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By Rupert Colley

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Encompassing every little thing from immigration to civil conflict, emancipation, slavery and migration, Black background in an Hour grants a neat evaluate of this tremendous and engaging subject.

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DISTILLING. INTENTION OF DISTILLING - INTRODUCTION OF THE ART INTO BRITAIN - THE EARLY DISTILLERS IN SCOTLAND - SMUGGLING AND SMUGGLERS - STORY OF THE FIRST HIGHLAND DISTILLERY - PROGRESS OF THE TRADE - THE CALEDONIAN DISTILLERY. " Though the Arabians from the remotest ages extracted the aromatic essences of plants by distillation, no mention of the production of an intoxicating spirit by the same mode occurs until the eleventh century. It is first alluded to by an Arabian physician; but the discovery is believed by some authors to have been made in one of the northern countries of Europe.

During the Tudor period distilling as a trade commenced, monopolies and charters were granted occasionally, and a system of licensing was adopted and greatly abused. Home or private distilling from grain was introduced into England from Ireland by settlers in different counties. In Scotland during the 14th century whisky had already displaced much of the imported continental spirit; the monasteries had for a long time preserved the secrets of distillation. By the middle of the 16th century a large trade was established, and house or cottage stills were found in all parts.

The process itself is well-covered and includes detail and examples from both the Port Dundas distillery in Glasgow and the Caledonian distillery in Edinburgh—sixteen years before Alfred Barnard would make his visits to each. DISTILLING. INTENTION OF DISTILLING - INTRODUCTION OF THE ART INTO BRITAIN - THE EARLY DISTILLERS IN SCOTLAND - SMUGGLING AND SMUGGLERS - STORY OF THE FIRST HIGHLAND DISTILLERY - PROGRESS OF THE TRADE - THE CALEDONIAN DISTILLERY. " Though the Arabians from the remotest ages extracted the aromatic essences of plants by distillation, no mention of the production of an intoxicating spirit by the same mode occurs until the eleventh century.

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