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Thank These Master Alchemists for the Magic of Alcohol

Winemaking evolved from the natural fermenting process, which was discovered in nature. Brewing beer was a step further, but it took an entirely new process to produce distilled spirits. In other words, it took a still. And that was developed by Persian alchemist Abu Musa Jabir ibn Hayyan in the 8th century, during the Islamic Golden Age. Jabir rose to the position of alchemist to the caliph, and his writings on chemistry became famous.
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