Moonshine Nation: The Art Of Creating Cornbread In A Bottle by Mark SpivakMoonshine Nation: The Art Of Creating Cornbread In A Bottle by Mark Spivak

Moonshine Nation: The Art Of Creating Cornbread In A Bottle

byMark Spivak, Epstein Literary Agency

Paperback | July 15, 2014

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Moonshine is corn whiskey, traditionally made in improvised stills throughout the Appalachian South. While quality varied from one producer to another, the whiskey had one thing in common: It was illegal because the distiller refused to pay taxes to the US government. Many moonshiners were descendants of Scots-Irish immigrants who had fought in the original Whiskey Rebellion in the early 1790s. They brought their knowledge of distilling with them to America along with a profound sense of independence and a refusal to submit to government authority. Today many Southern states have relaxed their laws and now allow the legal production of moonshine-provided that taxes are paid. Yet many modern moonshiners retain deep links to their bootlegging heritage. Moonshine Nation is the story of moonshine's history and origins alongside profiles of modern moonshiners-and a collection of drink recipes from each.
Mark Spivak is an award-winning writer specializing in wine, spirits, food, restaurants, and culinary travel. He is the author of Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History (Lyons Press), was the wine writer for the Palm Beach Post from 1994-1999, and was honored by the Academy of Wine Communications for excellence in wine coverage "in a ...
Title:Moonshine Nation: The Art Of Creating Cornbread In A BottleFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 7.13 × 5.25 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:7.13 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:July 15, 2014Publisher:Lyons PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0762797029

ISBN - 13:9780762797028


Editorial Reviews

[I]t's a clear-eyed history of moonshining in America that is especially good in its analysis of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791-94. It's best received as a valuable and readable collection of stories about the people who made the whiskey and the unintended consequences of Prohibition, finished off with a directory of distillers.