Moonshine Nation: The Art of Creating Cornbread in a Bottle

Moonshine Nation: The Art of Creating Cornbread in a Bottle

Mark Spivak


Moonshine is corn whiskey, characteristically made in improvised stills in the course of the Appalachian South. whereas caliber diverse from one manufacturer to a different, the whiskey had something in universal: It was once unlawful as the distiller refused to pay taxes to the USA govt. Many moonshiners have been descendants of Scots-Irish immigrants who had fought within the unique Whiskey uprising within the early 1790s. They introduced their wisdom of distilling with them to the USA in addition to a profound experience of independence and a refusal to undergo executive authority. Today many Southern states have secure their legislation and now let the felony construction of moonshine—provided that taxes are paid. but many glossy moonshiners keep deep hyperlinks to their bootlegging history. Moonshine Nation is the tale of moonshine’s background and origins along profiles of recent moonshiners—and a set of drink recipes from each.

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