Re: Mackenzie's ten thousand receipts,....
- The Household Cyclopedia has similar recipes and possibly used this
book as its source. Creosote is carcinogenic. Take care with historic
recipes - consumer protection was not a priority in the good old days!
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "ian andersen" <spgroup@...> wrote:
> Thanks, great find Wal
> I just love the section on page 289
> "BRANDIES AND WHISKEYS, FACTITIOUS."
> "Irish Whiskey.
> Neutral spirits, 4 galls. ; refined sugar, 3 Ibs., in
> water, 4 qts. ; creasote, 4 drops ; color with 4 oz.
> of burnt sugar.
> Scotch Whiskey.
> Neutral spirits, 4 galls. ; alcoholic solution of
> starch, 1 gall. ; creasote, 5 drops ; cochineal tincture,
> 4 wineglassfuls ; burnt sugar coloring, i pt."
> Creasote! I always thought that stuff was only good for repelling
> termites ;-)
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@> wrote:
> > This book was published in 1867 and is therefore earlier than The
> > Household Cyclopedia which was published in 1881.
> > Like the The Household Cyclopedia it contains a section on
> > Distillation. A good source for historic British and U.S.recipes.
> > http://www.archive.org/details/mackenziestentho00mackrich
> > wal