Craft Distilling

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Craft Distilling


The Art of Distilling Whiskey and Other Spirits

An Enthusiast's Guide to the Artisan Distilling of Potent Potables

The Art of Distilling Whiskey and Other Spirits

This book is a backstage pass into the world of small-scale distilling of whiskies, gins, vodkas, brandies, and more. The reader, the ultimate spirits aficionado, will learn how water and grain are transformed into the full range exquisite, timeless liquors. There are few books available that explore the actual craft of distilling in such detail. Most of the other spirits books chronicle the historical side of the distilling world or focus on the flavors of various vintages. Our book will be the consummate insider's guide to distilling techniques. Bill Owens' original photography, the result of two cross-country road trips, offers comprehensive illustration of the microdistilling world.

American Spirit

An Exploration of the Craft Distilling Revolution

American Spirit

Craft distilling has exploded in the United States—and James Rodewald, former Drinks Editor for Gourmet magazine, takes an in-depth look at the intrepid characters at the forefront of the liquid revolution. He speaks to the men and women at the heart of this remarkable industry about the challenges they face, the rewards of their hard work, and the delicious spirits they make.

The Art of Distilling, Revised and Expanded

An Enthusiast's Guide to the Artisan Distilling of Whiskey, Vodka, Gin and other Potent Potables

The Art of Distilling, Revised and Expanded

The Art of Distilling, Revised and Updated presents the techniques and inspirations of the most innovative micro-distillers working today and ties it together with incredible insider photography. In this comprehensive guide to artisan distilling, American Distilling Institute founder Bill Owens will teach you how contemporary master distillers transform water and grain into the full range of exquisite, timeless spirits. The Art of Distilling, Revised and Updated is your exclusive backstage pass into the world of small-scale distilling of whiskies, gins, vodkas, brandies, and many other spirits. Like no other book on the subject, The Art of Distilling goes to lengths to explore the actual craft of distilling, in detail. Beginning with a brief history of distilling and introduction to the process itself, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the art of distilling today. The revised and expanded edition includes even more practical tips, tricks, and instruction and has been updated to include growth and development in the artisan distilling space over the past decade. The Art of Distilling, Revised and Updated is the consummate insider's guide to distilling and its techniques.

Brooklyn Spirits

Craft Distilling and Cocktails from the World's Hippest Borough

Brooklyn Spirits

Looks at twelve Brooklyn craft distilleries and offers cocktail recipes that use their products and pay tribute to the borough and its history.

Masters of Craft

Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

Masters of Craft

In today’s new economy—in which “good” jobs are typically knowledge or technology based—many well-educated and culturally savvy young people are instead choosing to pursue traditionally low-status manual labor occupations as careers. Masters of Craft looks at the renaissance of four such trades: bartending, distilling, barbering, and butchering. In this engaging book, Richard Ocejo takes you into the lives and workplaces of these people to examine how they are transforming once-undesirable jobs into “cool” and highly specialized upscale occupations. He shows how they find meaning in these jobs by enacting a set of “cultural repertoires,” resulting in a new form of elite taste-making. Focusing on cocktail bartenders, craft distillers, upscale men’s barbers, and whole-animal butcher shop workers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and upstate New York, Masters of Craft provides new insights into the stratification of taste, the spread of gentrification, and the evolving labor market in today’s postindustrial city.

Bourbon Mixology

Bourbon Cocktails from the Craft Distilleries Featured in the Book Small Brand America V

