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Tetralix
08-28-2007, 09:42
Or at least three of them are the same. I read this in an old post. The feller said that "Dixie Dew, Mellow Corn, and JW Corn were exactly the same."

This would be good news because I can't find Dixie Dew anywhere in the state of California. Having two other labels to search for might improve the odds.

They have it in Alabama and I have a friend there who could mail me a bottle. However I did a little research and found out you can't do that. Not even a bottle of wine for a birthday present. Do people do this anyway? Or is it the equivalent of mailing C4? I'm too young and cute for prison.

HH also has Georgia Moon and Platte Valley, but they really don't compare to Dixie Dew.

Sijan
08-28-2007, 11:40
People ship all the time. Generally works fine if you pack it very well (lots of bubble wrap and a good box) and don't disclose to UPS/FedEx that it's alcohol.

cowdery
08-29-2007, 21:27
"Dixie Dew, Mellow Corn, and JW Corn were exactly the same."

Well, maybe not exactly. They're all definitely the same when they come out of the still, including Georgia Moon. Heaven Hill makes just one corn whiskey recipe, so they're all the same mash bill, same yeast, same proof of distillation.

I don't know anything about Dixie Dew and JW Corn, but anything that's clear is the same as everything else that's clear, except maybe bottling proof. Mellow Corn, I know, is a bond, so it's aged in new uncharred or used barrels for at least four years and bottled at 100 proof. That's a difference. I think there's another one that is aged for something like six months.

Except for some micro distilleries with very limited distribution, Heaven Hill is the only distillery that makes and markets corn whiskey, and they make just the one formula. Other distilleries make it, but just for their own blending use, not for sale as corn whiskey.

Hedmans Brorsa
08-30-2007, 02:44
Dixie Dew and JW Corn are extremely invisible brands. You canīt find much about them on the Internet, either.

Are they only sold in the deep South?

MikeK
08-30-2007, 04:48
I generally don't see them on the shelf even in KY. Go to a dozen decent sized stores in Louisville/Lexington and you're lucky to find them in one. I picked up some Mellow Corn BIB last trip and liked it a lot. I'll definitely be seeking it out again this year.

Cheers,

jspero
09-06-2007, 09:18
Except for some micro distilleries with very limited distribution, Heaven Hill is the only distillery that makes and markets corn whiskey, and they make just the one formula. Other distilleries make it, but just for their own blending use, not for sale as corn whiskey.

Ken,

Do you know if HH makes Virginia Lightning? I'd be interested in trying one of the HH products if they are different, but if they are the same thing, I won't bother.

Here are some tasting notes for the Virginia Lightning from last weekend:

Nose: Wet dog and corn
Taste: Wet dog with corn rubbed in it's fur
Finish: More fur and corn

Jay

barturtle
09-06-2007, 10:20
Ken,

Do you know if HH makes Virginia Lightning? I'd be interested in trying one of the HH products if they are different, but if they are the same thing, I won't bother.

Here are some tasting notes for the Virginia Lightning from last weekend:

Nose: Wet dog and corn
Taste: Wet dog with corn rubbed in it's fur
Finish: More fur and corn

Jay

Virginia Lightning and Copper Fox are both from Belmont Farms of Virginia Distillery (http://www.virginiamoonshine.com/aboutUs.html)

This would be one of the microdistillers he referred to.