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The White Lies of Craft Culture - Eater
Besides field laborers, [Southern US] planter and urban communities both depended on proficient carpenters, blacksmiths, gardeners, stable hands, seamstresses, and cooks; the America of the 1700s and 1800s was literally crafted by people of color.

Part of this hidden history includes the revelation that six slaves were critical to the operation of George Washington’s distillery, and that the eponymous Jack Daniel learned to make whiskey from an enslaved black man named Nathan “Nearest” Green. As Clay Risen reported for the New York Times last year, contrary to the predominant narrative that views whiskey as an ever “lily-white affair,” black men were the minds and hands behind American whiskey production. “In the same way that white cookbook authors often appropriated recipes from their black cooks, white distillery owners took credit for the whiskey,” he writes. Described as “the best whiskey maker that I know of” by his master, Dan Call, Green taught young Jack Daniel how to run a whiskey still. When Daniel later opened his own distillery, he hired two of Green’s sons.

The popular image of moonshine is a product of the white cultural monopoly on all things ‘country’
Over time, that legacy was forgotten, creating a gap in knowledge about American distilling traditions — while English, German, Scottish, and Irish influences exist, that combination alone cannot explain the entirely of American distilling. As bourbon historian Michael Veach suggests, slave culture pieces together an otherwise puzzling intellectual history.
history  craft-beer  craft-culture  food  drink  whiskey  distilling  black-history  jack-daniels  nathan-nearest-green 
6 days ago by jm
Connemara shop in patents row with whiskey multinational
Beam Suntory own a trademark on the name "Connemara" -- utter fiasco. How was this granted? Connemara is a very well-known placename in Ireland
connemara  ireland  ip  trademarks  copyfight  beam-suntory  whiskey 
10 weeks ago by jm
Top 20 Bourbons Around $30 | The Bourbon Review
Need to keep an eye out for a few of these -- will probably be a little more than $30 given the whole import/export carry-on of course
bourbon  whiskey  booze 
december 2014 by jm
Endless Poptails
cocktails in an ice-pop. yum! The Cherry Apple Whiskey Sour and the Bourbon Butterscotch Latte pops in particular look fantastic. (via Damien Mulley)
via:mulley  booze  recipes  food  whiskey  cocktails  ice-pops  poptails  yum 
february 2014 by jm
Scotch Whiskey flavour wheels
mine's a Smoky/Spicy/Medicinal, thanks
scotch  whiskey  whisky  alcohol  dataviz  flavour 
january 2014 by jm

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