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    Corn Liquor

    When I was in my favorite liquor store yesterday I noticed a jar of clear liquor marked as Corn Whiskey. The label said it was less than 90 days old. I don't remember the brand name right now but it was in a container that resembled a fruit jar complete with the screw on cap. It was priced at about $15.00. Has anyone seen or tasted anything similar? I was tempted to purchase it but there was a bottle of Rare Breed that won out.

    Theron

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    Re: Corn Liquor

    In PA we sell something called "Georgia Moon Corn Whiskey." It comes in a mason jar and sells for about $10. Never tried it, probably never will...unless I find a 10-spot laying in the street and all our bourbons, scotches and Irish whiskies mysteriously disappear.

    SpeedyJohn

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    Re: Corn Liquor

    That sounds like "Georgia Moon". I've never been able to bring myself to buy any.
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    Re: Corn Liquor

    Georgia Moon is a Heaven Hill product...It's available in 80 proof and 100 proof...

    More of a novelty gift, than used for drinking...There would be "no contest" in my decision to by Bourbon or Moonshine...

    Bourbon , hands down...

    Bettye Jo

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    Re: Corn Liquor

    There's some genuine humor in the fact that the label guarantees that it is LESS than 90 days old. (Aged in that very jar, no doubt.) Definitely a gag gift.

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    Re: Corn Liquor

    > When I was in my favorite liquor store yesterday I noticed a jar of clear
    > liquor marked as Corn Whiskey....
    >
    > Has anyone seen or tasted anything similar? I was tempted to purchase it but
    > there was a bottle of Rare Breed that won out.

    Don't listen to anyone who calls this stuff "a gag gift". It is most
    definitely made for the drinkin'. As a matter of fact, according to the
    state of Virginia's ABC website, they sold over 50,000 (fifty thousand)
    bottles of "corn whiskey" in Financial Year 2003. Somebody's gotta be
    drinking it! And, mind you, this is Virginia, where this stuff competes
    with the local home-grown, tax-free variety!

    I can't vouch for Georgia Moon. It might very well taste terrible. But I
    can vouch for a very good product that I wrote up tasting notes on,
    in a thread titled:

    Sweet Sippin' II: Mountain Moonshine
    #17093 - Wed Jun 18 2003 09:27 PM


    A little warning:
    Corn whiskey tasting is a Fine Art. Many people never advance far enough
    in their Bourbonic Odyssey to the point where they can appreciate bourbon's
    prehistoric ancestor in all of it's impressive glory. Don't be surprised
    if it's a different beast than you're used to drinking. Clear the mind.
    Approach it calmly. Don't make any sudden moves. In time, it's seductive
    charms will become evident.


    Tim Dellinger

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    Re: Corn Liquor

    I've never tried the Georgia Moon, but I have tasted the real thing, aka "white lightning". The old timers assured me it was of the highest quality. It was a lot like vodka, but with a raw corn whang that was hard to enjoy. I was able to swallow it and enjoy the buzz, but I turned down a second taste.

    Tim

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    Re: Corn Liquor

    When Greg and Jo Kitzmiller, BettyeJo , Me and Amelia went on our whiskey adventure a month or so ago. While at Heaven Hill, Larry Kass got out a bottle of Mellow Corn( Among other nice offerings) There's a bit in Jim Murrays book that any serious student of bourbon should try it and every home should have a bottle. It was worthwhile to me even though this home doesn't have its' bottle yet. It's a sidebar to the bourbon experience, not Geogia Moon but the same page or so. I think it was aged a number of years and that maybe was in used cooperage.
    I will definately recommend any one to at least have a drink of it. The price is such that a whole 750ml isn't too expensive.

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    Re: Corn Liquor

    Don't listen to anyone who calls this stuff "a gag gift". ...
    Sorry for my ignorant remark. I did not realize that there were people who actually took moonshine seriously; I had always thought of it as crude alcohol, and have never even seen it seriously discussed as a drink to be appreciated by a discerning palate.

    I'm curious to try some, now.


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    Re: Corn Liquor

    Based on the replies I will probably pick up a bottle next time I go bourbon shopping. I remember tasting the real moonshine when I was stationed down South during my army years. I don't remember much about the taste but it was the buzz we were after and it worked for that.

 

 

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