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  1. #11
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    Re: So my brother-in-law drinks moonshine ....

    Quote Originally Posted by sutton View Post
    What about something that isn't very long aged, in case the char/barrel spice is a taste that might be too much of a jump from his current "brand"? Maybe a Heaven Hill Gold or BiB? Cheap, too ...
    I have not seen those brands where I shop, but I'm about to check out Market Square in Tallahassee, so I figure my choices are about to shoot up, so I will look for them.

    And Squire - yeah, I think those are words I shall live by when it comes to moonshine.

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    Re: So my brother-in-law drinks moonshine ....

    I might recommend another option...Maybe look at a bridge from the shine to the bourbon? I would recommend an aged corn whiskey like Mellow Corn, or if you want to make a hop up to Alabama, some Dixie Dew. Both have some of that shine dogginess ( and presumably the corniness of his shine) to them, but will give a nice peek to barrel influence. Then jump to an oily bourbon such as Old Charter 10.
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    Re: So my brother-in-law drinks moonshine ....

    Relatively speaking, quality moonshine isn't that cheap. I should think Georgia Moon would fit the bill, or Mellow Corn BIB if he want's 100 proof.
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    Re: So my brother-in-law drinks moonshine ....

    Apparently Joe is ahead of me this morning, by a minute anyway.
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    Re: So my brother-in-law drinks moonshine ....

    Mellow Corn was my first thought, too.
    Life's too short, and there's too much good whiskey within reach.

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    Re: So my brother-in-law drinks moonshine ....

    Alright people. You are supposed to be giving me ideas about how to transition my brother-in-law to Bourbon, not ideas how I can transition to moonshine.

    Now I am very curious about some of the corn whiskey y'all are mentioning above.

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    Re: So my brother-in-law drinks moonshine ....

    Think of the 4 year old barrel aged Mellow Corn as baby steps.
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    So my brother-in-law drinks moonshine ....

    I have not had much moonshine but I didn't think twice about drinking it when I had the chance. If it killed people or blinded them on a regular basis, everyone would know about it. Guy in his backyard probably has a little professionally made still. He's probably not cooling his spirit in a used radiator because he probably has running water back there. Wouldn't be concerned too much about it.
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    Re: So my brother-in-law drinks moonshine ....

    I thought it was more about the cuts to avoid the methanol in the heads - I'm sure running it through a radiator probably isn't best for you either, but I thought it was the methanol = blindness thing.
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    Re: So my brother-in-law drinks moonshine ....

    Distilling a fruit base will result in a higher methanol content than a simnple sugar or grain base, but a shiner would almost have to try to collect methanol and acetone to make a dangerous product. (Unless you consider drinking ethanol dangerous).

 

 

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