Friday, June 17, 2016

Book Pairings for the Wine & Spirits Connoisseur

Summer is fast approaching and little is better than sitting down and relaxing with a great book and a nice glass of your favorite wine or spirit. Whether it be outside by the pool, on a blanket at the beach, or inside on your cozy couch; the right book combined with the right drink, makes for a great escape.

With this in mind, we polled the Bounty Hunter team to ask them for their favorite literary and vinous pairings.  If you’ve been looking to add something to your Summer reading list (and your Summer drinking list!) then pick a book, pair it with a tasty beverage, and let your mind run wild! 

Atlas Shruggedby Ayn Rand

"The astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did."*

Recommended Pairing:

2013 John Galt Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

The Lock Artist: A Novelby Steve Hamilton

"Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now eighteen, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in ten years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight-hundred pound safe ... he can open them all."*

Recommended Pairing:

Blade & Bow Straight Bourbon Whiskey Kentucky

The Juice: Vinous Veritasby McInerney Jay

"Jay McInerney provides a master class in the almost infinite varieties of wine and the people and places that produce it."*

Recommended Pairing:

2013 CADE 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

While the World Is Still Asleepby Petra Durst-Benning 

"An inspiring historical tale of one woman risking it all for her dreams set in 1890s Berlin."*

Recommended Pairing:

2014 Dr. Loosen ''Urziger Wurzgarten'' Kabinett Riesling Mosel

Lush Life: A Novelby Richard Price

"A tale of two Lower East Sides: one a high-priced bohemia, the other a home to hardship."*

Recommended Pairing:

Four Roses 10yr "Bounty Hunter Private Selection No. 11" Bourbon Whiskey Kentucky

The Catcher in the Ryeby J.D. Salinger

Set around the 1950's and narrated by a boy named Holden Caulfield as he becomes an icon for teenage rebellion.

Recommended Pairing:

Journeyman Distillery 'Bounty Hunter Single Barrel' Ravenswood Rye Whiskey, Michigan

Justice -- What's the Right Thing to Do?by MICHAEL J SANDEL

Michael Sandel address a series of alternative theories of justice.

Recommended Pairing:

2012 Blind Justice 'Beckstoffer To Kalon' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

The Rum Diary: A Novelby Hunter S. Thompson

"A love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent lust in the Caribbean."*

Recommended Pairing: 

Papa's Pilar Dark Rum 'BH Single Barrel'

Tortilla Flatby John Steinbeck

"At the center of the tale is Danny, whose house, like Arthur’s castle, becomes a gathering place for men looking for adventure, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging—men who fiercely resist the corrupting tide of honest toil and civil rectitude."*

Recommended Pairing:

2012 The Jailbird Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

*synopsis taken from

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