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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If you’re interested in American history, whiskey, and the craft of distilling then you should definitely give this a read. Mailing List Once a month, with news and events. You can read my full review at http: 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.

Book Review: “The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining” | The Whiskey Reviewer

Great information on the history of American whiskeys, and diistillery nice background on what exactly whiskey is and how it is distilled. 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.

Be warned, Haskell and Spoelman put American whiskey on a pedestal, prop Scotch up a little bit lower, and then make every effort to drag Vodka through the mud and dirty it up like some sort of Victorian-era street urchin.

I’m trying to get smarter about whiskey.

Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining

After that, they move on to some tips on opening a legitimate distillery. I Made Ambergris Ice Cream!

Open Preview See a Problem? Mar 25, W. Lists with This Book. 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!


Here’s what the Kings County boys are doing for you with this book: A relatively quick, light read, but as someone who knew very little about whiskey, I felt like I learned a lot. That said, I don’t think I’ll start brewing my own, as the likelihood of accidental death or dismemberment see Though I enjoy whiskey in moderation, of course, except when not in moderationI’d never given any go to how it’s made.

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. To be honest, I had low expectations–was expecting something more coffee-table like. Some have complained that the title is misleading, since so little of the book dwells on the process of making moonshine.

May 15, jaydro rated it really liked it Shelves: The writing is very passionate and makes you feel a closer connection to the world of distilling. Ristillery 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. Mail will not be published required. 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 was very well done.

It answers many questions that have mystified amateurs and enthusiasts alike, ckunty what, precisely, makes whiskey whiskey. This ended up being a great little reference book about mostly American whiskey.

Dec 25, Mike rated it really liked it. Apr 20, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. Entries Feed and Comments Feed. Also, some baller recipes for whiskey-based food and drink recipes in the back.

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A little one sided about whiskey, but the author admits his bias. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

Which I’m cool with, because I like moohshining Vodka dirty anyways. I am officially a published author!

Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining by Colin Spoelman

The writing was well done. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. How to Make and Drink Whiskey” published by Abrams Book is a multi-faceted ode to whiskey love and a handbook on the history of whiskey from to today, with a focus upon its role and reputation in America. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A great read for any Whiskey lover I would say Oct 27, Lauren rated it it was amazing.

I skipped the chapter about how to make whiskey because I doubt I’ll be able to take it up in the near future, not having a suitable outdoor area to try it A good read and particularly valuable for the historical background about whiskey and details of how it’s made. A new generation of urban bootleggers is distilling whiskey at home, and cocktail enthusiasts have embraced lings nuances of brown liquors.

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.