The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining

The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining

How to Make and Drink Whiskey

David Haskell, Colin Spoelman

Jefferson knew the economic potential of whiskey. When he was governor of Virginia, he offered sixty-acre plots in the western part of his state to anyone who would grow corn. Sixty acres of corn was far more than any family could eat, but enough to support commercial distilling. In 1792, this part of Virginia became the fifteenth state: Kentucky.

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