By Colin Spoelman,David Haskell
The publication offers 50 fascinating—and occasionally morbid—biographies from this old trade's bygone days, together with farmers, scientists, oligarchs, criminals, and the occasional US president. Readers might 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 heritage of whiskey, moonshine, and different spirits continues to be a major a part of Americana. that includes ancient 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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