Numbers. Lovely things. Sometimes pictures work better. What's the picture form of numbers: a graph.
Thanks to Andrew Elliot for creating this graph. It reminded me how statistics can be much clearer in this form.
Remember this racy little table? Here it is in a more understandable form:
Hang on a minute. 1810 to 1813. A time of high malt prices and high taxation. Porter was 3.5d a quart in 1791, 5.5d in 1812 and 6d in 1813. (The Brewing Industry in England 1700-1830 Peter Mathias p.546) Mapping the tax, retail price and malt price might be revealing.
Remind me to do that.
Highwines, Neutral Spirits, Blending at Bourbon’s Dawn - Below I’ve appended pages from Harrison Hall’s 1818 The Distiller. Despite the letter to the Sun in 1908 that claimed it was printed at New York, the title...
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