Making Liquor Legally at Home
Author: Victoria Redhed Miller
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Category: House & Home
Many people have experienced great success making their own beer or wine at home. In recent years a number of hobbyists have become interested in making distilled spirits. However, distilled spirits are more complicated to produce, and the process presents unique safety issues. In addition, alcohol distillation without a license is illegal in most countries, including the United States and Canada. From mashing and fermenting to building a small column still, Craft Distilling is a complete guide to creating high-quality whiskey, rum and more at home. Experienced brewer, distiller, and self- reliance expert Victoria Redhed Miller shares a wealth of invaluable information including: Quality Spirits 101: Step-by-step recipes and techniques Legal Liquor: An overview of the licensing process in the United States and Canada Raising the Bar: Advocacy for fair regulations for hobby distillers This unique resource will show you everything you need to know to get started crafting top-quality spirits on a small scale – and do it legally. Sure to appeal to hobbyists, homesteaders, self-sufficiency enthusiasts, and anyone who cares about fine food and drink, Craft Distilling is the ideal offering for independent spirits. Victoria Redhed Miller is a writer, photographer and homesteader who lives on a forty-acre off-grid farm in northwest Washington State with her husband David. She strives to enhance her family's self-reliance through solar energy, gardening, food preservation, raising heritage poultry, blacksmithing, and other traditional skills Victoria is the author of Pure Poultry: Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks.
An Enthusiast's Guide to the Artisan Distilling of Potent Potables
Author: Bill Owens,Alan Dikty
Publisher: Quarry Books
This book is a backstage pass into the world of small-scale distilling of whiskies, gins, vodkas, brandies, and more. The reader, the ultimate spirits aficionado, will learn how water and grain are transformed into the full range exquisite, timeless liquors. There are few books available that explore the actual craft of distilling in such detail. Most of the other spirits books chronicle the historical side of the distilling world or focus on the flavors of various vintages. Our book will be the consummate insider's guide to distilling techniques. Bill Owens' original photography, the result of two cross-country road trips, offers comprehensive illustration of the microdistilling world.
An Enthusiast's Guide to the Artisan Distilling of Whiskey, Vodka, Gin and other Potent Potables
Author: Bill Owens,Alan Dikty,Andrew Faulkner
Publisher: Quarry Books
The Art of Distilling, Revised and Updated presents the techniques and inspirations of the most innovative micro-distillers working today and ties it together with incredible insider photography. In this comprehensive guide to artisan distilling, American Distilling Institute founder Bill Owens will teach you how contemporary master distillers transform water and grain into the full range of exquisite, timeless spirits. The Art of Distilling, Revised and Updated is your exclusive backstage pass into the world of small-scale distilling of whiskies, gins, vodkas, brandies, and many other spirits. Like no other book on the subject, The Art of Distilling goes to lengths to explore the actual craft of distilling, in detail. Beginning with a brief history of distilling and introduction to the process itself, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the art of distilling today. The revised and expanded edition includes even more practical tips, tricks, and instruction and has been updated to include growth and development in the artisan distilling space over the past decade. The Art of Distilling, Revised and Updated is the consummate insider's guide to distilling and its techniques.
Craft Distilling and Cocktails from the World's Hippest Borough
Author: Peter Thomas Fornatale,Chris Wertz
Publisher: Power House Books
Looks at twelve Brooklyn craft distilleries and offers cocktail recipes that use their products and pay tribute to the borough and its history.
An Exploration of the Craft Distilling Revolution
Author: James Rodewald
Publisher: Sterling Epicure
Craft distilling has exploded in the United States—and James Rodewald, former Drinks Editor for Gourmet magazine, takes an in-depth look at the intrepid characters at the forefront of the liquid revolution. He speaks to the men and women at the heart of this remarkable industry about the challenges they face, the rewards of their hard work, and the delicious spirits they make.
A Spirited Guide to Portland's Craft Distilling Scene
Author: Karen Locke
Publisher: Overcup Press
Portland, Oregon has arguably more distilleries than any other city on the planet and they are eager for spirits lovers to taste their goods. In High-Proof PDX author Karen Locke has paved the way and shares with readers what they need to know before, during, and after a spirits tasting tour of Portland's craft distilling scene. From histories to hangover cures, Locke provides readers with pro-tips, recommendations, and insights to enhance their visits to the tasting rooms and distillery tours. This guidebook to the higher proof alcohol made in Portland will help readers find their way around town without getting too drunk, hungover, or lost. Learn helpful tips on getting primed for high-proof drinking and get pointers on the best way to savor and taste craft liquors. First time visitors to a spirits tasting room will will benefit from pointers. For the big picture on the distilling scene, learn about Portland's distillery roots, how it's evolving, and where the future of distilling in Portland is headed. Readers will also get recommendations on the best cocktail bars in the city and see what the city's mixologists are creating with all this booze. Finally, learn about all the other locally made products including glassware, bitters, syrups, and shrubs that go into making a great cocktail at home.
