“Moonshine, by definition, is any high proof spirit that’s illegally distilled,” says Nicole Pearlman of Ole Smoky Distillery in Gatlinburg, Tennessee — the first legal moonshine distillery in a state known for its history of moonshine production.
When you break it down, moonshine is really just a high-proof spirit.
How long does Ole Smoky Moonshine last?
Generally they will last two years unopened and about six months after opening. They will generally last longer if you store them in the fridge after opening as well. Our Shine Nog, Mountain Java, and Tennessee Mud will have a shorter life span however since they are cream based.
What percent alcohol is Ole Smoky Moonshine?
Previously, Strawberry Lightnin’ and Lemon Drop Lightnin’ moonshines were available with 20 percent alcohol by volume nationwide and Hunch Punch Lightnin’ was only available at Ole Smoky’s Gatlinburg, Tenn., distillery. A 750-ml bottle has a suggested retail price of $24.95.
What does Ole Smoky Moonshine taste like?
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine (100 proof $34.95) has a very light and sweet corn nose without any vapors whatsoever (pretty amazing for a 100 proof spirit). The entry has a little bite and is less sweet than the nose. We really like the nose of this moonshine and the taste does a fair job of matching it.
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).
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.
Should Moonshine be refrigerated?
Tightly secure with lids and refrigerate. Tip: This apple pie moonshine tastes better with age and can be refrigerated for up to 6 months.
What is blue flame moonshine?
At 128 proof, it’s clear, clean and exactly what moonshine should be. Purity and perfection are the name of the game when it comes to Ole Smoky®Blue Flame Moonshine. Evidence of our high quality, high proof moonshine is all in the color of the flame – if it burns blue, it’s true.
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