• Shots Of Knowledge: The Science Of Whiskey

Shots Of Knowledge: The Science Of Whiskey


Shots of Knowledge is a guidebook for whiskey lovers. Organized into approximately sixty illustrated essays, the book samples selected topics in whiskey production through the lenses of science and engineering.

Whether the topic is photosynthesis, bubble caps, oak speciation, or a mechanistic enzymology, the essays seek to reveal the simple beauty too often hidden in science and engineering. At approximately one page in length, each essay and accompanying artwork can be digested slowly at the rate estimated at three essays per bourbon or Scotch. Each essay is summarized in one or two sentences in a single “Shot of Knowledge.” Iconography anchors each essay in the production process. Inspiration for the book derived from a productive collision between individuals from TCU and the Firestone & Robertson Distilling Company in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • Hardback
  • 12.25" x 12.25"
  • 126 pages
  • Written by Rob Arnold and Eric Simanek
  • Published by TCU Press

Shots Of Knowledge: The Science Of Whiskey

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