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blueridgeTiger
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Legal Moonshine - Troy & Sons, Asheville, NC


There was a feature last night on our PBS station leading into the Ken Burns series on Prohibition about legal moonshine being brewed in Asheville. Went by our local ABC store awhile ago and bought a bottle. Not too bad - sipped a little after lunch - much smoother than I anticipated.

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BayouBlitz
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re: Legal Moonshine - Troy & Sons, Asheville, NC


I think you'll get a lot of opinions, including my own, that this isn't "moonshine."

Once you go through the processess of making distilled liquor legal, it loses its moniker as "mooshnine" IMO.

And if it's smooth, then it surely isn't moonshine, unless it's been very watered down.






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tetu
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re: Legal Moonshine - Troy & Sons, Asheville, NC


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And if it's smooth, then it surely isn't moonshine, unless it's been very watered down.
I've had some smooth drinkin shine. Guy labels his stuff Panther Piss.

I def agree, having it legal loses the meaning and all that is romanticised about moonshine.





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BottomlandBrew
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re: Legal Moonshine - Troy & Sons, Asheville, NC


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I think you'll get a lot of opinions, including my own, that this isn't "moonshine."


I agree. If it's sold legally, it's not moonshine. All marketing.






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BayouBlitz
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re: Legal Moonshine - Troy & Sons, Asheville, NC


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BottomlandBrew


Yep.

And, IN MY OPINION, if it's smooth, it aint moonshine either. Liquor with high alcohol contents is not smooth. At all.

The difference between Wild Turkey 80 and Wild Turkey 101 is night and day.

Additionally, what makes liquor smooth is filtering it properly and often multiple times. Removing impuritites is what helps liquor become smooth.

I don't know any real moonshiners who produce 80 proof, multi-filtered shine.

Just my opinion.






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tetu
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re: Legal Moonshine - Troy & Sons, Asheville, NC



This is the stuff my grandfather used to get. We found a couple cases of it recently at his house. 4 out of 5 jars had been oxidized. The ones that weren't tainted were very smooth. This isn't the typical white lightning or whatever, it's prob around 90-120 proof and the color is a little lighter than bourbon. Prob had some charred oak thrown in there for taste and color.






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Y.A. Tittle
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re: Legal Moonshine - Troy & Sons, Asheville, NC


Don't tell me you don't have a non-legal supplier up there, huh?





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blueridgeTiger
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re: Legal Moonshine - Troy & Sons, Asheville, NC


I've got a couple of mason jars of the real stuff - just had to try out something new.





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tetu
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re: Legal Moonshine - Troy & Sons, Asheville, NC


No shit, didn't even see that:
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Land of the Sky, NC


Maybe it's not like anther slightly illegal product where you can just go work at a restaurant or befriend some kitchen workers and you're in.






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Y.A. Tittle
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re: Legal Moonshine - Troy & Sons, Asheville, NC


Yeah, Blueridge is our resident 'poster I want to be' in about 20 years -- or less if at all possible.





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