbon whiskey in Kentucky, but he couldn't help applying them to his own craft, writing, and his upbringing in Mississippi, as he and his wife contemplated the birth of their first child. May we all be lucky enough to find some of ourselves, as Wright Thompson did, in Julian Van Winkle, and in Pappyland.