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The Secret Still (Paperback, illustrated edition): Gavin D. Smith

The Secret Still (Paperback, illustrated edition)

Gavin D. Smith

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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.

General

Imprint: Birlinn
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2002
First published: March 2004
Authors: Gavin D. Smith
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 178
Edition: illustrated edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-84158-236-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Health, Home & Family > Cookery / food & drink etc
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Health, Home & Family > Cookery / food & drink etc > Beverages
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Health, Home & Family > Cookery / food & drink etc > Beverages > Alcoholic beverages
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Customs & folklore > Customs
Books > Health, Home & Family > Cookery / food & drink etc > Beverages > Alcoholic beverages > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Food & Drink > Beverages > Alcoholic beverages
Books > Food & Drink > Beverages > Alcoholic beverages > General
LSN: 1-84158-236-0
Barcode: 9781841582368

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