Bourbon Mixology

Bourbon Mixology Bourbon cocktails from the craft distillers featured in the book Small Brand America V In the book Small Brand America V, author Steve Akley takes you behind the scenes of bourbon craft distilleries. You find out about the companies... their history, their products and, most importantly, the people behind the brands. Fans of these bourbon distillers, as well as employees of the companies, create cocktails which showcase the unique tastes of their respective bourbons. Author Steve Akley has assembled 50+ of the best cocktails from these companies and presents them here in Bourbon Mixology. Bourbon is America's distilled spirit. Check out these fun and delicious recipes, all of which incorporate, you guessed it: B - O - U - R - B - O - N! The following companies are profiled in Bourbon Mixology: 2bar Spirits (2barspirits.com) * 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company (10thwhiskey.com) * Black Dirt Distillery (blackdirtdistillery.com) * Coulter & Payne Farm Distillery (coulterandpaynefarmdistillery.com) * Dark Corner Distillery (darkcornerdistillery.com) * Grand Traverse Distillery (grandtraversedistillery.com) * Heritage Distilling Co. (heritagedistilling.com) * Mississippi River Distilling Company (mrdistilling.com) * New Holland Artisan Spirits (newhollandbrew.com) * Oregon Spirit Distillers (oregonspiritdistillers.com) * Syntax Spirits (syntaxspirits.com) * Woodstone Creek Artisan Winery & Distillery (woodstonecreek.com)

Craft of Whiskey Distilling

Craft of Whiskey Distilling

Intended for the craft whiskey distiller who aims to make excellent quality malt whiskey through artisan distillation methods, this manual gives detailed instructions on how to distill one barrel (53 gallons) of 120-proof malt whiskey. This manual adapts the all-grain recipes from the mashing (brewing) process used by commercial malt whiskey distilleries, and details the crucial double-distillation method employed by most of renowned malt whiskey producers.

Craft Beer Revolution

The Insider's Guide to B.C. Breweries

Craft Beer Revolution

A thirst-quenching guide to B.C.’s craft brewers and their beers from the province’s favourite beer writer. Canada's microbrewing movement began in British Columbia with the founding of Horseshoe Bay Brewing in 1982. Three decades later, B.C. is home to more than fifty breweries, including a dozen brewpubs. Beer tourists are coming in droves, and private liquor stores are selling exclusive bottles of beer at prices previously reserved only for fine wine. With profiles of each of B.C.'s craft breweries, as well as maps, tasting tours and an insider's look at the people behind the kegs and casks, Craft Beer Revolution is the definitive guide to British Columbia's booming craft beer scene, from the movement's early founders still thriving today-Spinnakers, Granville Island and Vancouver Island-to the current industry leaders-Central City, Howe Sound and Driftwood-as well as the most remote-Tofino Brewing, Townsite in Powell River, and Plan B in Smithers. Each brewery has a tale to tell, and Joe Wiebe, the Thirsty Writer, has heard them all. B.C.'s leading beer writer, he has spent the last decade travelling throughout the province, sampling craft beer wherever he can find it. His irreverent guide will be an indispensable companion for beer nerd and novice alike.

Field to Flask

Fundamentals of Small Batch Distilling

Field to Flask

Over the past decade, the craft distilling movement has grown to approximately 1500 small batch distillers in the USA, 300 in the UK, 150 in Canada and 100 in Australia.Whether your passion is to start distilling as a hobby or to start a licensed small batch craft distillery, the key to successfully making top quality spirits is a thorough understanding of raw materials and a solid grasp of the science behind mashing, fermentation, distillation, oak ageing and the use of water and yeast.As well as the history of alcoholic beverages and the legal definitions of spirit types, this 4th Edition of Field to Flask explores the legislation that governs craft distilling in Canada, the UK and the USA and the complex science behind mashing, fermenting, distilling and oak ageing of alcoholic spirits. This edition also examines marketing strategies for gaining market attention as a small distiller, manufacturing of alcoholic beverages by commercial distilleries, and wraps up with recipe ideas to stimulate the imagination of both the hobbyist and potential licensed craft distiller alike. Malcolm Bucholtz B.Sc., MBA has been making beer, wine and mead for over 30 years. In 2014, he completed the General Certificate in Distilling from the UK-based Institute for Brewing and Distilling (IBD) which propelled him headlong into the world of distilled spirits. Malcolm has gained a reputation in Canada for teaching distillery courses, and for assisting start-up craft distilleries with business plan development, recipe formulation, and contract distilling services. He is currently completing his M.Sc. in Brewing & Distilling at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.