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By David W. Maurer

ISBN-10: 0813190541

ISBN-13: 9780813190549

" whilst the 1st American tax on distilled spirits was once demonstrated in 1791, violence broke out in Pennsylvania. The ensuing Whiskey uprising despatched 1000s of households down the Ohio River by means of flatboat, stills on board, to settle anew within the fertile bottomlands of Kentucky. right here they used chilly limestone spring water to make bourbon and located that corn produced even greater yields of whiskey than rye. therefore, the licit and illicit branches of the distilling grew up facet via aspect within the country. this can be the tale of the illicit part -- the moonshiners' craft and craftsmanship, as practiced in Kentucky. A thesaurus of moonshiner argot sheds mild on such colourful phrases as "puker," "slop," and "weed-monkey." David Maurer's tone is tongue-in-cheek, yet he offers a pragmatic examine the Kentucky moonshiner and the moonshining industry.

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