The Art of American Whiskey & its Role in Shaping the Western Frontier
Join us to hear Jane Perkins, co-founder of High West Distillery and co-author of "The Golden Elixir of the West: Whiskey and the Shaping of America" for an insider's look at the iconic drink and its role in shaping the American West. Guest will also enjoy a tasting sip of a specialty High West whiskey cocktail recipe featured in Jane's book.
Distilleries are the new microbreweries, cropping up all over the West and producing brands that emulate the predecessors that were made in copper stills by emigrants and served in saloons and dance halls. This history of the spirit and its origins and migration across the country - and its place in shaping the West - celebrates the story of the golden elixir through first-hand accounts, evocative photographs and historic cocktail recipes.
Sherry Monahan is the co-author of "The Golden Elixir of the West: Whiskey and the Shaping of America" with Jane Perkins. She is an author of the American West characters, libations and cuisine, and is passionate about western history. Sherry is the past president of Western Writers of America (2014-2016) and holds memberships in Women Writing the West, the James Beard Foundation, the Author’s Guild, National Women’s History Museum and the Wild West History Association. Sherry is also a member of the National Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Sherry is one of the original members of the Most Intrepid Western Author Posse. She and her fellow posse members were sworn in as honorary Dodge City marshals during one of their “rides.”