Author: Bill Owens
Intended for the craft whiskey distiller who aims to make excellent quality malt whiskey through artisan distillation methods, this manual gives detailed instructions on how to distill one barrel (53 gallons) of 120-proof malt whiskey. This manual adapts the all-grain recipes from the mashing (brewing) process used by commercial malt whiskey distilleries, and details the crucial double-distillation method employed by most of renowned malt whiskey producers.
Author: David J. Reimer Sr.
Enjoying fine spirits is an experience to be savored. Micro-distilleries understand that, and their atmosphere provides you with an experience as unique as their spirits. Until now, no guide has existed to help people learn about this exciting, growing industry. Now in its second edition, Micro-Distilleries in the U.S. and Canada is an insider’s guide that’s perfect for fine spirits connoisseurs or novices pouring into the spirit world, and for anyone who wants to find great spirits while traveling. It’s also a great resource for anyone who wants to start their own micro-distillery. MicroLiquor.com calls this first guide to North American micro-distilleries a “must read,” DrinkUpNY.com calls it, “an excellent guide to the interesting world of craft spirits,” and Drink Me Magazine calls it, “the most comprehensive book cataloging the hundreds of craft distilleries.” This updated edition includes information on more than 160 micro-distilleries in North America; hundreds of photos of bottles, labels, equipment, facilities, and the people behind the scenes; and detailed information such as: • Locations and hours, and tours and tasting times • Websites and social media • Spirit descriptions, prices, and distribution • Awards and recognitions • Special events and celebrations • Interesting facts and historical anecdotes • Staff profiles • Drink recipes New to this edition is a listing of spirit festivals, events, and museums; a listing of distilling associations and guilds; an index by spirit type; a map of direct from distillery sales across the country; and additional spirit information and resources.
The Fundamentals of Small Batch Distilling
Author: M Bucholtz
There is a craft distilling revolution unfolding around the globe. The corporate executives at the big commercial distillers with their portfolios of popular distilled spirit brand names are starting to talk in hushed tones around boardroom tables. They can feel the ground shifting under their feet. They are getting nervous. From a tiny speck on the horizon 10 years ago, the craft distilling scene has exploded to include over 700 small batch distillers in the United States, nearly 100 in the UK and over 60 in Canada. The momentum driving this movement shows no sign of easing. Are you thinking about opening a small craft distillery? Are you are interested in getting involved in supplying equipment or raw materials to the craft distillery movement? Maybe you just want to become a better home distiller. Whatever your interest, whether you are from Canada, the UK or the USA, this book is for you. As you turn the pages of this book, you will be taken on a journey through the history of alcohol and the essentials of becoming a craft distiller. You will learn the legal definitions of the various spirit types, and what distilled spirit products a craft distiller can and cannot make. You will see which legislation governs craft distilling in Canada, the UK and the United States and the key links for contacting the relevant agencies. You will be provided detailed information on raw materials, yeast, water, oak aging and the fermentation process. You will learn about the science of distillation and the essential equipment required to be a successful distiller. Lastly, a detailed look at marketing and business planning will leave you with unique strategies to help you position yourself in front of the consumer. Welcome to the craft distilling revolution!
The Insider's Guide to B.C. Breweries
Author: Joe Wiebe
Publisher: D & M Publishers
A thirst-quenching guide to B.C.’s craft brewers and their beers from the province’s favourite beer writer. Canada's microbrewing movement began in British Columbia with the founding of Horseshoe Bay Brewing in 1982. Three decades later, B.C. is home to more than fifty breweries, including a dozen brewpubs. Beer tourists are coming in droves, and private liquor stores are selling exclusive bottles of beer at prices previously reserved only for fine wine. With profiles of each of B.C.'s craft breweries, as well as maps, tasting tours and an insider's look at the people behind the kegs and casks, Craft Beer Revolution is the definitive guide to British Columbia's booming craft beer scene, from the movement's early founders still thriving today-Spinnakers, Granville Island and Vancouver Island-to the current industry leaders-Central City, Howe Sound and Driftwood-as well as the most remote-Tofino Brewing, Townsite in Powell River, and Plan B in Smithers. Each brewery has a tale to tell, and Joe Wiebe, the Thirsty Writer, has heard them all. B.C.'s leading beer writer, he has spent the last decade travelling throughout the province, sampling craft beer wherever he can find it. His irreverent guide will be an indispensable companion for beer nerd and novice alike.
