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Colin Spoelman quite literally wrote the book on home whiskey distillation. It's a subject he knows a thing or two about, having transformed the output of a single internet-purchased pot still into a major microdistillery -- New York City's longest running, no less, at the ripe old age of four. It's a terrific book, though it did firmly crush any fantasies I had of running my own apartment-based distillery. Thankfully, however, there are more terrific whiskies in the world than ever before, thanks to a recent explosion in craft distilleries. The list certainly includes Spoelman's King's County, maker of some fine bourbon and the smoothest moonshine I've ever tasted.

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