Bad Whisky

The Scandal That Created The World's Most Successful Spirit

Bad Whisky

This is the new edition of a cult classic released at a time when the industry is once more addressing the problem of defining what constitutes Scotch whisky. This is a unique insight into the Victorian scandal which raged at the end of the 19th century surrounding the adulteration of whisky in public houses throughout the UK. Returning to contemporary press reports and Hansard, Edward Burns masterfully unravels the scandal which eventually resulted in laws being passed which created safeguards for what is now known the world over as Scotch. In 1872 Scotland's spirituous reputation as a purveyor of fine Scotch whisky was shattered when it was discovered that some public house whisky contained poison. The extent of adulteration was widespread with additives such as meths, shellac gum, sulphuric acid, and boot polish all being used to pass off spirits as 'Scotch whisky'. The North British Daily Mail took up the fight against the practice when, out of 30 samples of 'whisky' taken out of public houses, only two were found to be the real thing. With some of the most prominent figures in Scottish public life joining the fray, the battle was on to clear up Scotch. Set against a worldwide background of gross food and drink adulteration that saw the poorer classes slowly poisoned by what they ingested, the results of the in-depth investigation were hardly surprising. They were, however, dismissed by those in authority as the product of a young scientist's over-imaginative mind, and as a consequence the whole sorry affair was forgotten and allowed to fade with memory. The events disclosed in this remarkable book have not re-entered the public arena since that time. Given the importance of the topic, and the furore that followed the revelations, it is rather strange that little mention of them is made in any of the whisky books currently in print.

Whisky: It's not rocket science

A quick & easy graphic guide to understanding, tasting & drinking whisky

Whisky: It's not rocket science

Life is complicated. Whisky doesn't have to be! This is the ultimate guide to one of the world's most popular spirits. Whether you're a novice looking to build your whisky bar, or a seasoned whisky-drinker who'd like to know more about what's in your glass, this fun, cleverly illustrated guide is bursting with information, from how whisky is made and visiting a distillery to tasting notes, cocktail recipes and so much more. Whisky: It's Not Rocket Science includes: - Information on the world of whisky and key producers around the globe. - New ways to serve whisky, using techniques such as mizuwari or ice ball. - Tops tips on subjects including how to avoid a hangover, where to buy whisky and choosing the right glass. - Recipes for delicious whisky cocktails, as well as food pairings and dishes that incorporate whisky.

Revenue Act of 1943

Hearing Before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, Seventy-eighth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 3687, an Act to Provide Revenue, and for Other Purposes. Revised. November 29, 30, December 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 15, 1943...

Revenue Act of 1943


'Alter Ejusdem'

Being Another Instalment of Lilts and Lyrics

'Alter Ejusdem'


A Bad Character

A Bad Character

Shortlisted for the 2015 Prix Médicis My boyfriend died when I was twenty-one. His body was left lying broken in the highway out of Delhi while the sun rose in the desert to the east. I wasn’t there, I never saw it. But plenty of others saw, in the trucks that passed by without stopping, and from the roadside dhaba where he’d been drinking all night. Then they wrote about him in the paper. Twelve lines buried in the middle pages, one line standing out, the last one, in which a cop he’d never met said to the reporter, He was known to us, he was a bad character. This is the story of Idha, a young woman who finds escape from the arranged marriage and security that her middle-class world has to offer through a chance encounter with a charismatic, dangerous young man. She is quickly exposed to the thrilling, often illicit pleasures that both the city, Delhi, and her body can hold. But as the affair continues, and her double life deepens, her lover’s increasingly unstable behaviour carries them past the point of no return, where grief, love and violence threaten to transform his madness into her own. A novel about female desire, A Bad Character shows us a Delhi we have not seen in fiction before: a city awash with violence, rage and corruption.

Whisky Wars of the Canadian West

Fifty Years of Battles Against the Bottle

Whisky Wars of the Canadian West

In 1874, the newly formed North West Mounted Police marched west to shut down unscrupulous liquor traders who had devastated the lives of many First Nations people. The Mounties' famous trek heralded over 50 years of "whisky wars" in the Canadian West. Author Rich Mole traces the turbulent history of alcohol, temperance movements and prohibition between 1870 and the 1920s through the stories of those who suffered and profited from the West's insatiable thirst for liquor. Before prohibition, young James Gray was one of many Winnipeg children who endured poverty and humiliation due to an alcoholic father. Calgary newspaperman Bob Edwards, known for his witty aphorisms, publicly supported prohibition while waging his own battle with the bottle. Harry Bronfman, "King of the Boozoriums," built a business empire shipping mail-order liquor on both sides of the Canada–US border. Rum-runner "Emperor" Emilio Picariello and his housekeeper, Florence Lassandro, faced the gallows after an Alberta police constable was shot and killed in front of his own children. Mole's vivid, real-life stories chronicle a tumultuous and fascinating era.

Missouri Way

East Texas Cattle

Missouri Way

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The Lilac Fairy Book

The Lilac Fairy Book

33 tales from Portugal, Ireland, Wales, and points East and West, among them "The Brown Bear of Norway," "The Enchanted Deer," "The Story of a Very Bad Boy," and "The Brownie of the Lake." 51 illustrations.

Let's Talk LISP

Let's Talk LISP