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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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.
One walks away from this engaging little work with a good sense of what whiskey is, who makes it, how it is made, and why that is important. Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows with a greatly improved recipe! 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.
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This is a great book on the history of whiskey and moonshining here in America. Apr 02, Christopher Zulueta rated it it was amazing.
The writing was well done. So the title and other sources led me to interest in this book. 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.
A much needed addition to the home library and an “eye-opener” for shopping for whiskey diversity. Mar 25, W.
Feb 02, Collin Case rated it really liked it Shelves: All of this showing that bourbon culture and the industry is perhaps better at marketing than they are at fire prevention read it, and you’ll know what I’m saying. Mail will not be published required.
Solid book, plus extremely detailed discussion on actually making whiskey. Lists with This Book. Feb 12, Dan rated it it was amazing.
The book is approachable even if you know zilch about spirits, and the narration is fun. Like that “small batch” rye you like to drink I fell for the Templeton “Capone” pitch alsoall that rye is being drawn from the inventory of a major distillery in Indiana. Though I enjoy kinbs in moderation, of course, except when not in moderationI’d never given any thought to how it’s countt. A lot of good information about distilling For those thirsty for practical information, the book next provides a detailed, easy-to-follow guide to jrban home distilling, complete with a list of supplies, step-by-step instructions, and helpful pictures, anecdotes, and tips.
This book is a valuable resource for both the novice whiskey drinker like myself and seasoned pros who are looking for suggestions on what to drink next!
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I am officially a published author! Those who want to build 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. Oct 27, Lauren rated it it was amazing. Feb 21, Ryan Roth rated it really liked it.
Aug 08, Austin rated it really liked it. A new generation of urban bootleggers is distilling whiskey at home, and cocktail enthusiasts have embraced the nuances of brown liquors. My other cocktail books have lots of recipes but stop short of recommending particular brands, so I’ll be turning to this one when I empty my current bottle of Evan Williams Black Label and want to try something new.
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It also has some nice tips for building a home bar, and fun cocktail recipes. Thomas rated it really liked it. I’m trying to get smarter about whiskey. As a primer for a nascent whiskey fan, who wants guidee make the move from casual drinking to serious interest in the stuff, the book is first-rate. There are other books better to learn how to distill spirits but this is a great book to build the mystique and encourage folks to break the law and become a moonshiner.
To be honest, I had low expectations–was expecting something more coffee-table like.
One walks away from this engaging little mings with a good sense of what whiskey is, who makes it, how it is made, and moonsshining that is important. I was inspired to have a go myself and am glad I did. A good read and particularly valuable for the historical background about whiskey and details of how it’s made.
Feb 04, R. It’s also an easy how-to guide for making your own moonshine, complete with monshining cocktail recipe section for when your homemade spirits are ready for enjoying. Entries Feed and Comments Feed. There’s a handy-dandy flow chart that shows you what major distillery is urbna what brands. How to Make and Drink Whiskey Share this: Made me want to try the various whiskeys, though I’m sure I’d think they all tasted the same.
At times the voice seems a tad pretentious, but I guess that comes with the territory of penning a book on craft-distilling and recommending that people might want to brush up on their metallurgy skills to craft their own still.
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Kings County produces highly awarded, small-batch moonshine, bourbon and other whiskeys at the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Paymaster Building—where naval officers once picked up their paychecks.
I seriously considered buying a still after kihgs this book. Jan 21, Kyle rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m the first to say that if you like the taste of something, that I consider myself a whiskey drinker – and by no means a connoisseur. They then move on to extremely detailed instructions on how to create and distill your own batch of “moonshine”.