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    Re: Shine on Georgia Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    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.

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    Re: Shine on Georgia Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by ILLfarmboy View Post
    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.

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    Re: Shine on Georgia Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Thesh View Post
    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 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.

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    Re: Shine on Georgia Moon

    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.

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    Re: Shine on Georgia Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    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.
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    Re: Shine on Georgia Moon

    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).
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    Re: Shine on Georgia Moon

    I am gonna make an effort to "explore" my Mellow Corn real soon.
    ovh

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    Re: Shine on Georgia Moon

    If mellow corn was aged in new oak barrels would it be considered a bourbon?
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    Re: Shine on Georgia Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by kickert View Post
    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.

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    Re: Shine on Georgia Moon

    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.

 

 

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