The Home Distiller's Guide to Spirits brings artisanal alcohol out of its dark moonshine past into its exciting present. This comprehensive guide to the home still is an ideal introduction for beginners and a practical resource for producing distillers. With more than 50 original recipes, it features easy-to-follow advice and step-by-step photography and direction on bottling, canning, and cultures.
The Home Distiller's Guide to Spirits covers the five categories of home-distilled spirits:
The Home Distiller's Guide to Spirits is an ideal resource for anyone dreaming of home distilling, or planning to enter the business.
Steve Coomes is a freelance food, spirits, and travel writer. He writes for restaurant and consumer magazines and is a restaurant blogger, radio show and podcast host, and the author of Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt and Smoke. He lives in Goshen in Kentucky, one state with a rapidly growing network of home distillers.
Excerpt from the Introduction
The distillation of spirits has been practiced at home for centuries, and although laws and markets have changed over time, the basic principles of distilling haven't. In this book you will find a fascinating history of the process, advice on everything you need to know to guide you on your journey into the exciting world of spirit production, and tempting recipes to enable you to truly enjoy the fruits of your labor. The legal advice on the pages that immediately follow will ensure you remain on the right side of the law the whole time.