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Locutus

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Moonshine Is Growing in the U.S., and Big Whiskey Wants a Taste



For decades, most people had never even seen a jar of moonshine, let alone tasted it. These days, you can find it at stores and restaurants around the country thanks to loosened liquor laws and changing consumer preferences. Even the industry’s biggest distilleries are experimenting with moonshine.





Sail on silverly moonshiners

Moonshine Is Growing in the U.S., and Big Whiskey Wants a Taste | TIME.com
 

Cliffy

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I knew a few moonshiners up north when I lived in the bush. Straight, it tastes like fire. Burns going down something fierce. A friend of mine used to make his homemade Kahlúa with it and it was palatable.
 

Sal

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it's that stupid reality show Moonshiners or whatever it's called that has helped to put this back on the table
 

relic

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Granted,I have had limited experience drinking 'shine,but what I have had tasted like tequila,which in turn tastes like brake fluid.
 

petros

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I knew a few moonshiners up north when I lived in the bush. Straight, it tastes like fire. Burns going down something fierce.
I find triple distilled tends to burn holes in pistons....
Granted,I have had limited experience drinking 'shine,but what I have had tasted like tequila,which in turn tastes like brake fluid.

Good moonshine doesn't burn as it goes down.

I've yet to burn a hole in the snow blower's piston. It starts on the first pull every time when it's fed triple distilled @ 90%
 

captain morgan

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I knew a few moonshiners up north when I lived in the bush. Straight, it tastes like fire. Burns going down something fierce. A friend of mine used to make his homemade Kahlúa with it and it was palatable.

If you ever come across the situation again to have a pull from a mason jar - take a spoonful first and set a match to it... If it burns blue, it's fairly clean (although it will still burn going down).. If it burns orange, it's polluted (and still goes down like a b*tch)
 

karrie

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I knew a few moonshiners up north when I lived in the bush. Straight, it tastes like fire. Burns going down something fierce. A friend of mine used to make his homemade Kahlúa with it and it was palatable.


My one uncle used to measure out his drinks with a syringe it was so potent. I wouldn't even dare to think what it would have tasted like straight.
 

L Gilbert

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There are a few around here that build their own booze. One dude double distills corn mash, another triple distills potato mash, etc. If you light it and can't see it burning, then it's bluddy near pure ethanol. :D Good stuff is quite smooth but it has a definite kick.