Distilling the South: A Guide to Southern Craft Liquors and the People Who Make Them

Distilling the South: A Guide to Southern Craft Liquors and the People Who Make Them

by Kathleen Purvis
Distilling the South: A Guide to Southern Craft Liquors and the People Who Make Them

Distilling the South: A Guide to Southern Craft Liquors and the People Who Make Them

by Kathleen Purvis

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Overview

Intrepid Kathleen Purvis traveled extensively throughout the South to create this first-ever guide to the region's burgeoning craft-liquor movement, capturing her journey in the creation of six original Liquor Trails. As fascinating as the craft itself are the distillers' experiences and backstories. Purvis chronicles them with verve and insight, bringing her knowledge of southern foodways and traditions to bear on the flourishing of the distiller's art. She shows how new entrepreneurs, part of the all-American food and drink renaissance, are positioning themselves to find both the inspiration and land ranging from West Virginia to Louisiana for their farm- or farm-ingredients-based distilleries. They are creating new and sought-after bourbons, whiskies, rums, gins, and much more. Their cordials are flavored with pumpkins, raspberries, peaches, and other local products; not long ago, a West Virginian's black walnut liqueur won the prize for the best nut cordial at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Driven by legacy and passion, today's distillers are creating a new southern tradition--one that you can now explore with an inimitable writer. Each Liquor Trail covers one or several states and features particularly worthy distilleries that Purvis has personally selected. The trails also feature maps, a complete listing of distilleries in each territory, on-site photographs, and some dynamite drink recipes direct from the distillers.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469640624
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 208
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Kathleen Purvis is an award-winning food writer, food editor for the Charlotte Observer, and the author of two cookbooks, Bourbon and Pecans.

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From the Publisher

I maintain a strict personal policy that if Kathleen Purvis guides me to a drink, I drink it. She's never steered me wrong (especially when it comes to bourbon), and I'm thrilled that everyone will now get to benefit from her rigorous, wise, witty road map.—Kat Kinsman, author of Hi, Anxiety: Life with a Bad Case of Nerves



Kathleen Purvis offers a timely introduction to the remarkable flourishing of craft distilling and the wide range of spirits and styles that are available in the South today. She provides fascinating context for the rise of the craft movement in the twenty-first century, engagingly telling the stories of the distillers and their businesses. But Purvis also offers still more: a unique way for readers to explore the southern landscape and culture.—Robert F. Moss, author of Southern Spirits: 400 Years of Drinking in the American South

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