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In this first volume of The Canadian Whisky Master Class, “The Keeper of History” is the inside story of one of Canada’s largest whisky distilleries—Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd.—from the perspective of Master Blender, Dr. Don Livermore.
The book charts the lives of early Canadian whisky barons, industry consolidation during the wild Prohibition years, and the industrialization and modernization of Canadian whisky post-Prohibition.
Meticulously researched and lushly illustrated, this book highlights Dr. Don’s 25-year contribution to the Canadian whisky industry, including how he has helped reshape early twenty-first century whisky production.
Filled with personal insights, Dr. Don also explains the rigid distilling and blending processes to ensure the final products are unique, exceptional and pleasing.
The book also explains–in layman’s terms–how a Master Blender designs new styles of whisky and ensures it maintains its unique characteristics, from batch to batch.