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Jono
11-02-2008, 13:06
http://www.procyon.com/~froody/why/su/moon.html

I saw these mason jars in the liqour store when I made my purchase yesterday....the above review tells alot!

"I say try it. It's not gonna cost much, and if nothing else, one sip will teach you SO MUCH about why those other brands do what they do. You'll cuddle your vodka and whisper 'you were filtered through charcoal FOUR TIMES, yes you were!'

"...the only way you're going to get rid of it is to either mix it (which can be done, even enjoyably), or to build some sort of combustable engine which can use the stuff as fuel."

No thanks!

barturtle
11-02-2008, 13:21
http://www.procyon.com/~froody/why/su/moon.html (http://www.procyon.com/%7Efroody/why/su/moon.html)

I saw these mason jars in the liqour store when I made my purchase yesterday....the above review tells alot!

"I say try it. It's not gonna cost much, and if nothing else, one sip will teach you SO MUCH about why those other brands do what they do. You'll cuddle your vodka and whisper 'you were filtered through charcoal FOUR TIMES, yes you were!'

"...the only way you're going to get rid of it is to either mix it (which can be done, even enjoyably), or to build some sort of combustable engine which can use the stuff as fuel."

No thanks!

I drink it, neat, on occasion. I actually enjoy it from time to time,and it's better than WRFG...

funknik
11-02-2008, 13:22
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/82/Georgiamoon.jpg/250px-Georgiamoon.jpg

This looks to be some serious backwoods grog!

ILLfarmboy
11-02-2008, 13:37
Virginia Lightning is much better. Actually enjoyable. Although, it or I suppose, any unaged corn or rye whiskey or any white dog takes the same getting use to.

When sampling Virgina Lightning I make double sure it hits the tip of my tongue first, that minimizes the plain alcohol taste and maximizes the fact that it is whiskey and not vodka. I don't like vodka.

Jono
11-02-2008, 13:48
Maybe some little barrels could be constructed/purchased....and this stuff dumped as the distillate for home aging experiments. I actually found the "white mule" experience at the BT tour to be surprisingly pleasant. Yes, there is the vodka element...but sweeter.

Jono
11-02-2008, 14:25
http://www.kelvincooperage.com/barrelalt.htm

Here is an alternative to a large barrel....toasted chips...dump moonshine into bag....hang in basement for 3-4 years...viola...bourbon. :)

likkermerchant
11-23-2008, 19:33
For any of you Georgia Moon lovers, ther is a Peach and a Lemonade style coming out soon. I haven't seen them yet tho.

Jono
11-26-2008, 10:58
It would be interesting to compare these unaged whiskies to corn based vodkas...."Rain" for example is produced by BT....and for vodka had a decent taste...the corn base adds some character to the vodka that some other types lack.

polyamnesia
11-26-2008, 12:58
how does Mellow Corn fit in with this? i know it's a bit older...and not 'white'!

smokinjoe
11-26-2008, 13:08
how does Mellow Corn fit in with this? i know it's a bit older...and not 'white'!

The color for Mellow Corn comes from the 4 years it spends in the barrel. So, it's much older than Georgia Moon, which I think is about 1 month old. The Mellow Corn is actually pretty good stuff.

ILLfarmboy
11-26-2008, 15:29
The color for Mellow Corn comes from the 4 years it spends in the barrel. So, it's much older than Georgia Moon, which I think is about 1 month old. The Mellow Corn is actually pretty good stuff.

Unless we are talking about a different Georgia Moon, a version that spends a month in wood, GM can't be said to be aged at all. It'll taste the same out of the jar as it did off the still, accept of course for the reduction in proof.

Thesh
11-29-2008, 22:29
Unless we are talking about a different Georgia Moon, a version that spends a month in wood, GM can't be said to be aged at all. It'll taste the same out of the jar as it did off the still, accept of course for the reduction in proof.

On the bottle... Err... Jar, it states "Less than 30 days old!"


I could never bring myself to pay for a jar, although if someone but a glass in front of me, I would gladly try it.

ILLfarmboy
11-29-2008, 23:55
On the bottle... Err... Jar, it states "Less than 30 days old!"


I could never bring myself to pay for a jar, although if someone but a glass in front of me, I would gladly try it.

The "less that 30 days" is meant to be a sort of gimmick not a real age statement. To my knowledge it doesn't spend a single day in wood. this thread (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2639&highlight=Georgia+Moon) will be of interest regarding the "less that 30 days" statement. Chuck refers to it as "unaged". Maybe he will weigh in on the subject.

The jar I had was as clear as water. In my limited experience even those blanco tequilas that spend 40 or 60 days in wood show a faint yellow cast when viewed as a full bottle, but look completely clear when a shot of it is poured into a glass.

I have had a jar of GM. Don't waste your money. Instead buy a fifth of Virginia Lightning.

cowdery
12-03-2008, 09:26
Georgia Moon is not aged. It is 90% corn, 5% rye and 5% malt. Mellow Corn is Georgia Moon that has spent about four years in used barrels.

Corn whiskey is whiskey, i.e., distilled out at less than 160 proof, whereas vodka is neutral spirit, distilled out at more than 190 proof.

Vodka can be made from anything but 90% of it is made from corn.

The lemon and peach expressions of Georgia Moon came out in September but they're only sold in North Carolina and Virginia, which is where most of the corn whiskey of any kind is sold.

bvscfanatic
12-03-2008, 10:16
Georgia Moon is not aged. It is 90% corn, 5% rye and 5% malt. Mellow Corn is Georgia Moon that has spent about four years in used barrels.


