Then, thanks to changes in state laws, a wave of craft distilleries returned to the city. Kings County Distillery ... As distillers particularly interested in this forgotten history, we jumped at the chance. This tour of dead distillers ...
Author: Colin Spoelman
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.
Colin Spoelman Colin Spoelman is cofounder and head distiller at Kings County, New York City's premier craft distillery and wrote The Guide to Urban Moonshining and Dead Distillers about American whiskey. He grew up in the moonshine ...
Author: Noah Rothbaum
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails presents an in-depth exploration of the world of spirits and cocktails in a ground-breaking synthesis. The Companion covers drinks, processes, and techniques around the world as well as those in the US and Europe. It provides clear explanations of the different ways that spirits are produced, including fermentation, distillation and ageing, alongside a wealth of new detail on the emergence of cocktails and cocktails bars, including entries on key cocktails and influential mixologists and cocktail bars"--
In 1789 there were twenty-two distillers of rum in Boston: there are nine only, named in the Directory of 1848–9. The increase of doctors and all the appliances of sickness and death have not probably arisen from the falling off, ...
Author: Lucius M. Sargent
"The History of Dealings with the Dead" in 2 volumes is a book written by the American author Lucius Manlius Sargent that features customs and traditions regarding death, particularly funeral rites and ceremonies in the United States from the point of view of a church sexton. This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.