Published in 1809, Samuel M'Harry's Practical Distiller book was only the second American
book on distilling! It documents the early days of the development of American Whiskey. It
was published only 15 years after the Whiskey Rebellion had forced a number of distillers
to move down river to Kentucky. American Whiskey was mostly Rye Whiskey. All distilling was batch
distillation done in pot stills, as continuous distillation had yet to be invented!
M'Harry's books is by far one of the scarcest American distilling books, and few copies seem to have survived the 200 years since it publication. We are proud to republish this fine title before it became extinct!
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If whiskey is your fancy, there is probably not a better early American distilling book for you to read.
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Table of Contents
To get a better idea of what the book contains, take a look at the table of contents from the actual book. A PDF version can be viewed by clicking here. The PDF is 111k.
The book has been reproduced in its orignal/eccentric size (4.5" x 7.75"). To
maintain the original look and feel, we have typeset the book using fonts produced
from original 200 year old typefaces. The book utilizes the "Long-S" in its typesetting
as most books did during the 1700s. If you are not familiar with the long-S,
Click here to read further about it.
If you would like to read an independent review of one of our books, Click here to read a review written by Jeff Renner, about our Complete Practical Brewer title. (This review appeared in the Homebrew Digest.)
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