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Publisher Description

The founders and award-winning distillers of Kings County Distillery follow 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.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2016
May 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
ABRAMS (Ignition)
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
20.2
MB

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