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.
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.
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.
A Guide to Southern Craft Liquors and the People Who Make Them
Author: Kathleen Purvis
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Intrepid Kathleen Purvis traveled extensively throughout the South to create this first-ever guide to the region's burgeoning craft-liquor movement, capturing her journey in the creation of six original Liquor Trails. As fascinating as the craft itself are the distillers' experiences and backstories. Purvis chronicles them with verve and insight, bringing her knowledge of southern foodways and traditions to bear on the flourishing of the distiller's art. She shows how new entrepreneurs, part of the all-American food and drink renaissance, are positioning themselves to find both the inspiration and land ranging from West Virginia to Louisiana for their farm- or farm-ingredients-based distilleries. They are creating new and sought-after bourbons, whiskies, rums, gins, and much more. Their cordials are flavored with pumpkins, raspberries, peaches, and other local products; not long ago, a West Virginian's black walnut liqueur won the prize for the best nut cordial at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Driven by legacy and passion, today's distillers are creating a new southern tradition--one that you can now explore with an inimitable writer. Each Liquor Trail covers one or several states and features particularly worthy distilleries that Purvis has personally selected. The trails also feature maps, a complete listing of distilleries in each territory, on-site photographs, and some dynamite drink recipes direct from the distillers.
A Practical Guide to Making and Marketing Spirits
Author: Ted Bruning
It's taken nearly 40 years, but at last craft distilling is beginning to catch up with microbrewing and artisan cidermaking. For far too long, official red tape and perceived high costs have been a barrier to all but the hardiest entrepreneurs - but now the dam has broken and new and exciting gins, whiskies, apple brandies and vodkas are being made all over the country. If you've ever dreamed of firing up a gleaming copper pot-still of your very own but have found the maze of customs and European regulations just too daunting, expert Ted Bruning lays them all bare and brings your vision within reach.
Author: Eric Grossman
The first book to combine reference and practical how-to information from the most pioneering distillers around the world, and the first global catalog with photographs of every important craft spirit. Small-batch artisan spirits have arrived in a big way, with micro-distillery start-ups hitting record levels around the world and hand-crafted spirits crowding the top shelf. From vodka to rum to moonshine and more, Craft Spirits is your guide to which spirits to try and which pioneering distillers to watch. Craft Spirits will bring out your inner mixologist with cocktail recipes for each spirit it features, and will inspire you to shake or stir your own unique signature cocktail. Tasting notes, step-by-step advice, and profiles of the key micro-distilleries in every category make this book a must-have for enthusiasts. Highlighting more than 250 of the most important craft spirits, Craft Spirits is the first book of its kind, and author Eric Grossman, a key influencer within the industry, brings his knowledge of craft spirits and international cocktail trends to its pages.
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.
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.
How to Make and Drink Whiskey
Author: David Haskell,Colin Spoelman
A new generation of urban bootleggers is distilling whiskey at home, and cocktail enthusiasts have embraced the nuances of brown liquors. Written by the founders of Kings County Distillery, New York City’s first distillery since Prohibition, this spirited illustrated book explores America’s age-old love affair with whiskey. It begins with chapters on whiskey’s history and culture from 1640 to today, when the DIY trend and the classic cocktail craze have conspired to make it the next big thing. For those thirsty for practical information, the book next provides a detailed, easy-to-follow guide to safe home distilling, complete with a list of supplies, step-by-step instructions, and helpful pictures, anecdotes, and tips. The final section focuses on the contemporary whiskey scene, featuring a list of microdistillers, cocktail and food recipes from the country’s hottest mixologists and chefs, and an opinionated guide to building your own whiskey collection. Praise for The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: “The moonshining world is notoriously full of orally-perpetuated misinformation and the legitimate whiskey industry is full of marketing lies and half-truths; Spoelman and Haskell have thankfully defied those traditions and released an educational book of honesty and transparency.” —Serious Eats
A History of Libations, Temperance & Craft Spirits
Author: Kate McCarty
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Early Maine ran on sweet and fiery New England rum. Later, rapid industrial advances and ever-present drinking opportunities made daily life unnecessarily hazardous. Overindulgence triggered a severe backlash, a fierce temperance movement and eighty-two years of prohibition in the Pine Tree State. While the coastal state never really dried out, the Maine Law sent both serious and social drinking under the table for the better part of a century. Liquor crafted in Maine has slowly and quietly remade itself into a respected drink, imbued with history and representing the best of the state's ingenuity and self-reliance. Contemporary distillers across the state are concocting truly local spirits while creative bartenders are mixing the new and old, bringing back the art of a fine drink. Join Portland food writer Kate McCarty on a spirited romp through the evolution of Maine's relationship with alcohol.
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.
Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success
Author: Corie Brown,Entrepreneur Media, Inc
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Category: Business & Economics
Entrepreneur Press has partnered with Zester Media and its network of experienced journalists and authors to deliver an in-depth review of the craft brew industry, paired with telling facts and statistics for those considering starting, running, and growing a successful craft brewery or distillery. Readers are guided by real stories from craftspeople who share the details, secret ingredients, and special equipment that create a formula for success. They learn how to: analyze the industry with market research and identify a niche; calculate startup costs, secure funding, find the right equipment, and develop a solid business plan that promotes growth; abide by industry standards while complying with state and federal legislation, laws, and taxes; determine overhead fees, payroll, and price points, as well as business, personal, and consumption taxes; find, hire, and keep the perfect team; develop invaluable relationships with distributors, retailers, and restaurants; use low-cost online and offline marketing tactics; create promotions and gain a following through social media. The 20+ companies profiled include: Greenstar Brewery in Chicago, Rolling Meadows in rural Illinois, Leopold Brothers Distillery in Denver, Anchor Brewing in San Francisco, and Widow Jane and Cacao Prieto Distillery in Red Hook, NY.
