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 the Upstarts and Outlaws Who Made American Spirits
Author: Colin Spoelman,David Haskell
The founders and award-winning distillers of Kings County Distillery follow up their successful Guide to Urban Moonshining with an extensive history of the figures who distilled American spirits. Dead Distillers is a spirited portrait of the unusual and storied origins of forgotten drunkenness. The book presents fifty fascinating—and sometimes morbid—biographies from this historic trade’s bygone days, including farmers, scientists, oligarchs, criminals, and the occasional US president. Readers may be surprised to find the names George Washington, Henry Frick, or Andrew Mellon alongside the usual suspects long associated with booze—Jasper “Jack” Daniel, Jim Beam, and Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle. From the Whiskey Rebellion to Prohibition to the recent revival of craft spirits, the history of whiskey, moonshine, and other spirits remains an important part of Americana. Featuring historical photos, infographics, walking-tour maps, and noteworthy vintage newspaper clippings, Dead Distillers is a rich visual and textual reference to a key piece of American history.
A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Whiskey
Author: Bryan Alexander Davis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Everything you need to know to ferment and distill whiskey right the first time. A fun read, salt and peppered, with the science behind distilling. This authoritative guide book introduces whiskey-making in a easy step-by-step process.
Recipes, Tall Tales, Drinking Songs, Historical Stuff, Knee Slappers, how to Make It, how to Drink It, Pleasin' the Law, Recoverin' the Next Day
Author: Matthew B. Rowley
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Traces the history and lore of moonshine from its pioneer origins, through prohibition, to today's artisanal libations, offering instructions for building a still, basic distilling techniques, and dozens of recipes.
Author: Michael Barleycorn
Originally published in 1976, Moonshiner's Manual was written for an America outfitted with Feed & Seed stores in nearly every town, where a home distiller could pick up a five-pound bag of corn. Though these folksy pieces of Americana have gone the way of the typewriter, the moonshiners craft is experiencing a renaissance. This book is a practical guide to moonshining, with all the provincial charm of country life in the seventies.
750 Unmissable Drams from Tain to Tokyo
Author: Dominic Roskrow
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Revised and Updated. Whisky is one of the world’s most revered spirits, with connoisseurs spending a great deal of money and time on the appreciation of rare expressions and limited edition bottles. In addition, many whisky connoisseurs travel direct to the source to see and experience the world’s best distilleries at first hand. Since the publication of the first edition in 2010, many changes have occurred in the world of whisky which are fully explored in this completely new edition. Over 200 of the 750 whiskies are updated, along with over 20 of the 38 features to reflect the ‘new world of whisky’, from the growing US single malt craft distillery movement (including Balcones in Texas), Japan (Yoichi),Taiwan (Kavalan), India (Paul John), Australia (Overeem), France (Warengem) and Sweden (Mackmyra, Spirit of Hven). Aimed at beginners as well as connoisseurs, the book encompasses everything you need to know to increase your appreciation of this complex and fascinating spirit. Iconic distilleries such as Lagavulin, Highland Park and Glenrothes in Scotland are fully explored alongside the bourbon innovators of Kentucky such as Woodford Reserve and Maker’s Mark. From global brands to tiny craft distillers, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the best dram the world over.
The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Vodka, Whiskey, Rum, Brandy, Moonshine, and More
Author: Rick Morris
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
The complete guide for beginner and intermediate distillers. Make your own brew at home! ”If you’re going to invest the $100 or so to get a basic equipment and recipe kit, then you’ll want to take care in ensuring that your first batch is brewed correctly.” –Rick Morris, HowBrewBeer The Joy of Home Distilling is covers nearly every facet of distilling: Step-by-step instructions for the different processes, from bucket to bottle The difference between spirit types and how to produce each What yeast is, what it does, and how to ensure that you get a strong, complete fermentation What distillation is and common misconceptions about the process Legalities surrounding distilling alcohol at home Carbon filtering—when it’s necessary, when to filter, and why you filter Flavoring and aging your spirits Keeping safety first when working with flammable materials, such as ethanol Yeast styles and nutritional requirements Different methods of distillation and equipment Post-distillation process And of course, fun drink recipes! (Try the Mudslide or the Cherry Bomb!) Author Rick Morris, who has been selling distillation equipment for over 25 years, even includes his own recipes for different types of spirits and drink recipes. By learning not just how to distill, but also what is happening at each step and why it is needed, readers will be armed with the information they need to experiment with their own spirits and concoct their own recipes. Easy to understand even for a first-time distiller, The Joy of Home Distilling is sure to become your number one distilling resource.