A Guide to Craft Beer in Indiana
Author: Rita T. Kohn,Kris Arnold
Publisher: Indiana University Press
During the 75th anniversary year of the repeal of Prohibition, an emerging generation of Indiana craft beer brewers sat down with their friend and fellow beer aficionado Rita T. Kohn for in-depth interviews on the trials and tribulations of pursuing their passion. The result is a fascinating social history of the growth of handcrafted beer within the state. True Brew vibrantly details the brewers' journey in the creation and sharing of their brews. Continuity, interconnectedness, and civic concern are themes that permeate their stories, but readers may be surprised by the brewers' strong advocacy for restoring buildings, invigorating neighborhoods, and practicing sustainability. Join Kohn, Indiana's leading brew masters, and a burgeoning crop of homebrewers as they reflect on the historical, cultural, social, and economic contributions made to Indiana by one of the world's oldest beverages.
Bourbon Cocktails from the Craft Distilleries Featured in the Book Small Brand America V
Author: Steve Akley
Bourbon Mixology Bourbon cocktails from the craft distillers featured in the book Small Brand America V In the book Small Brand America V, author Steve Akley takes you behind the scenes of bourbon craft distilleries. You find out about the companies... their history, their products and, most importantly, the people behind the brands. Fans of these bourbon distillers, as well as employees of the companies, create cocktails which showcase the unique tastes of their respective bourbons. Author Steve Akley has assembled 50+ of the best cocktails from these companies and presents them here in Bourbon Mixology. Bourbon is America's distilled spirit. Check out these fun and delicious recipes, all of which incorporate, you guessed it: B - O - U - R - B - O - N! The following companies are profiled in Bourbon Mixology: 2bar Spirits (2barspirits.com) * 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company (10thwhiskey.com) * Black Dirt Distillery (blackdirtdistillery.com) * Coulter & Payne Farm Distillery (coulterandpaynefarmdistillery.com) * Dark Corner Distillery (darkcornerdistillery.com) * Grand Traverse Distillery (grandtraversedistillery.com) * Heritage Distilling Co. (heritagedistilling.com) * Mississippi River Distilling Company (mrdistilling.com) * New Holland Artisan Spirits (newhollandbrew.com) * Oregon Spirit Distillers (oregonspiritdistillers.com) * Syntax Spirits (syntaxspirits.com) * Woodstone Creek Artisan Winery & Distillery (woodstonecreek.com)
Author: Dominic Roskrow
Publisher: Hachette UK
What can we expect from the best whiskey producers in America today? Whiskey America showcases some of the most exciting new styles of whiskey and why they are so special. With fascinating interviews with some of the leading characters in the recent distilling revolution, this absorbing book relates the stories of how successful lawyers, doctors and city slickers made the life-changing decision to turn their backs on conventional careers to pursue the 'good life' of making spirits in the most far-flung outreaches of America. And thank goodness they did, because this new generation of distillers not only customized conventional whiskey styles but also invented new ones never seen before. Whiskey America investigates how best to enjoy the new whiskies - in cocktails, with food, mixed or straight - and looks forward to where these exciting American spirits are going next.
Technology, Production and Marketing
Author: Inge Russell,Graham Stewart
Category: Technology & Engineering
Whisky: Technology, Production and Marketing explains in technical terms the science and technology of producing whisky, combined with information from industry experts on successfully marketing the product. World experts in Scotch whisky provide detailed insight into whisky production, from the processing of raw materials to the fermentation, distillation, maturation, blending, production of co-products, and quality testing, as well as important information on the methodology used for packaging and marketing whisky in the twenty-first century. No other book covers the entire whisky process from raw material to delivery to market in such a comprehensive manner and with such a high level of technical detail. Only available work to cover the entire whisky process from raw material to delivery to the market in such a comprehensive manner Includes a chapter on marketing and selling whisky Foreword written by Alan Rutherford, former Chairman and Managing Director of United Malt and Grain Distillers Ltd.
From Mash to Still, an Insider's Guide to Distilling
Author: Bill Owens
Publisher: Quarry Books
Fire up the still and let us introduce you to the world of artisan moonshine. Whether you want to discover the legal secrets to crafting your own alcohol, or just want to learn where whiskey comes from, Artisan Moonshine will have you up and running in no time.Bill Owenswill help you navigate the artisan craft of distilling with introductory tips outlining equipment, techniques, recipes, and legalities.From still types to mash, aging to bottling, it’s easy to learn how to craft a great-tasting moonshine.