Craft Spirits in the Old North State
Author: John Trump
Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher
Although legal spirits in the Tar Heel state only go back about ten years, making liquor in North Carolina is not new. Wilkes County, which was once dubbed the “Moonshine Capital of the World,” was the leading producer of illegal liquor for decades. In 1965, Tom Wolfe’s article in Esquire—“The Last American Hero is Junior Johnson. Yes!”—made the area nationally famous. Today descendants of famous moonshiners are now respectable craft distillers carrying on the family tradition—people like Brian Call, the master distiller at Call Family Distillers, who is descended from Reverend Daniel Call, who sold his still seven generations ago to burgeoning entrepreneur Jack Daniels. Brian is the son of the legendary Willie Clay “The Uncatchable” Call, who hung around with Junior Johnson and whose favorite car—a 1961 Chrysler New Yorker fitted with toggle switches that kill the brake lights, is on display at the distillery today. Today, the Calls make a 101-proof sour mash moonshine as well as strawberry, cherry, and apple pie varieties. In Still & Barrel, Trump traces the history of manufacturing moonshine whiskey, gin, vodka, and rum in the state all the way to today’s boom from the artisan movement. The book also serves as a guide so you can visit the almost 50 distilleries that are now in business. The state’s distillers are not just making moonshine. Their wares include rum—from sorghum and molasses—aged red-wheat organic whiskey and vodka infused with the mysterious Tobago pepper. The information about the distillers and their products is surrounded by history and compelling stories about people and their passion.
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!
Author: Ove Boudin
Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing
The world s best drink book contains everything about the Italian spirit grappa with beautiful photos by Europe s #1 grappa expert."
The Modern Mixologist on Vodka and Vodka Cocktails
Author: Tony Abou-Ganim
Publisher: Agate Publishing
Over the course of the past two decades, Tony Abou-Ganim has earned his reputation as one of the leaders of the craft cocktail movement. Through his work with food and hospitality legends like Mario Batali, Steve Wynn, and Harry Denton, Abou-Ganim has earned his reputation as "the Modern Mixologist," someone bringing the traditional art of mixology into the 21st century for the benefit of new generations. On the heels of the success of The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails, Tony Abou-Ganim has written Vodka Distilled as a companion piece focusing entirely on this clear spirit. It is a comprehensive look at the vodka marketplace, geared toward those working in the profession as well as the giant audience of vodka drinkers. This one-of-a-kind resource establishs a new standard in defining and understanding the world's most consumed spirit. Vodka Distilled appeal to both enthusiasts and aficionados by explaining how traditional-style vodkas—those produced in Eastern Europe—differ in character from those made in the West, and how different raw materials and distillation and filtration methods contribute to these variations in character. By breaking down the characteristics of each highlighted vodka, Abou-Ganim helps readers better understand, appreciate, and enjoy this noble spirit.
Author: Karen Hoskin
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
**Hardcover copies of Elevated Cocktails are also available through Lulu for $24.99. To order a hardcover edition, please visit Lulu's website.** The recipes in this book will inspire readers to rethink rum and guide them on their own journey to (re)discover their favorite rum cocktails. Every year at Montanya Distillers, owner Karen Hoskin and her mixology team create more than 100 new recipes for travelers and locals to enjoy. These recipes are perfected, shared and celebrated at her bar, and this recipe book is the culmination of the inspired journey of these cocktails from inspiration to creation. This book also illuminates the breathtaking beauty of the Colorado mountains, where Hoskin lives and works. The Rocky Mountains provide Montanya with a pristine water source and high elevation, which benefit her artisan Montanya rum and her cocktails. Elevated Cocktails offers more than two dozen rum cocktail recipes, as well as infusions and ingredients.
How Small-Batch Distillers Are Transforming American Spirits
Author: Tom Acitelli
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Discover the underdog story of the improbable rise of small-batch distilling in America. This bracingly written, fast-paced work traces the relationship of Americans to spirits such as bourbon, scotch, vodka, gin, and rum. And it presents the full story of a plucky band of entrepreneurs who disrupted the nation's conception of how those libations could appear and taste—and how much they could cost. Acitelli weaves the unlikely triumph of the small-batch distilling movement into other major trends, including a neo-Prohibitionism that nearly croaked the entire thing, America's re-embrace of cocktails, and the twin rises of craft beer and fine wine. He also expertly delves into the controversies currently wracking American spirits, ones that threaten to tank the movement at the moment of what should be its greatest triumph.
Author: Aaron J. Knoll,David T. Smith
The Craft of Gin explores the history of Gin production from its crude origins in medieval Europe to the finely honed spirits of twenty-first century craft distillers. The book describes how gin is made, the primary botanicals used in its production, tasting notes for fifty craft gins from around the world, and five interviews of leading craft gin distillers. The book is rounded out with two chapters dedicated to timeless gin cocktails, their background, how they are made and the best gins and ingredients that allows them to sing.