Author: Bill Owens
In this detailed guide for the modern moonshiner, the President of the American Distilling Institute conveys the basic techniques for quick and easy homemade bourbon: how to use sugar to distill "moonshine"; how to build an inexpensive corn cooker and make corn whiskey; how to build a mash tun to create a grain whiskey wash; and finally, the piece de resistance, how to distill that wash into whiskey.
A Toast to Our Drunken History
Author: Steven Grasse
In Colonial Spirits, Steven Grasse presents a historical manifesto on drinking, including 50 colonial era– inspired cocktail recipes. The book features a rousing timeline of colonial imbibing and a cultural overview of a dizzying number of drinks: beer, rum and punch; temperance drinks; liqueurs and cordials; medicinal beverages; cider; wine, whiskey, and bourbon—all peppered with liquored-up adages from our founding fathers. There is also expert guidance on DIY methods for home brewing. Imbibe your way through each chapter, with recipes like the Philadelphia Fish House Punch (a crowd pleaser!) and Snakebites (drink alone!). Hot beer cocktails and rattle skulls have never been so completely irresistible.
A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit
Author: Clay Risen
Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)
The bible of American whiskeys, bourbons, and ryes is updated! Arranged alphabetically by distillery and then brand, this revised edition features 300 whiskeys—with nearly 100 new entries. In addition to information on buying and choosing whiskey, every entry includes the maker's contact details and products, plus a full account of each bottling, including: age, proof, nose, color, body, palate, price, and rating.
Author: Joy Perrine,Susan Reigler
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Interest in bourbon, America's native spirit and a beverage almost exclusively distilled in Kentucky, has never been greater. Thanks in part to the general popularity of cocktails and the marketing efforts of the bourbon industry, there are more brands of bourbon and more bourbon drinkers than ever before. In The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book, Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler provide a reader-friendly handbook featuring more than 100 recipes including seasonal drinks, after-dinner bourbon cocktails, Derby cocktails, and even medicinal toddies. The book's introduction explains how the use of specific spirits and ingredients, glassware, and special techniques, such as muddling and infusions, accentuates the unique flavor of bourbon. Much of the book is devoted to recipes and instructions for the professional or at-home bartender, from classic drinks such as the Manhattan and the Mint Julep to drinks for special occasions, including the Candy Cane, Pumpkin Eggnog, and Kentucky Bourbon Sparkler. The authors complete the work with suggested appetizer pairings, a glossary of terms, and a bibliography of bourbon-related books.
Author: Archie Thomas
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
This fantastic book shows the reader how to make fifty fun cocktails that have been inspired by the wonderful world of Harry Potter. From classics such as the Black Russian and Dry Martini to brand new creations like Greyback's Lethal Bite and Snape's Overflowing Cauldron, there is sure to be a drink to suit everyone’s taste buds. Each cocktail recipe contains a basic list of ingredients required, simple instructions showing you how to make it and a suggestion for the best glass to use. So whether you fancy a glass of Godric's Gobbler, a pitcher of Poisonous Punch or a couple of cosmopolitans, this is the perfect book for you. The cocktails within this book have been carefully chosen so that most of them can be made with ingredients from your local supermarket or liquor store, rather than you having to order in speciality items; this means you can enjoy your cocktail evening without a handful of left-over bottles spending the rest of eternity in the back of your cupboard!
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.
