Dead Distillers: A History of the Upstarts and Outlaws Who Made American Spirits

Dead Distillers A History of the Upstarts and Outlaws Who Made American Spirits Founders and award winning distillers of Kings County Distillery Colin Spoelman and David Haskell follow up their successful Guide to Urban Moonshining with an extensive history of the figures who dis

  • Title: Dead Distillers: A History of the Upstarts and Outlaws Who Made American Spirits
  • Author: Colin Spoelman David Haskell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Founders and award winning distillers of Kings County Distillery Colin Spoelman and David Haskell follow up their successful Guide to Urban Moonshining with an extensive history of the figures who distilled American spirits.The book presents 50 fascinating and sometimes morbid biographies from this historic trade s bygone days, including farmers, scientists, oligarchs, criFounders and award winning distillers of Kings County Distillery Colin Spoelman and David Haskell follow up their successful Guide to Urban Moonshining with an extensive history of the figures who distilled American spirits.The book presents 50 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, it s a rich visual and textual reference to a key piece of American history.Dead Distillers is a spirited portrait of the unusual and storied origins of forgotten drunkenness.

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    1. It you like American history, whiskey and cemeteriesis might be the perfect mix of short story history lessons.

    2. “WHISKEY, OH WHISKEY, OH WHISKEY ALL NIGHT LONGOH WHISKEY, OH WHISKEY, OH WHISKEY UNTIL THE BREAK OF DAWN”– The Tossers “Break of Dawn”Meed the Dead Distillers: heroes, villains, and forgotten players from America’s past who helped to advance the science of making hard liquor, or make a quick buck, or fund other pursuits, or all of the above. Spoelman and Haskell are the founders of King’s County Distillery in New York (check out their website at kingscountydistillery) and they hav [...]

    3. Not being a whiskey drinker, I wasn't sure about this book's ability to hold my interest. The book was a pleasant surprise. I found myself reading the particularly interesting portions aloud to my family. This book was history made interesting.

    4. Interesting, but had hopes for more contextual history instead of a series of short vignettes about individual distillers.

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