Sunday, October 2, 2016

Dealing in spirits

Here are a handful of professions that deal with alcohol:

Ale draper: ale house keeper
Ale tunner: filled casks in a brewery
Alewife: female tavern keeper
Brewer [m]; Brewster [f]: maker of beer
Distiller: makes or manufactures liquor
Skinner: tapster. drew ale in a saloon
Tippler: keeper of ale house
Vatman: works with vats in brewery or winery
Vintager: grape farmer, wine maker
Vintner: wine merchant
Barman, -keep, -keeper, -tender: person who tends bar in a tavern or saloon
Tapper: taps beer kegs
Tavern or Saloon keeper: owns or operates a public house

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