The list author says: "It's illegal. Simple as that unless you live in New Zealand. It's illegal to distill alcohol for drinking at home. You can brew beer and wine, but you cannot distill it.
I've included a variety of books here on the techniques of small scale distilling as well as the history and all of moonshine and bootlegging. There's a decidedly U.S. focus to the latter as I couldn't find much on illegal distilling in other countries."