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Posted: 12/19/2011 4:36:43 PM EST
My local liquor stores carry "legal" moon shine now. Among the brands are buffalo trace. I'm curious if this stuff tastes like vodka/gasoline or if there is some unique flavor to be enjoyed.

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Link Posted: 12/19/2011 4:38:29 PM EST
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Just depends, hard to explain. The real stuff is smooth, and can at times take your breathe away. That stuff they sell in stores isnt real moonshine.

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rubbing alcohol with cheap vodka overtones
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I would imagine it tastes like the fires of hell. I have no experience to base that on, but I've tried drinks that were a lot less potent that could burn quite nicely.

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Kinda like BLUE LABEL but without the BLUE LABEL.

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If you normally drink your whiskey on the rocks or straight up then you won't be impressed with moonshine. It tastes like corn but that's about all you taste. It is not as harsh as you might think.

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rubbing alcohol with cheap vodka overtones

Pretty much this.

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The 180 proof stuff? Made by a crazy toothless acquaintance of a friend who can't legally buy guns because of his felony meth convictions?

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Two slugs, and exhale that shit out of your mouth.... or else

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ethanol, its the same thing. Try finding a gas station with e99 or just order some legal moonshine from ole smokey

I dont suggest drinking ethanol

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If you normally drink your whiskey on the rocks or straight up then you won't be impressed with moonshine. It tastes like corn but that's about all you taste. It is not as harsh as you might think.


Pretty much this.

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Like rubbing alcohol.


Store bought moonshine isn't moonshine. Are you sure it isn't just overproof rum or everclear.

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real stuff?


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Wrong thread. LOL

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Link Posted: 12/19/2011 4:45:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By Headless_T_Gunner:
If you normally drink your whiskey on the rocks or straight up then you won't be impressed with moonshine. It tastes like corn but that's about all you taste. It is not as harsh as you might think.


Correct. It's not harsh at all.


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I had some moonshine once, about 20 years ago

I would say it tasted the way I'd imagine lighter fluid would taste like, but more bitter and without the petroleum bouquet

20 years ago and I can still tell you what it tasted like, what's that tell you?

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Only had my real taste when i was about 12. My bil had just gotten back from south carolina with a trunk full. He and my dad were drinking some and i asked for a taste. He gave me about 3 fingers in a water glass, went down like water until i took my next breath and WTFOMGBBQ, couldn't breathe. They are prolly both laughing down at me now as i remember this. Never had any since.




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Link Posted: 12/19/2011 4:46:47 PM EST
It depends on whether or not it has grey strawberries floating in it. If it does, it's the most delicious thing you've ever tasted. If it doesn't, it tastes like any other "neutral" spirit. Depending on quality, it can range from smooth sippin' to OMGWTFBBQ throat burn.
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Just to add, be careful where and who you get it from. It's dangerous stuff if made wrong. thank god for my family.

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Link Posted: 12/19/2011 4:47:48 PM EST
I have a man I know around who actually ages his shine and it is fairly smooth. For moon shine.
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Link Posted: 12/19/2011 4:47:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By JSmith0515:
Just depends, hard to explain. The real stuff is smooth, and can at times take your breathe away. That stuff they sell in stores isnt real moonshine.

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That... Its just a neutral distilled spirit. They distil Whiskey the same way you just don't age moonshine (as I understand it). Aging is what gives Whiskeys their flavor and higher proof tends to lead to a smoother spirit.


Moonshine is any distilled spirit made in an unlicensed still. As with all distilled spirits, yeast ferments a sugar source to produce alcohol; the alcohol is then extracted through the process of distillation.

Because of its illegal nature, moonshine is rarely aged in barrels like proper whiskey, and it sometimes contains impurities and off flavors. On rare occasions, it may contain dangerous levels of toxic alcohols such as methanol. The off flavors may come from improper mashing, fermentation and/or distillation, and unsuitable storage containers. In popular culture, moonshine is usually presented as being extremely strong and in North America is commonly associated with the Southern United States, Appalachia and Atlantic Canada.


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Only one way to find out, OP. You won't be able to get a refund either, so buy a small jar.

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There was a black and white educational health film made in the 1950's with a moving x-ray of a person drinking water. You could see the path the water took through the digestive system.



My first and last sip of shine reminded me of that. I could feel that horrid shit slithering it's way through my body. A mouthful of gasoline or bleach would have probably cooled me down.


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Link Posted: 12/19/2011 4:49:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By flyhack72:
Like rubbing alcohol.


Store bought moonshine isn't moonshine. Are you sure it isn't just overproof rum or everclear.


Store bought stuff is distilled the same way hooch is made in a copper still but the proof is not up there like real hooch. Its moonshine dumbed down and legal you could say. Kind of like a AR 15 with a unremovable magazine and no gas tube.

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A REAL good moonshine taste like a smooth tequila to me

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Link Posted: 12/19/2011 4:51:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Headless_T_Gunner:
If you normally drink your whiskey on the rocks or straight up then you won't be impressed with moonshine. It tastes like corn but that's about all you taste. It is not as harsh as you might think.


Correct. It's not harsh at all.



If the maker knew what he was doing, it's not harsh.
As far as taste, I have seen shine made from corn, blackberry, blueberry, strawberry, and potato.
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That... Its just a neutral distilled spirit. They distil Whiskey the same way you just don't age moonshine (as I understand it). Aging is what gives Whiskeys their flavor and higher proof tends to lead to a smoother spirit.



Aging in a glass jar will do nothing for it. storage in charred barrels is what gives it
flavor, you can put charred wood chips in jar of shine and get a similar effect.
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Link Posted: 12/19/2011 4:53:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
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Yeah, pretty much nailed it.

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All distillations that I have tasted is clear in color and pretty much tasteless. It's what you do to it after distiilation that makes it speshull. Time and special ingredients. Go price 30yr old scotch.

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I was considering buying a bottle of this some time.



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Paint thinner. Had it a few times with fruit soaked in it so it tasted like apples or cherries and paint thinner.

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Good moonshine not bad .


Bad moonshine , like the antifreeze from the radiator they ran it through to make it.
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Varies by maker and batch. They don't have the QC that modern liquor manufacturers have. They don't blend it to get the same taste from bottle to bottle.

Good shine, doesn't have a lot of taste but you can tell you're drinking alcohol and it will have a bit of a burn. That's the reason that a lot of people flavor it with fruit. I love me some peach.
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Why are some of you guys tasting rubbing alcohol?

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Depends on what fruits have been soaking in it.

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I had some not long ago that was flavored with strawberry or something. Very smooth and delicious, but after a few sips, you knew it was the real thing and would quickly get you into trouble.

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It's just a neutral spirit so it tastes like what you put in it.

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Good shine I've had will have a corn flavor to it.

At least thats what I've been told......

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We live in apple country and you can get some very good brandy. If it is made well it will be some of the best stuff you have ever drank. If not it's not worth drinking. It's just like any liquor higher quality is a lot better than plastic bottle crap. If you ever have a chance to try some real brandy go for it there is nothing else like it.
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Win....it tastes like win.

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Good 'shine has sweet, raw corn flavor. The Buffalo Trace White Dog isn't too bad. It's a little more complex than moonshine, probably because it isn't made with a straight corn mash.


If the moonshine your drinking tastes like rubbing alcohol, you probably shouldn't be drinking it.
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