Ex-stand-up comedian KATE HOPKINS's food blog "The Accidental Hedonist "has been named one "Time Magazine's "50 Coolest Websites. She also writes a food column for Seattle's alternative weekly "The Stranger "and lives in Seattle, Washington.
""99 Drams of Whiskey" is part travelogue, part distillery guide, and part history book. It is deeply personal, and told in Kate Hopkins's humorous, engaging, and inimitable style. Through Kate's eyes, I found myself looking at whiskey anew."--Kevin Erskine, author of "The Instant Expert's Guide to Single Malt Scotch""There is so much hype surrounding beverage alcohol products that a writer's best tool may be his or her BS detector. Kate Hopkins has a good one, but she never lets debunking make her cranky. She is open-minded without being a sucker. 99 Drams is an unexpected and fresh take on whiskey."--Charles K. Cowdery, author of "Bourbon, Straight""How can you not want to follow Kate Hopkins on a rollicking adventure that makes it perfectly acceptable to drink whiskey before noon? Her personal narrative remains lively and humorous throughout, with an excellent balance between storytelling, history, and facts. In my mind, her 'perfect shot' occurs in a mysterious gift shop in Scottish farm country, from an unmarked bottle filled with an unknown whiskey. This kind of experience and others like it make 99 Drams of Whiskey a great read."--Peter Krass, author of "Blood & Whiskey: The Life and Times of Jack Daniel""" ""