Shelley Sackier: Make It A Double

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

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In Conversation with Dave Scheurich

A witty and immersive look at the history, mythology, science, and magical touch that makes whisky taste like a drop of gold. 

Braving the “all boys” clubhouse of the world of whisky has not been easy, but Shelley Sackier has managed to do just that out of her love for the drink. By turns funny and poignant and filled with vivid insight into this ancient craft, Make it a Double will persuade even a teetotaler to want a wee dram.

As a woman whose first sip of whisky created the female doppelganger of a Mr. Yuk sticker, that experience produced a sharp realization that the liquid was foul, poisonous, and needlessly dirtied a previously clean glass. And then she met Scotland. Her curiosity and growing passion lit a fire—igniting a desire to learn more about this craft’s rich and vivid history and the need to break out of an old life and to become the mother, partner, and woman she has always sought to be. After completing a course in Scotland’s famed Bruichladdich Distillery, Shelley begins her path of writing about—and working within—the world of whisky.

There has never been a better time for Shelley's inimitable voice to shed light on this intoxicating realm. Women are not only impressively contributing to the burgeoning sales of the spirit—making up nearly 40% of the whiskey-drinking population in the United States—but they are also growing in number as they enter in to, train within, and lead the industry with their determined creativity and innovation. In the tradition of Blood, Bones, and Butter, Make it a Double establishes Shelley Sackier as a fresh new voice in the lush world of culinary narrative.

 

 

For the past twenty-five years, Shelley Sackier has devoted her efforts toward creating a plainspoken, easygoing, and humorous grasp on the subject of whisky to welcome more people into this realm and to distill down this sophisticated spirit one simple sip at a time. She works as the Director of Distillery Education at Reservoir Distillery in Virginia, lives in in the Old Dominion, and is also a critically acclaimed author of three YA novels. Visit her at Shelleysackier.com.

 

Dave Scheurich is the Original distiller at Woodford Reserve (1996-2011), Owner of High Spirits Enterprise, Master Distiller of Boondocks Whiskeys and Whiskey Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

 

 

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While our store has ramp access to the right of the main entrance, the event space is more easily accessed by entering at Bayly Avenue. Please call the store when you arrive and we will be happy to welcome you via this entrance. This door is next to a loading zone for easy car access, and our parking lot reserved ADA spots are also close to this entrance.

Make it a Double: From Wretched to Wondrous: Tales of One Woman's Lifelong Discovery of Whisky By Shelley Sackier Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781639361793
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Pegasus Books - June 7th, 2022

A witty and immersive look at the history, mythology, science, and magical touch that makes whisky taste like a drop of gold. 

Braving the “all boys” clubhouse of the world of whisky has not been easy, but Shelley Sackier has managed to do just that out of her love for the drink.


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In Conversation with Dave Scheurich! A witty and immersive look at the history, mythology, science, and magical touch that makes whisky taste like a drop of gold.