The publican's guide : or, key to the distill-house. Containing I. An Account of Rum, Brandy, and other Spirituous Liquors, in their Original State; the most advantageous Method of purchasing each Article; various Frauds on the Quays pointed out, and how to avoid them; with Instructions for the Buyer, by which every Retailer will be enabled to reduce his own Liquors, and sell on Terms equal to- and with far more Credit than-the generality of advertising Merchants. II. The discovery of Adulteration in what is called Genuine Rum; Rum to sink Oil, &c. also the iniquitous Practice of Adulteration in the Distillery. III. A True Description of false proof, commonly called the doctor; how made Use of; it's Effect on Spirits, with Genuine receipts for making the Composition. IV. The Use of Clarke's Celebrated Hydrometer, an Instrument to ascertain the true Strength of Spirits. V. Tables shewing the Prices of Liquors, from 5l. per Tun to 100l. and from One Gallon to a Tun. Also, the exact Weight of Rectified Spirits of Wine, Brandy, Rum, and Proof-Spirit, from One Gallon to Two Hundred. Interspersed with anecdotes and remarks, Necessary to be known by all Dealers in Spirits, and highly interesting to the Public in General. A new edition, with additions. By William Augustus Smyth

Main Author: Smyth, William Augustus
Format: eBook
Published: London printed for the author: and sold by Harrison and Co. No. 18, Paternoster-Row; and all other Booksellers 1781, MDCCLXXXI. [1781]
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Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:English Short Title Catalog, T140559. - Price from imprint: price Three Shillings. - Reproduction of original from British Library
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