Author: Ian Buxton
Publisher: Hachette UK
Revised and updated in 2013, 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die is a whisky guide with a difference. It is not an awards list. It is not a list of the 101 'best' whiskies in the world in the opinion of a self-appointed whisky guru. It is simply a guide to the 101 whiskies that enthusiasts must seek out and try in order to complete their whisky education. Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited and the absurdly expensive, whisky expert Ian Buxton recommends an eclectic selection of old favourites, stellar newcomers and mystifyingly unknown drams that simply have to be drunk. The book decodes the marketing hype and gets straight to the point; whether from India, America, Sweden, Ireland, Japan or the hills, glens and islands of Scotland, here are the 101 whiskies that you really want. Try them before you die - Slainte!
The Definitive Guide to Small Batch, Artisanal Spirits
Author: David J. Reimer (Sr)
Category: Distilling industries
Now in its fourth edition, Craft and Micro Distilleries in the U.S. and Canada is the definitive guide to small batch artisanal spirits, perfect for fine spirits connoisseurs or novices pouring into the spirit world and for anyone who wants to find great spirits while traveling. It's also a great resource for anyone who wants to start their own craft or micro distillery. This updated edition includes information on more than 2,500 unique spirits and 580 craft and micro distilleries from all 50 states and across Canada, hundreds of photos of bottles and labels, and information such as: Locations and hours, and tours and tasting times Websites and social media Spirit descriptions, prices, and distribution Interesting facts and historical anecdotes The book also includes a listing of spirit festivals, events, and museums; a listing of distilling associations and guilds; an index by spirit type; and additional spirit information and resources. Available in black and white and full color. "A 'must read.'" - MicroLiquor.com "An excellent guide to the interesting world of craft spirits." - DrinkUpNY.com "The most comprehensive book cataloging the hundreds of craft distilleries." - Drink Me Magazine "Well written, a great read, and a massive amount of interesting details on every distillery. No where will you find a more comprehensive yet accessible reference on this subject in one well laid out book." - Chris Carlsson, SpirtsReview.com
A Populist Guide to the Water of Life
Author: Heather Greene
In the populist tradition of Andrea Immer, New York City’s first female whiskey sommelier translates today’s hottest spirit for a new generation of imbibers Whiskey is in the midst of a huge renaissance. Ten years ago, the United States housed sixty-nine craft distillers; today, there are more than four hundred. Exports of Scotch whisky grew 12 percent just last year. Sales are skyrocketing, and specialty bars are popping up around the country, from New York City to Chicago to Houston. Yet whiskey drinkers—especially novices—are more confused than ever. Over the past decade, whiskey expert Heather Greene has been bombarded with thousands of questions, including: Can I have ice in my whiskey? Why is it sometimes spelled "whisky"? What makes bourbon different? As New York City’s first female whiskey sommelier, Greene introduces audiences to the spirit’s charms and challenges the boys' club sensibilities that have made whiskey seem inaccessible, with surprising new research that shows the crucial importance of "nosing" whiskey. Through lively tastings, speaking engagements, and classes such as the popular "Whiskey as an Aphrodisiac," Greene has been demystifying whiskey the way Andrea Immer did wine a decade ago. In this lively and authoritative guide, Greene uses bright visuals, an easy-to-read format, and the familiar vocabulary of wine to teach readers about whiskey and encourage them to make their own evaluations. Peppered with wry anecdotes drawn from her unusual life—and including recipes for delicious cocktails by some of today’s most celebrated mixologists—Whiskey Distilled will be enthusiastically greeted by the whiskey curious as well as by journeymen whiskey drinkers thirsty to learn more about their beloved tipple.
50 Recipes That Celebrate the Craft of Mixing Drinks from Coast to Coast
Author: Editors of Imbibe Magazine
Publisher: Chronicle Books
France has wine, Germany's got beer, but America is the land of the cocktail. And cocktail culture is flourishing with bartenders across America combining local, artisanal, and homemade ingredients to create drinks with complex layers of flavor. From the editors of Imbibe Magazine comes this unique book filled with 50 favorites from some of the best bartenders coast to coast offering modern twists on classic drinks, plus all-new creations, complete with a look into each recipe's inception and unique ingredients. Whether it's a marionberry bramble from Jeffrey Morgenthaler in Portland, Oregon, or a strawberry julep from Jenni Pittman Louisville, Kentucky, or an apple-based cocktail from Jim Meehan in New York City, the cocktails that define the American landscape are deliciously diverse. Consider this book your personal cross-country tour of America's most intriguing regional cocktail flavors, traditions and stories.