Georgia Moon Corn Whiskey
Heaven Hill // Kentucky, USA
Yup, it's the one in the Mason jar! Before the whole craft distiller white dog movement, which started because distillers needed a way to start turning a profit while their "real" whiskey aged, Georgia Moon existed just 'cos it could and wanted to. Unaged corn whisky with the ballsy age statement of "less than 30 days." This is as close to the real deal as you're gonna get without being chased under cover of night for your illegal hooch.
CornMash bill at least 80% corn, no requirement to age, but if aged, must be in either new un-charred oak barrels or used oak barrels.
"A lot of people see the funny packaging and drink it on a dare. Thing is, as far as this genre of corn whiskey goes, it really ain't half bad (that is, if you haven't spilled half of it while trying to pour it out of the jar.) It has a funky sweet and herbal smell, not unlike a rhum agricole - all dried fruits, sage and tarragon. On the palate it tastes a lot like rum raisin ice cream, with less of that herbal quality that was present in the aroma. The ABV isn't too high, so it doesn't finish nearly as hot as you'd expect it to. Seriously, you could do worse. Heck, it's probably great in a cocktail and no one would be the wiser."
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