BOOK TITLE:

"Tales of Whisky and Smuggling"

AUTHOR: Stuart McHardy
ISBN:1 899863 81 8
PRICE: pb £5.99
PAGES: 160pp 228x145mm

OVERVIEW:

This is the story of a war - between a hostile London government and large numbers of cottage whisky-makers, mostly in the Highlands. Highlanders believed they had a natural right to make whisky from their own barley, just as they made porridge from their own oats. The government, with little time or patience for the Highland way of life, wanted to raise as much tax revenue as possible from distillation. This book is based upon actual events in the Peat reek conflict, stories which are a mixture of humour and tragedy but which illustrate the indomitable spirit of the Highlander.

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