" When the first American tax on distilled spirits was established in 1791, violence broke out in Pennsylvania. The resulting Whiskey Rebellion sent hundreds of families down the Ohio River by flatboat, stills on board, to settle anew in the fertile bottomlands of Kentucky. Here they used cold limestone spring water to make bourbon and found that corn produced even better yields of whiskey than rye. Thus, the licit and illicit branches of the distilling industry grew up side by side in the state. This is the story of the ...

Kentucky Moonshine 2003, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813190549

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Kentucky Moonshine 1974, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813102030