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The Secret Still By Gavin D. Smith

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. It follows the fortunes of the illicit distillers as successive governments tried to prevent them from plying their trade.
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The Secret Still by Gavin D. Smith

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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About Gavin D. Smith


Gavin D Smith was born in County Durham, and read English at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He currently lives on the Fife coast in Scotland, and is a freelance journalist and author, specialising in writing about horse racing, beer and whisky. He is the author of a dozen books, including six previous whisky-related titles.

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GOR010335064
The Secret Still by Gavin D. Smith
Gavin D. Smith
Used - Like New
Paperback
Birlinn General
2002-07-09
187
1841582360
9781841582368
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