Author: Alfred Barnard
Publisher: Birlinn Publishers
Around 1885, Alfred Barnard was secretary of Harper’s Weekly Gazette, a journal dedicated to the wine and spirit trade. In order to provide his readers with the history and descriptions of the whisky-making process, Barnard decided to visit each distillery in Scotland, England and Ireland. Accompanied by friends, he visited over 150 distilleries. The names found in his reports still excite the dedicated whisky connoisseur today, as well as others whose fame has faded at the turn of the 19th century. The appeal of Barnard’s book lies not only in the technical descriptions of each distillery’s processes, but also in the colourful descriptions of his journeys, brimming with historical colour and detail. A superbly illustrated facsimile edition, with over 200 engravings, this book is a complete guide to the origins of Scotland’s national drink, as well as a lively picture of life and travel in the Victorian age. This new revised edition has finally gathered together all of Alfred Barnard’s writings on the whisky distilleries of the United Kingdom, making it the definitive collection on the subject. The new material that has been added includes: ‘A Visit to Pattison & Elder & Cos, Leith, and Glenfarclas-Glenlivet Distillery’, ‘Willie Brewed a Peck o’ Maut: A Run Through Some Famous Scotch Distilleries: Bunnahabhain Islay; Glen Rothes-Glenlivet; Tamdhu-Glenlivet & Glenglassaugh Banffshire’, ‘John Walker and Sons’, ‘How to Blend Scotch Whisky’, and ‘Dalmore’.
Author: Anthony Boucherie
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The Art of Making Whiskey So As to Obtain a Better, Purer, Cheaper and Greater Quantity of Spirit, From a Given Quantity of Grain Anthony Boucherie When these are obtained, in a short time the liquor becomes turbid; it bubbles, from the disengaging of the carbonic acid gaz, and the heat increases considerably. After some days, these impetuous motions subside; the fermentation ceases by degrees; the liquor clears up; then it emits a vinous smell and taste. As soon as it ferments no more, it must be distilled. However, some distillers have asserted that a greater quantity of spirit is obtained when the liquor has acquired a certain degree of acidity. Others are of opinion that it must be distilled as soon as it is calm. I am of this opinion, because the acid can only be formed at the expense of a little of the spirit, which is one of the principles of the acetous acid. Besides, the longer the liquor remains in a mass, the more spirit is wasted by evaporation. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
A Forager's Guide to Natural Inkmaking
Author: Jason Logan
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The Toronto Ink Company was founded in 2014 by designer and artist Jason Logan as a citizen science experiment to make eco-friendly, urban ink from street-harvested pigments. In Make Ink, Logan delves into the history of inkmaking and the science of distilling pigment from the natural world. Readers will learn how to forage for materials such as soot, rust, cigarette butts, peach pits, and black walnut, then how to mix, test, and transform these ingredients into rich, vibrant inks that are sensitive to both place and environment. Organized by color, and featuring lovely minimalist photography throughout, Make Ink combines science, art, and craft to instill the basics of ink making and demonstrate the beauty and necessity of engaging with one of mankind’s oldest tools of communication.
Your Guide to Making Moonshine, Whisky, Vodka, Rum and So Much More!
Author: Jeff King
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
The Home Distiller's Workbook tackles the often misunderstood and misrepresented world of moonshine and distillation and reduces them to such simple concepts that even a first time “Shiner” can understand. The HDW will introduce you to the three basic steps in making your own artesian crafted spirits; brewing, distilling and ageing. We will be tackling these steps one by one in a way that will have you saying “I just can't believe it was that easy.” And the truth is that it's even easier then that. If you can follow a recipe to make a cake then with the help of the HDW you could be making anything from Moonshine to Vodka on your kitchen stove!
Publisher: Random House
DAFT WEE STORIES is Limmy’s first book. It is a collection of stories. There are short stories. There are longer stories. There are stupid stories. There are thoughtful stories. There are upside-down stories. There are normal-way-up stories. There are weird stories. There are less weird stories. There are really weird stories. There is nothing else like it. Have a read.
The Definitive Beginner's Guide to Moonshine Distilling
Author: Walt Mccrae
Moonshine 101 This book will tackle about moonshine distilling, the process involved, some recipes you might want to try, and all other things that you might need in order to do the process safely and successfully. Let's get started! - Walt Chapter 1 – What is Moonshine Distillation?Chapter 2 – “Ethanol Still” DefinedChapter 3 – Using Stuff from your Kitchen to Create a Moonshine StillChapter 4 – 2 Moonshine Recipes that are Worth the TryChapter 5 – Safety Measures