This book is a backstage pass into the world of small-scale distilling of whiskies, gins, vodkas, brandies, and more. The reader, the ultimate spirits aficionado, will learn how water and grain are transformed into the full range exquisite, timeless liquors. There are few books available that explore the actual craft of distilling in such detail. Most of the other spirits books chronicle the historical side of the distilling world or focus on the flavors of various vintages. Our book will be the consummate insider's guide to distilling techniques. Bill Owens' original photography, the result of two cross-country road trips, offers comprehensive illustration of the microdistilling world.
Distiller, publisher, photographer, brewer, and raconteur, author Bill Owens is president of the American Distilling Institute. His website, www.distilling.com, is the most comprehensive source of industry and hobby information for the distilling enthusiast. Owens spent nearly two decades as the publisher of Beer and American Brewer magazines and he is the author of How to Build a Small Brewery.