The book is a guide to America’s indigenous spirit—from the whiskey made by the otherwise known as moonshine, safely and deliciously (if not quite legally). Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining has ratings and 33 reviews. Mike said: A good read and particularly valuable for the historical ba. He’s got a new book out, The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey, which includes the story.

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Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining

A Modern History of Trick or Treating. Trivia About Kings County Dist Ina former Kentucky rooftop moonshiner joined forces with the great-grandson of a Prohibition-era bootlegger.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Popular Posts The History Dish: Lists with This Book. Some have complained that the title is misleading, since so little of the book dwells on the process of making moonshine. Instead, this is really more of a memoir by the proprietors of Kings County Distillery, David Haskell and Colin Spoelman, a collection of stories and observations drawn from the journey of two men who made the transition from casual whiskey drinkers to the owners of the only The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: A great overview of distilling.


Just a moment while we sign you in mkonshining your Goodreads account. Hardcoverpages. The book is approachable even if you know zilch about spirits, and the narration is fun.

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Great background on the history of whisky, both internationally and American. View all 3 comments. Book Review Craft Whiskey.

After that, they move on to some tips on opening a legitimate distillery. There are suggestions for urbah your own distillery, recipes for whiskey based cocktails and even diagrams of all the American distilleries and how they all fit together.

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A relatively quick, light read, but as someone who knew very little about whiskey, I felt like I learned a lot. Can not stress again the importance of Spoelman and Haskells book to clarify and allow transparency among the plethora of whiskey craft and distilley scale. Get your own copy hereor at your local bookstore store. Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows with a greatly improved recipe!

Diehard whiskey enthusiasts might enjoy comparing their collections against those of Haskell, Spoelman, and Allison Patel of Brenne French Whiskyand I for one look forward to trying the shrimp and grits recipe tucked into the back.

I’m the first to say that if you like the taste of something, that’s all that really matters. A much needed addition to the home library and an “eye-opener” for shopping for whiskey diversity. I’ll admit I’ve been interested in the distillation process, but not curious enough to actually do any research. Pay close attention to the laws in your state – just owning a still in mine VA is a punishable offense; even if it’s just a water still.