The Practical Distiller is one of the earliest known books on whisky distillation. It offers a wonderful look into the craft of distilling before it had even become a shadow of the commercial industry it is now.
A first edition dating to 1718, of which there are only 8 recorded others, one at Oxford University's Bodleian Library and the other at Harvard University. The work has been later bound with a subsequent work, A Compleat Body of Distilling, by George Smith, dating to 1725.
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