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Distilling the South : a guide to Southern craft liquors and the people who make them

Author: Kathleen Purvis
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Intrepid Kathleen Purvis traveled extensively throughout the South to create this first-ever guide to the region's burgeoning craft-liquor movement, capturing her journey in the creation of six original Liquor Trails. As fascinating as the craft itself are the distillers' experiences and backstories. Purvis chronicles them with verve and insight, bringing her knowledge of southern foodways and traditions to bear on  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Purvis
ISBN: 9781469640617 1469640619
OCLC Number: 1005185943
Description: 198 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Tips for touring: watch your step --
Getting crafty: the basics of the distilling world --
Stills and the basics of distilling --
Know your alcohols --
Liquor trail 1: Virginia and West Virginia --
How to taste: no swirling, no spitting --
Liquor trail 2: North Carolina --
A different beast: barrel-rested gin --
Liquor trail 3: South Carolina --
The dark history of Dark Corner --
Liquor trail 4: Kentucky and Tennessee --
Oscar Getz: the sweetest little whiskey museum in Kentucky --
Bitter pill: prohibition and the medicinal license --
Liquor trail 5: Georgia, Alabama, and Florida --
MGP: right or wrong --
Liquor trail 6: Mississippi and Louisiana --
Medals: does the bling mean a thing?
Responsibility: Kathleen Purvis.

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Takes readers on a boozy tour. . . . features six liquor trails through 11 states, insights into their history and tips for getting the most out of tasting.--Flavors Traversing eleven states, Purvis Read more...

 
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