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By Colin Spoelman,David Haskell

ISBN-10: 141972021X

ISBN-13: 9781419720215

Founders and award-winning distillers of Kings County Distillery Colin Spoelman and David Haskell persist with up their winning advisor to city Moonshining with an in depth heritage of the figures who distilled American spirits.

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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