By Colin Spoelman,David Haskell
The booklet provides 50 fascinating—and occasionally morbid—biographies from this ancient trade's bygone days, together with farmers, scientists, oligarchs, criminals, and the occasional US president. Readers could be stunned to discover the names George Washington, Henry Frick, or Andrew Mellon along the standard suspects lengthy linked to booze—Jasper "Jack" Daniel, Jim Beam, and Julian "Pappy" Van Winkle. From the Whiskey uprising to Prohibition to the new revival of craft spirits, the historical past of whiskey, moonshine, and different spirits is still an incredible a part of Americana. that includes old images, infographics, walking-tour maps, and memorable classic newspaper clippings, it is a wealthy visible and textual connection with a key piece of yankee history.
Dead Distillers is a lively portrait of the weird and storied origins of forgotten drunkenness.
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Dead Distillers: A History of the Upstarts and Outlaws Who Made American Spirits by Colin Spoelman,David Haskell