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    Corn squeezens

    Are corn squeezens the same as moonshine? Is it illegal for someone to run a still for their own use? I've been dying to try corn squeezens--as seen on many movies and TV shows.
    If I can't make it myself, what type of commerical whiskey comes closest to being moonshine?

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    Re: Corn squeezens

    I don't think I have heard of Corn Squeezens. It is illegal to operate a still without a federal permit. Obtaining said permit has been discussed here before; do a search and you should be able to find the threads.

    There are several products sold as commercial "Moonshine". Heaven Hill makes Georgia Moon, Mellow Corn, and Platte Valley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowEddy View Post
    Are corn squeezens the same as moonshine?..
    Perhaps. There is also a process called 'squeezin' a barrel' by which the last drops of 'goodness' are recovered. See here:
    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...queezin%27

    ...Is it illegal for someone to run a still for their own use?..
    Yes, as Wade notes, unless you've got enough resources to share your own-bourbon with others commercially.

    ...I've been dying to try corn squeezens--as seen on many movies and TV shows.
    If I can't make it myself, what type of commerical whiskey comes closest to being moonshine?
    On occasion, you might, if you're lucky -- while touring one of the whiskey distilleries -- be offered a chance to taste some 'white dog', or unaged spirit. I would be the commercial/industrial equivalent of 'moonshine'. Always interesting to see where the finished product originates.
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    Re: Corn squeezens

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    I don't think I have heard of Corn Squeezens. It is illegal to operate a still without a federal permit. Obtaining said permit has been discussed here before; do a search and you should be able to find the threads.

    There are several products sold as commercial "Moonshine". Heaven Hill makes Georgia Moon, Mellow Corn, and Platte Valley.

    Never heard of corn squeezens? How about the line: Mighty, mighty pleasin' your pappy's corn squeezens?

    Mellow Corn and Platte Valley are aged products. I've yet to try them but I would like to. Georgia Moon is unaged spirit and in my opinion ain't nothing to wright home about.

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    Re: Corn squeezens

    Around this area of Kentucky we sometimes refer to homemade illegal brew as "corn squeezin's" or "shine"....to put it southern

    As most have reported in this thread it is illegal to produce this product.

    In the hill's and holler's around here there are "stills" that "still" produce for "home consumption". Illegal as hell but it's still done.
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    Re: Corn squeezens

    Right off the still is mighty tasty and can be had occationally on a distllery tour or in great variety at Woodford Reserve's Bourbon Academy. Georgia Moon is similar, but not nearly as good. I find Beam White label quite similar in flavor to raw spirit actually

    I picked up a bottle of Mellow Corn last year in KY, it was tough to find even there. I liked it a lot. It has a great oily corn flavor. I'll definitely get 2 bottles next time...
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    Re: Corn squeezens

    Quote Originally Posted by ILLfarmboy View Post
    How about the line: Mighty, mighty pleasin' your pappy's corn squeezens?
    Nice to meet another George Jones fan. This line immediately leapt to mind when I saw the title of this thread.

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    Re: Corn squeezens

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
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    There are several products sold as commercial "Moonshine". Heaven Hill makes Georgia Moon, Mellow Corn, and Platte Valley.
    Mellow Corn is a straight whiskey, bottled in bond. Is this really compatible with the definition of Moonshine?

    Ive never thought of MC as a Moonshine product but then again, Im certainly no expert in this field.
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    Re: Corn squeezens

    I have had Alabama White Lighting.
    The smell and taste is a cross between vodka, rubbing alcohol and kerosene.
    Heaven Hill's Georgia moon is quite similar.
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    Re: Corn squeezens

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedmans Brorsa View Post
    Mellow Corn is a straight whiskey, bottled in bond. Is this really compatible with the definition of Moonshine?
    No, I guess not. It is an interesting product in its own little niche. Mellow Corn is aged enough that the "white dog" rawness is long gone. But it is still young enough that it hasn't become what you would recognize as Bourbon. It has a very pleasant flavor with great amounts of corn flavor, fruitiness, and oiliness. I think it is aged in used barrels, hence the light color and lesser degree of barrel influence.
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