Pure Heart - Book Giveaway

Pure Heart: A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit, and Whiskey by Troylyn Ball and Bret Witter is more than the story of the building of Asheville Distillery and Troy & Sons. It is also an inspirational tale for parents who are dealing with the difficulties of special needs children.

Troy is the first female legal moonshiner in the history of the South. Her life is lived in an Appalachian Mountain city - home to a collection of characters (Big Stone Gap meets moonshining). The story captured my heart - Troy, the mother of two special needs sons, still found time to co-found a center for disabled children, create the perfect moonshine recipe and care for her sons. It is a wonderful book for Mother's Day gifts. Mothers everywhere can use a little inspiration and sometimes a whole lot of moonshine. As a mother of a son with Asperger's and bi-polar disorder, I grew courage from her strength. 

We are pleased to offer three copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

Do you enjoy whiskey and if so - as a drink or as an ingredient?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on June 2nd, 2017



  • lgroom  on  5/2/2017 at 1:23 PM

    I no longer drink but I wasn't a whiskey fan when I did imbibe.

  • angelanorr  on  5/2/2017 at 7:38 PM


  • cezovski  on  5/3/2017 at 1:41 AM

    I don't like it, but my husband does! Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • lhudson  on  5/3/2017 at 6:27 AM

    My grown children enjoy wiskey but I would rather cook with it.

  • Terrill  on  5/3/2017 at 8:03 AM

    I like whiskey as an occasional drink and love using it to cook with.

  • sgump  on  5/3/2017 at 1:43 PM

    Makes for a great ingredient. Bourbon balls, anyone? Bread pudding with whiskey sauce? Yum!

  • Karla123  on  5/3/2017 at 4:17 PM

    I enjoy whiskey as an ingredient.

  • matag  on  5/4/2017 at 11:18 AM


  • hippiechick1955  on  5/5/2017 at 11:27 AM

    I enjoy Whiskey as a drink but I also use it as an ingredients because it adds so much flavor to certain recipes. If you've never tried it, you definitely should.

  • klrclark  on  5/5/2017 at 3:46 PM

    I enjoy a good Old Fashioned with whiskey.

  • JanScholl  on  5/6/2017 at 9:06 PM

    I don't like the smell of whiskey but I would use it in a recipe, since the smell would be gone.

  • southerncooker  on  5/8/2017 at 12:06 AM

    Love to use it as an ingredient.

  • bstewart  on  5/8/2017 at 12:50 AM

    I love bourbon :) and old fashioneds.

  • sarahawker  on  5/8/2017 at 8:46 AM

    As a drink.

  • skipeterson  on  5/8/2017 at 5:24 PM

    It can be good either way but if it's good whiskey I'd prefer to drink.

  • ktwalla  on  5/10/2017 at 5:28 PM

    I like to bake with it. It's essential to chocolate pecan pie!

  • ktwalla  on  5/10/2017 at 5:32 PM

    I like to bake with it. It's essential to chocolate pecan pie!

  • Katiefayhutson  on  5/17/2017 at 2:30 PM

    Yes. As a drink and in baked goods.

  • auntietina  on  5/21/2017 at 1:46 AM

    I enjoy whiskey as a drink and as an ingredient. Love a good whiskey BBQ sauce.

  • Kelos  on  5/25/2017 at 3:30 AM

    I must admit I am partial to the odd single malt :)

  • peglynn  on  5/25/2017 at 4:26 PM

    Whiskey is great any way it's used!

  • musselwhite  on  5/25/2017 at 4:47 PM

    Definitely enjoy it as a drink! Rocks or neat.

  • Uhmandanicole  on  5/30/2017 at 7:29 AM

    I love whiskey both ways! In cocktails or by itself.

  • RSW  on  5/30/2017 at 10:55 AM

    As an ingredient. not straight up.

  • Scotsman61  on  5/30/2017 at 6:55 PM

    As a Scotsman, I do enjoy a Dram of Single Malt, 21 yr old Isle of Jura is my preference. As A Chef/Baker Yes I use it in several of my recipes. but I'm afraid I use Scotch WHISKY or Irish WHISKEY, not Bourbon WHISKEY

  • elinwoods  on  6/2/2017 at 9:14 AM

    I love to sip on scotch. I'm an Islay girl, all the way. However, living in the states, I have found myself enjoying some of the small-batch bourbon options in the summer.

  • Pgarner9  on  6/2/2017 at 10:26 PM

    As an ingredient in a drink. Lol!

  • kitkat157  on  6/2/2017 at 10:31 PM

    I drink whiskey, every once in a great while, as a whiskey sour.

  • lkw1974  on  6/2/2017 at 10:42 PM

    I don not drink whiskey but it may be ok in certain foods though.

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