Technically, moonshine is white whiskey because it’s un-aged.
“Barrel aging is what helps give whiskey its color, but before whiskey touches a barrel it’s a clear spirit.” The major difference is the production of the spirits.
“George Dickel No.
1 exemplifies the difference between white whisky and moonshine.”
What proof is white lightning moonshine?
Firefly White Lightning Moonshine 100.7 Proof (750ml) Firefly Moonshine is produced in six flavors: White Lightning, Apple Pie, Caramel, Cherry, Strawberry, and Peach. They are between 41.1 and 100.7 proof; 20.55% and 50.35% alcohol by volume.
What does White Lightning Moonshine taste like?
The Distillery also produces a selection of flavored versions of their Moonshine, but their White Lightning is their core product and “the real thing.” Firefly White Lightning Moonshine looks like water – the only hint in the glass that it’s not being the thicker, oily texture that’s common to white whiskey.
How do I make my own moonshine?
- Place your mash pot on its heat source and pour in 5 gallons of water.
- Heat water to 165 °F.
- Turn off heat source when you reach 165 °F and immediately stir in 8.5 pounds of Flaked Corn Maize.
- Stir mixture continuously for 7 minutes.
Is Moonshine stronger than Everclear?
Everclear is 190-proof. Let me make that clear. By comparison, most rum and vodka clock in between 40% to 60%, or 80 to 120-proof. As of right now, Everclear is deemed the strongest alcohol on earth: chemistry doesn’t allow anything stronger than 191-proof to exist.
Is moonshine still illegal?
Moonshine is any illegally made distilled alcohol. Classically it is corn liquor distilled from fermented corn and / or sugar. Distilling alcohol without state and federal permits is illegal in every single state in the US. Making moonshine is illegal because the government wishes to collect tax revenue.
Does moonshine get you drunk?
The alcohol in moonshine is the same as that of beer, wine, gin, etc. Pick your poison, and it’s the same alcohol. It is called ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, and it’ll get you drunk–some faster, some slower. Shots of Tequila tend to get downed much quicker than a 12 oz. bottle of beer.
Is moonshine illegal to make?
Federal Distillation Laws. Federal law states that it is legal to own a still of any size. However, be advised it is illegal to distill alcohol without having either a “distilled spirits permit” or a “federal fuel alcohol permit.” It does not matter if the alcohol is for personal use only, not for sale, etc.
What color does moonshine burn if it’s good?
A common folk test for the quality of moonshine was to pour a small quantity of it into a spoon and set it on fire. The theory was that a safe distillate burns with a blue flame, but a tainted distillate burns with a yellow flame.
Where is Everclear legal?
States that currently ban the sale of Everclear include California, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Washington, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Minnesota.
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