To start with, “moonshine” is a misnomer for any commercial product, since, by definition, moonshine is illegally-distilled liquor.
Commercial liquor labeled as moonshine is typically one of two things: neutral grain spirits or unaged whiskey.
What are the best brands of moonshine?
Here are the 10 best legal moonshine brands in the United States.
- Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash #1.
- Bill Elliott’s Moonshine.
- Stillhouse Clear Corn Whiskey.
- Troy & Sons Platinum.
- Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon.
- Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.
- Tim Smith’s Climax Moonshine.
- Hudson New York Corn Whiskey.
Can moonshine kill you?
Ethanol contains two carbon atoms and is somewhat toxic (it’ll kill you if you drink enough of it, so pace yourself) whereas methanol contains one carbon atom and is highly toxic (can cause permanent damage to the optic nerve and death even in fairly low doses, pacing won’t help, best to avoid altogether).
What’s moonshine taste like?
Vodka has a milder taste. I think moonshine smells closer to turpentine than it does to vodka. But both have mostly the flavor of the alcohol dominating the taste. Bourbon is a whiskey made with at lease 51% corn, but it has been aged in oak which imparts a lot of the bourbon flavor.
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