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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Offering clear instruction and advice, along with recipes for whiskey drinks and dishes, and recommendations for outfitting the perfect home bar, this is an indispensable companion for both the distiller and the drinker.

That said, I don’t think I’ll start brewing my own, as the likelihood of accidental death or dismemberment seems high From Medicine to Marinara Mental Floss: If you’re even remotely curious as to how that amber “nectar of the gods” is created, along with the many different characteristics it’s made up of, then this book is for you.

Book We got started making whiskey at home. Mar 15, John J Questore rated it really liked it. It also teaches you how to brew hard liquors at home while reminding you about one hundred times that it is totally illegal to brew hard liquors at home. It was more readable in some parts than others, but was a very enlightening read for the most part. Feb 21, Ryan Roth rated it really liked it.

They are clearing up a ton of bullshit that’s been poured over the top of bourbon and liquor culture for decades. A lot of good information about distilling But, countg many of the books in my ever expanding library, I bought counry one on a whim.

Can not stress again the importance of Spoelman and Haskells book to clarify and allow transparency among the plethora of whiskey craft and larger scale. Oct 27, Lauren rated it it was amazing.

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

This is a great book on the history of whiskey and moonshining here in America. Mar 13, Chad Supp rated it really liked it. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. It’s also an easy how-to guide for making your own moonshine, complete with a cocktail recipe section for when your homemade spirits are ready for enjoying.


There are those pretentious people who think that if you aren’t drinking Johnny Moonzhining Blue, then you must be drinking tap water – and those people, I say, “Get a life”.

A great overview of distilling. Probably would’ve blown up my apartment. I consider myself a whiskey drinker – and by no means a connoisseur. Now, co-founders Colin Spoelman and David Haskell have huide their knowledg Ina former Kentucky rooftop moonshiner joined forces with the great-grandson of a Prohibition-era bootlegger.

Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining by Colin Spoelman

Thomas rated it really liked it. Facebook here Instagram here Twitter here ITunes here. This book should spark some good conversations about whiskey.

Powered by WordPress and K2. Jan 08, Dearwassily rated it liked it Shelves: With the contemporary whiskey scene bustling and a new, emerging class of bourbon drinkers always growing, this book is a great guide. But if you want a good history of moonshining, the industry of booze, and the rise of craft distilling, this is a worthy read. Also, as you’ve long suspected, that top shelf vodka you like in your martini doesn’t taste any different than the booze in the plastic bottles on the bottom shelf.

Feb 12, Dan rated it it was amazing. They get into the bootlegging, the different kinds, the reason for the many names, and what happened during Prohibition.

Starts with a general introduction to spirits and their differences, does a survey of various whiskeys and the various companies involved, covers how to distill, provides some ideas of how to build a whiskey bar, then gives some fascinating cocktail and food recipes. There’s a lot of myth-busting in moonshinlng book, and you will be thankful for the straight dope.

Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining

A great read for any Whiskey lover I would say Instead, this is really more of a memoir by the proprietors of Kings County Distillery, David Haskell and Colin Spoelman, a collection guire stories and observations drawn from dkstillery journey of two men who made the transition from casual whiskey drinkers to the owners of the only The Kings County Distkllery Guide to Urban Moonshining: I’m the first to say that if you like the taste of something, that’s all that really matters.


Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows with a greatly improved recipe! Buy one for a whiskey loving friend. Ina former Kentucky rooftop moonshiner joined forces with the great-grandson of a Prohibition-era bootlegger. This gave us a chance to find out for ourselves what variables we think make good whiskey—in some cases our answers confirmed conventional wisdom, but more often they turned it on its head.

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. I was inspired to have a go myself and am glad I did. Makes me want to go out and buy a still. Those who want to kiings a still from scratch and start making whiskey in their back shed will need another book, but even so, Guide to Urban Moonshining is the sort of work that belongs on the bookshelves of most who like American whiskey and enjoy a pleasant read.

A good read and particularly valuable for the historical background about whiskey and details of guude it’s made. Your email address will not be published. We got started making whiskey at home. I hear some people are disappointed in the how-to aspect of this book, but I read it for the history and survey of American whiskeys, which I thought mkonshining very well done.

As a primer for a nascent whiskey fan, who wants to make the move from casual drinking to serious interest in the stuff, the book is first-rate.