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Posts from the ‘Moonshine’ Category

12
Aug

Review: Stillhouse Coconut Moonshine

Stillhouse Coconut Moonshine - CopyStillhouse Coconut Moonshine was re-launched March 2016.  It was originally introduced along with a Peach Tea, Apple Crisp, and Red Hot flavor in 2014.  While the first thing I notice is the stainless steel can it is now packaged in, further investigation shows the alcohol has been increased from 40 to 69 proof.  They also added a Mint Chip flavor to their lineup.  The moonshine base was created by Brad Beckerman and Adam Perry Lang who spent three years developing the recipe.  It is made from 100% estate grown corn that is distilled five times in a traditional copper whiskey still that was built in 1930.  After charcoal filtering a coconut liqueur is infused before canning at 69 proof.  Besides standing out on the back of a bar, the turpentine looking can is practical, as the can engineers even designed it to fit a universal pour spout for bars. Read more »

27
Jun

Review: Ole Smoky Hunch Punch Lightnin

Ole Smoky Hunch Punch LightninOle Smoky Hunch Punch Lightnin was released July 2014 along with an 80 proof Strawberry and Lemon Drop flavor.  Both the Lemon Drop and Strawberry flavor had previously been produced at 40 proof.  Hunch Punch is one of 25 flavors of moonshine Ole Smoky creates for sale on a Regional, or National basis, with some flavors only available at their distillery.  Hunch Punch is crafted with a blend of 80% corn and 20% grain.  It is distilled six times.  A summertime blend of orange, pineapple and cherry juice is infused with the moonshine.  Certified color is added before bottling at 80 proof. Read more »

25
Sep

Review: Summer Shine Lemon and Mint Whisky

Summer Shine Lemon and Mint Whisky - CopySummer Shine Lemon and Mint Whisky was introduced earlier this year.  It is made at Midwest Custom Bottling in Pewaukee Wisconsin, the same place Rum Chata is created.  Summer Shine starts with a corn whisky base and adds rye for added smoothness.  The whiskey is then infused with natural lemon and mint flavor with no added sugar.  It is then bottled at 63 proof.  While it is bottled in Wisconsin no explanation is given for the Canadian spelling of whiskey.  Is the whisky sourced from Canada? Read more »

11
Aug

Review: Ole Smoky Big Orange Tennessee Moonshine

Ole Smoky Big Orange - CopyOle Smoky Big Orange Tennessee Moonshine is now available on a National basis.  It was released for sale at their distilleries in Gaitlinburg and Pigeon Forge in 2014.  Big Orange was named as a tribute to the University of Tennessee Football team.  It is one of 23 flavors Ole Smoky creates for sale on a Regional, or National basis, with some only available at their distillery.  Big Orange is crafted with a blend of 80% corn and 20% Grain.  It is distilled six times.  Natural flavors are infused and certified color added before bottling at 70 proof in their trademark mason jar. Read more »

30
Jul

Review: Rock Town Grape Arkansas Lightning

Rock Town Grape Arkansas Lightning - CopyRock Town Grape Arkansas Lightning was introduced September 2013.  It is one of five moonshine flavors crafted at the first legal distillery in the state of Arkansas since prohibition.  The other flavors include, peach, blackberry, red hot, and apple flavor.  To my knowledge this is the first Grape flavored moonshine.  Rock Town Grape is pot distilled from Arkansas corn in grown within 125 miles of the distillery in a copper pot still.  It is then blended with all natural grape flavor before bottling at 40 proof. Read more »

22
Jun

Review: Rock Town Peach Arkansas Lightning

Rock town peach arkansas lightning l - CopyRock Town Peach Arkansas Lightning is one of five moonshine flavors crafted at the Rock Town Distillery in Little Rock Arkansas.  They also make a 125 proof unflavored moonshine and several whiskeys, vodka, rum, and gin.  RT Peach is pot distilled from Arkansas corn in a copper pot still.  It is then blended with all natural peach flavor and spices before bottling at 40 proof. Read more »

7
Jun

Review: Rock Town Blackberry Cobbler Arkansas Lightning

PrintRock Town Blackberry Cobbler Arkansas Lightning was introduced September 2013 along with a peach and grape flavor.  They join their previously released red hot, and apple pie flavors.  It is crafted in Little Rock Arkansas at the Rock Town Distillery.  Rock Town was the first legal distillery in Arkansas since prohibition.  They also craft vodka, gin, rum, and whiskey.  RT Blackberry Cobbler is pot distilled from Arkansas corn in a copper pot still.  It is then blended with all natural blackberry and spices before bottling at 40 proof. Read more »

4
Feb

Review: Firefly Strawberry Moonshine

firefly strawberry moonshine - CopyFirefly Strawberry Moonshine is one of six flavors they launched their line of moonshine with on Wadmalaw Island 30 miles south of Charleston South Carolina in March 2013.  It is made with corn, barley, wheat, sugar, and natural flavors in two 300 gallon homemade pot stills.  To handle demand outside of South Carolina, Firefly moonshine is produced and bottled by Sazerac in Frankfort Kentucky. Read more »

28
Jan

Review: Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine

Ole Smoky Apple Pie - CopyOle Smoky Apple Pie moonshine is one of 18 varieties of moonshine currently available either onsite at their distillery, or on a regional or national basis.  Ole Smoky also crafts their moonshine at several different alcohol levels ranging from 40 proof, all the way up to their 128 proof Blue Flame.  OS Apple Pie starts with a blend of 80% corn and 20% grain.  It is distilled six times before natural flavors including pure apple juice and ground cinnamon are infused before bottling in their mason jar at 40 proof. Read more »

19
Jan

Review: Firefly Peach Moonshine

firefly peach moonshine - CopyFirefly Peach Moonshine is one of six flavors they launched their line of moonshine with March 2013.  They now craft seven, and my guess is more will follow on Wadmalow Island, 30 miles south of Charleston South Carolina.  It is made with corn, barley, wheat, sugar and natural flavors in two 300 gallon home made pot stills.  To handle demand outside of South Carolina, Firefly moonshine is produced and bottled by Sazerac in Frankfort Kentucky. Read more »