Buy New
$18.10
Qty:1
  • List Price: $29.99
  • Save: $11.89 (40%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Alt Whiskeys: Alternative Whiskey Recipes and Distilling Techniques for the Adventurous Craft Distiller Paperback – January 11, 2012


Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, January 11, 2012
"Please retry"
$18.10
$18.10 $19.99

Frequently Bought Together

Alt Whiskeys: Alternative Whiskey Recipes and Distilling Techniques for the Adventurous Craft Distiller + How To Make Whiskey: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Whiskey + The Art of Distilling Whiskey and Other Spirits: An Enthusiast's Guide to the Artisan Distilling of Potent Potables
Price for all three: $47.89

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Corsair Artisan Distillery; 1St Edition edition (January 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983350000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983350002
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Andy on February 3, 2012
Verified Purchase
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 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Isaac Ersoff on March 5, 2012
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 this is the case.

I have no doubt that Darek Bell's Alt Whiskeys will become an American artisan distillery classic.

~ Isaac Ersoff
President of Spirits
Rogue Ales and Spirits
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Matthew B. Rowley on April 11, 2012
From Rowley's Whiskey Forge:

A decade ago, fewer than a hundred distilleries supplied all of America's domestic legal liquor supply. Today, we can boast four times that number. Well, "boast," perhaps, is not wholly accurate. That growth has entailed missteps and occasional outright failures as this cohort of new distillers -- who may have been hobbyists or working in wholly different fields five years ago -- make the transition to more seasoned professionals.

But make no mistake: the transition is underway.

There's an exuberance common among new distillers, a willingness to try unproven ingredients and techniques. Consider Chip Tate's Rumble made from wildflower honey, turbinado sugar, and figs from Balcones Distilling in Texas or New Holland's Hatter Royale, a barley spirit from Michigan finished with hops. Then there's Darek Bell's triple smoke malt whiskey that blends a bit of chocolate malt with a triple whammy of German-, peat-, and cherry-smoked malts.

Bell is the owner of Corsair Artisan Distillery. He's also a heck of a distiller with the credentials to prove it. He trained at the Seibel Brewing Institute and is a graduate of the Bruichladdich Distilling Academy. His whiskeys have won numerous awards. His book, Alt Whiskeys, hit the shelves this week.

Tapping that fat vein of experimental distilling, Bell subtitled the self-published tome Alternative Whiskey Recipes and Distilling Techniques for the Adventurous Craft Distiller. Alt Whiskeys is a turning point in the literature of American distilling.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Noah Poritz on December 25, 2013
Verified Purchase
This book has lots of novel recipes that will keep you thinking and your still working. Lots of imagination went into these recipes.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clyde Lake on October 28, 2013
Verified Purchase
This book has both creative and practical recipes and techniques. Good book for the advanced distiller. Easy read. We'll written.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Francois Joubert on February 25, 2013
Verified Purchase
The book is VERY badly bound. The first time I opened it, it started falling apart.

I did like the variety of recipes. And there was a number of very interesting ideas about hop and smoke addition.

But I found most recipes and ideads lacking basic details. As in - Use Oats for a recipe, but should this be rolled oats, whole oats, malted oats etc etc???

Nearly no information on taking cuts from heads, hearts and tails. When doing this for recipes from with vastly different mashbills I'd expect to get some heads up on whether there are specifics here to know about.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Steve Lange on February 18, 2012
Verified Purchase
Darek's book is very intriguing to the experienced distiller. At the same he describes the fundamentals enough to keep the average reader curious. I appreciate the innovative thinking the Corsair Artisan Distillers have put forth in order to create another form of art, the craft of distilling. Cookie cutter spirits may be a thing of the past....
Looking forward to the next book from the Corsair Library.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search