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Bourbon's Backroads: A Journey through Kentucky's Distilling Landscape

Karl Raitz

Abstract

Part I of this book is a geographic history of Kentucky’s distilling industry, focusing on the nineteenth century. Kentucky distillers have produced alcohol spirits, bourbon, and rye whiskeys for more than two centuries. This part examines the change from craft distilling practiced by farmers and millers to large-scale industrial distilling using mechanized processes and refined production techniques. Some distillers relocated their works away from traditional sites along creeks to rail-side sites, whether in the countryside or in towns. The changeover to commercial-scale distilling was accomp ... More

Keywords: bourbon whiskey, distilling, Kentucky, nineteenthcentury, evolution, industrialization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813178424
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178424.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karl Raitz, author
University of Kentucky

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