I've had the Mellow Corn, and though it's been awhile, I don't remember it being all that bad.

bvscfanatic
12-03-2008, 17:00
I seem to remember that I was drinking the Mellow Corn alternately with Old Grand Dad 100 BIB at that time, and my recollection is that I could hardly tell the difference between the two. It was a while ago though. And you know what booze does to our memories (thank heavens). :slappin:

OscarV
12-03-2008, 17:07
I am gonna make an effort to "explore" my Mellow Corn real soon.

kickert
12-05-2008, 19:22
If mellow corn was aged in new oak barrels would it be considered a bourbon?

ILLfarmboy
12-05-2008, 19:29
If mellow corn was aged in new oak barrels would it be considered a bourbon?

That's how I understand it. I don't think there is an upper limit on the percentage of corn in the mashbill and as long as it was aged in new charred barrels it would be bourbon.

cowdery
12-07-2008, 17:32
The difference between bourbon and corn whiskey is the aging, in the sense of two whiskeys with the same mash bill, both more than 80 percent corn, if it is aged in new, charred wood it is bourbon, if unaged or aged in new uncharred or used barrels, it is corn whiskey.

Squash
03-19-2009, 20:34
I bought a bottle of Georgia Moon, 100 proof. The idea was to see what pure corn tasted like as I developed my palate. Now that I have tasted it, I don't know how could finish the stuff unless I find a suitable mixer.

Do any of you have suggestions on good ways to mix Georgia Moon?

barturtle
03-19-2009, 22:41
Do any of you have suggestions on good ways to mix Georgia Moon?


I have a theory: Until you can learn to appreciate the flavors in unaged whiskey, straight, you are unworthy to partake of the more aged whiskies that are on offer.

Many will disagree, but I will say that those who disagree are weak and unwilling to take the time to learn properly.

ILLfarmboy
03-19-2009, 23:16
I have a theory: Until you can learn to appreciate the flavors in unaged whiskey, straight, you are unworthy to partake of the more aged whiskies that are on offer.

Many will disagree, but I will say that those who disagree are weak and unwilling to take the time to learn properly.


I think you are being a little tongue-in-cheek, but what you say has merit.

You can taste HH in GM and you can discern what was essentially GM in EW Black.

At times I do wish I lived in KY so that I could sample white dog from various distillers and do so frequently enough to be educational.

Luna56
03-19-2009, 23:24
I have a theory: Until you can learn to appreciate the flavors in unaged whiskey, straight, you are unworthy to partake of the more aged whiskies that are on offer.

Many will disagree, but I will say that those who disagree are weak and unwilling to take the time to learn properly.

Yow, that's pretty hardcore!

I had some white dog last year at Four Roses and just loved it. Not as astringent as I was expecting. It was warm and rich in the same way that really good grappa is. Very educational, too. I'd buy it if FR would sell it!

Cheers!

bonneamie
03-20-2009, 07:43
I bought a bottle of Georgia Moon, 100 proof. The idea was to see what pure corn tasted like as I developed my palate. Now that I have tasted it, I don't know how could finish the stuff unless I find a suitable mixer.

Do any of you have suggestions on good ways to mix Georgia Moon?

I gave my jar to my college-aged son to mix with his fellow house mates.

squire
03-29-2009, 12:31
Hey Squash, I don't care for this stuff either but you can mix it with most any of the usual mixers. I would choose something citrus based.

Lost Pollito
03-29-2009, 14:39
I have a theory: Until you can learn to appreciate the flavors in unaged whiskey, straight, you are unworthy to partake of the more aged whiskies that are on offer.

Many will disagree, but I will say that those who disagree are weak and unwilling to take the time to learn properly.

I agree with this theory. I love tasting the white dog / spirit, then going through a flight of aged bourbons from the same distiller. What happens for me, is that subtle undertones emerge that I usually discount. Those undertones end up being like a signature from the distillery for me. Darn...now I'm thirsty.

squire
03-29-2009, 16:05
My theory is I shouldn't drink anything I don't like.

cowdery
03-29-2009, 18:10
I like corn whiskey and, for that matter, bourbon new make, but a little goes a long way. It's just very rare that I approach my bar, with everything I have available, and decide what I'm in the mood for is corn whiskey.

One tip I would give is treat corn whiskey the same way you do white tequila.

Squash
03-29-2009, 22:28
I mixed some with Sprite, my theory being that corn whiskey might go well with corn sweetener, and it worked.

I have a friend who likes almost nothing containing alcohol, and she thought it tasted nearly like plain Sprite, a good thing for her. She even preferred it to ginger and rye.

Josh
03-30-2009, 10:33
I like corn whiskey and, for that matter, bourbon new make, but a little goes a long way. It's just very rare that I approach my bar, with everything I have available, and decide what I'm in the mood for is corn whiskey.

One tip I would give is treat corn whiskey the same way you do white tequila.

This is a good tip, and I think I would add to it that there is a big difference between aged and unaged Corn Whiskey. I recently picked up a bottle of Mellow Corn BiB and comparing it with my VA Lightning at the same proof, there is a world of difference. The VL is intense, oily and raw with a citrus-y sweetness underneath. The Mellow Corn is all sweetness and light. A great after work or Saturday afternoon pour. It has a slight burn but is otherwise an undemanding drink.

I like them both, but in different ways. If they were wine, I would say the VL is a Shiraz and the MC is a Vinho Verde.