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The Art of Making Whiskey So As to Obtain a Better, Purer, Cheaper and Greater Quantity of Spirit, From a Given Quantity of Grain   By:

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THE ART

OF

MAKING WHISKEY,

SO AS TO OBTAIN A BETTER, PURER, CHEAPER AND GREATER QUANTITY OF SPIRIT,

FROM A GIVEN QUANTITY OF GRAIN.

ALSO,

THE ART OF CONVERTING IT INTO GIN.

AFTER THE

PROCESS OF THE HOLLAND DISTILLERS,

WITHOUT ANY AUGMENTATION OF PRICE.

By ANTHONY BOUCHERIE,

OF LEXINGTON, KY.

TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH

BY C. M

LEXINGTON, KY.

PRINTED BY WORSLEY & SMITH.

1819

[Transcriber's Note: This edition is from Microfiche. All copies that I've found are marked "Photographed from an imperfect copy." Printer errors have been left as is, but noted. We cannot account for the accuracy in some of the numbers, where the original was exceptionally difficult to read. Where applicable, any changes are noted with a [TR]. Any other inconsistencies were left as in the original. A Table of Contents has been included in the HTML version.]

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

District of Kentucky, to wit:

Be it remembered, That on the 10th day of December, in the year of our Lord, 1818, and the forty third year of the Independence of the United States of America, came ANTHONY BOUCHERIE, of the said district, and deposited in this office, a copy of the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author and proprietor, in the words and figures following, viz:

"The Art of making Whiskey, so as to obtain a better, purer, cheaper and greater quantity of Spirit from a given quantity of Grain: Also, the art of converting it into Gin, after the process of the Holland Distillers, without any augmentation in the price. By Anthony Boucherie:"

In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors ann [TR: and] proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned." And also to an act, entitled "An act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing and etching historical and other prints."

JOHN H. HANNA,

Clerk of the District of Kentucky.

[Library stamp: IMPERFECT IN ORIGINAL]

TO THE

HONOURABLE LEGISLATURE

OF THE

STATE OF KENTUCKY.

GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE, AND OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

An immense and most fertile country, a republic where every individual enjoys the most unbounded freedom; such are the advantages which characterise the United States of America, and render them the asylum of the oppressed Europeans. I was one of the number, and as early as January, 1808, congress enacted a law dispensing me with the usual term of two years residence, for obtaining a patent.

It is the duty of every citizen to contribute to the progress of useful knowledge, for the benefit and prosperity of his native or adopted country. It is under that point of view that I now publish The Art of Making Whiskey, so as to obtain a greater quantity of Spirit from a given quantity of Grain; the spirit thus obtained being purer and cheaper. Also, the Art of converting it into Gin, according to the process of the Holland Distillers, without making it dearer.

[TR: This next paragraph is incomplete] Give me leave, gentlemen, to publish this little w [TR: work?] under the patronage of the enlightened Legisl [TR: Legislature?] of the state which I have chosen for my [TR: residence?] is undoubtedly of a general utility fo but more particularly an agricultural state, such as this, where every thing that contributes to the success of agriculture, adds to the welfare of the commonwealth. It is therefore to promote that desirable end, that I hereby renounce all the privileges granted me eight years ago, for the distiller's apparatus, of which I give here a description... Continue reading book >>




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