Alt Whiskeys: Alternative Whiskey Recipes and Distilling Techniques for the Adventurous Craft Distiller


Alt Whiskeys: Alternative Whiskey Recipes and Distilling Techniques for the Adventurous Craft Distiller
Learn to make 50 alternative whiskeys: from bourbons to single malts to moonshines. The recipes use alternative grains, craft beer inspired ingredients like hops, and smoked grains to expand the distiller’s creative palette.

Details Alt Whiskeys: Alternative Whiskey Recipes and Distilling Techniques for the Adventurous Craft Distiller

Title Alt Whiskeys: Alternative Whiskey Recipes and Distilling Techniques for the Adventurous Craft Distiller
AuthorDarek Bell
Release Date11th Jan 2012
PublisherCorsair Artisan Distillery
ISBN-100983350000
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Pages200 pages
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7 reviews on “Alt Whiskeys: Alternative Whiskey Recipes and Distilling Techniques for the Adventurous Craft Distiller

  1. Andy

    From the blurbs I’d seen and descriptions I was VERY excited for this book. Unfortunately, it really didn’t live up to my expectations.I’m not sure who the book is targeted at – People without much experience in distilling & brewing will be completely lost (building a distillery is given ~4 pages of description, distilling process is skipped, grains are a bulleted list of options with a couple given poorly-written descriptions with vague, unactionable advice…) People WITH experience will find not much of value, as the majority of the book is simple homebrew beer recipes set alongside photos of decanters and/or whiskey glasses.The sections on hop usage and smoke are interesting and give a taste of what I wish the other 85% of the pages were like….

  2. Isaac Ersoff

    Darek Bell’s Alt Whiskeys is like a breath of fresh air (or, better yet, like a glass of fine sippin’ whiskey). This is precisely the book that American craft distilling has been waiting for. On the one hand, the writing is engaging, the editing flawless, and the photography brilliant. Bell provides fascinating recipes, with lucid instructions and notes. He also covers essential and interesting historical information and includes a tantalizing section on cocktails – again with clear instructions and notes.On the other hand, there’s more; What I like best about the book is Bell’s enthusiasm for his topic. He has grasped the larger picture of American craft distilling – both where it is today, and where it’s going. He conveys the excitement of an authentic artisan business created “by real passionate people.” Bell urges craft distillers to “broaden whiskey’s horizons [and] stay creative, authentic, and addicted to quality.” His book will be an important factor in assuring that th…

  3. Justin Hurteau

    Very well explained book I would recommend this to anyone getting into distilling it has very well explained recipes and more oversight into how to build your own experimental distillery( with licensing of course )…

  4. Chris Jaronsky

    This is a great book! The pictures are fantastic. The writing is very good. The recipes seem to be great too. This is a great book for all the aspiring artisan distillers out there. It will get you inspired to test the recipes and to create your own. If you live in another country, one not so backwards as the US when it comes to distilling laws, you will love this book even more as you may be able to distill without jumping through legal hurdles.I really get the feeling that the author loves what he does. And loves sharing it too. Inspiring book….

  5. RET

    America’s two major whiskey states are Kentucky and Tennessee, and only one distillery straddles them: Corsair. With stills in Nashville and Bowling Green, Corsair is a micro-distillery surrounded by the majors. If that weren’t enough of a bold statement, Corsair’s innovative approach to whiskey-making has earned it a place in the forefront of the craft whiskey movement. It’s that innovation that is on full display in Alt Whiskeys, penned by Corsair owner Darek Bell.After spending substantial time working on the American craft whiskey movement, one of the things I took away from that was just how many micro-distilleries sprang from the craft brewing and home brewing scene. Time and again and in operations great and small, I have heard about how this distiller was tinkering with beer in his basement for years while working his white collar job, but his real love was whiskey, or shaken hands with a guy who worked in breweries for a dozen years before making the jump to distilling…

  6. Douglas George

    Lots of pretty pictures and makes a nice coffee table book. There are recipes and information about some pretty interesting variations but many use some pretty exotic ingredients and are based on 100s of gallons so need a lot of adjustment for experimental use….

  7. Robert Hoyman

    Dark has a great perspective on what good drink is, how to go about things and in general, providing a very enjoyable read. This is definately on my list of the three or four books everyone should own who is either interested in understanding good whiskey, what’s in combed in crafting good whiskey or even the experementalist. I say buy it….

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