“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 much is Tennessee moonshine?
The Bottom Line: A visit to Ole Smoky Moonshine is a true Appalachian experience. The mountain-made Moonshine is not cheap, but it’s authentic and well worth its $30 price tag. Even if you don’t buy anything, the $5 Moonshine tasting and distillery tour make this a worthy stop.
What proof is Tennessee moonshine?
Gatlinburg, TN (July 2, 2014) – When fans of Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine® asked for a higher proof flavored moonshine, the award-winning brand listened. The result is Ole Smoky’s new Lightnin’ Line of 80 proof flavored moonshine.
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.
Is Everclear and moonshine the same thing?
We’re going to improvise. You see, moonshine is around 180 to 190 proof, or about 85% – 95% pure alcohol. The closest legal thing you can get is Everclear which is sold in both 151 proof and 190 proof. In other words, you can buy legal alcohol that is the exact same thing as illegal moonshine.
Is legal moonshine real moonshine?
In recent years, however, moonshine has been legalized in various countries and has become a commercial product. Legal in the United States since 2010, moonshine is defined as “clear, unaged whiskey”, typically made with corn mash as its main ingredient.
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.
What is the price of moonshine?
The task force estimated the equipment and materials to make the moonshine around $2,000. The copper still is worth between $700 and $1,200. It costs around $8 per gallon for the sugar and wheat to make the moonshine. The selling price is around $25 a gallon if sold in bulk, or $40 for retail price.
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.
What state is Everclear legal in?
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.
Can I buy liquor online in Tennessee?
The answer is yes, depending on the state you live in. You can order wine, spirits and beer online from retailers like Liquorama and have it shipped directly to your door. There are some states where purchasing alcohol online is restricted however, you can see those states HERE.
Where was Popcorn Sutton from?
Maggie Valley, North Carolina, United States
How much does a gallon of moonshine weigh?
A gallon of water weighs 8.33 pounds, therefore the density is 8.33 pounds/gallon.
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