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The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey

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    David Haskell(Author)

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Given how frequently it's consumed, whiskey is surprisingly misunderstood. People love it but are often strangers to it. The difference between scotch and bourbon, between pot and column distillation, even between brewing and distilling--it's all a little hazy, even for many brown liquor enthusiasts. David and Colin see the self-consciousness at every tour they conduct at their Brooklyn distillery: People who love bourbon enough to pay them a visit often have no idea how to talk about what they like to drink. The book is a guide to American whiskey--not simply a taxonomy of brands and types, but also an introduction to how whiskey is manufactured and produced; an investigation into its history (in cities from New York to Kentucky); a tour through contemporary whiskey culture among younger, urban drinkers; and a memoir of the author's own experience as the proprietors of a small but nationally visible whiskey distillery in Brooklyn. Beginning with a section that explains how to make whiskey, the book includes a list of the supplies, the science that needs to be understood and a simple and safe step-by-step procedure, clarified with diagrams. Providing readers with everything they need to know to start making moonshine themselves, the practical instructions are coloured by anecdotes and helpful tips learned from the authors' own experience. Accented by whiskey history, lore and trivia, the second section of the book addresses how to drink whiskey, including a basic initiation to the established brands, an introduction of newcomers and the micro-distillery scene and interviews with some of the best cocktail bartenders and respected whiskey experts. A list of not-to-be-missed places that serve whiskey in New York and beyond, the ideal whiskeys to own to create the perfect bar and tasting notes will also be included. With photographs of distilleries and cocktails, playful and informative infographics (e.g. of a whiskey family tree and the most intriguing movies, books, and music about whiskey), and line drawings, the book is a beautifully illustrated, comprehensive, and entertaining look at America's relationship with whiskey, past and present.

Colin Spoelman, a former rooftop moonshiner from Kentucky, and David Haskell, the great-grandson of a Prohibition-era bootlegger from New York, founded Kings County Distillery in 2010 to make small-scale batches of moonshine, bourbon, and other whiskeys. Spoelman also works in architecture and Haskell is a Deputy Editor at New York magazine.

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  • PDF | 208 pages
  • David Haskell(Author)
  • Abrams; 01 edition (1 Oct. 2013)
  • English
  • 6
  • Food & Drink

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  • By MW on 11 December 2014

    A great book. It explains a whole lot of stuff about how to distill alcohol & does it in style.It starts out explaining that distilling alcohol is illegal (at least in the UK and USA). No really. You can go to jail.It goes on to explain that it can be dangerous too -- it tells the story of 5 guys in America who blew themselves up trying to make their own moonshine.Having got the safety briefing out of the way, it goes on to provide a cracking history of moonshine in the south of America, how to do it & explains in great deal all the subtle nuances and details.For anyone who enjoys a whisky, whiskey or bourboun, this is a brilliant book to have.

  • By Oliver Waters on 29 November 2016

    This is a really interesting read for those interested in bourbon. It touches on the history of bourbon and the main families/businesses that dominate the market. A great easy read. Well presented and one for the book shelf for whisky lovers.

  • By J. D. Lamond on 7 January 2015

    A very informative and insightful wee book drawing on David Haskell's experiences in setting up an illegal, now legal distillery. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • By Gary Sage on 9 November 2014

    This book changed the way I look at spirits. An honest comprehensive broad look at how and why good moonshine is so popular.Gotta read this one.

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