The Practical Distiller

An Introduction To Making Whiskey, Gin, Brandy, Spirits, &c. &c. of Better Quality, and in Larger Quantities, than Produced by the Present Mode of Distilling, from the Produce of the United States

Author: Samuel McHarry
Published: 1809
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,690 / 92 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 38.6
LoC Category: TS
Downloads: 2,388
Added to site: 2007.04.30
mnybks.net#: 16737
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Instructional
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t, and most sensibly benefit our country at large.

Considerations such as those have combined to determine a publication of my work; fully apprised of the scoffs of pedants, kicks, bites and bruises of critics--but I hope they will find latitude for the exercise of a share of compassion, when I inform them candidly, that a mill and distillery, or still house, were substituted for, and the only college and academy in which I ever studied, and those studies were broken, and during the exercise of my business, as a miller and distiller.

That it contains errors in the diction and perspicuity, I will readily confess--but that it is in substance true, and contains much useful information, I must declare as an indisputable fact. And though the road I travelled was a new one, without compass, chart, or even star to steer by, not even a book to assist me in thinking, or cheer me in my gloomy passage--seeking from those springs of nature, and inherent endowments for consolatory aid--pressing on a frequent

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