The Secret Still

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This work covers Scottish illicit distilling. It examines the historical events and legislation that gave rise to, and sustained, its "boom" years. During those times, the Scottish countryside, and even city centres, teemed with "sma' stills" and were awash with whiskey which had been distilled without payment of excise duty. It follows the fortunes of the illicit distillers as successive governments tried to prevent them from plying their trade, and chronicles its decline after the first quarter of the 19th century. Not that illicit distilling ever disappeared in Scotland, contrary to popular belief, and the recent past - and present - is far from neglected. Using a blend of formal documentation, apocryphal tales and oral history, this work focuses on the manufacture, transportation and eventual consumption of the product of Scotland's illicit stills. The important role played by women in illicit distilling is given due credit.

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Author
Gavin D. Smith
Binding
Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number
364.13309411
EAN
9781841582368
ISBN
1841582360
Label
Birlinn Publishers
Languages
English
List Price
$15.95
Manufacturer
Birlinn Publishers
Number Of Items
1
Number Of Pages
178
Product Group
Book
Product Type Name
ABIS_BOOK
Publication Date
2004-03
Publisher
Birlinn Publishers
Studio
Birlinn Publishers
Title
The Secret Still

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