Popcorn Sutton Barrel Finish
Popcorn Sutton // Tennessee, USA
This bottling honors one of America's most iconic moonshiners, Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton. The Tennessee distillery was opened by Sutton's widow following his death, and was expanded by Megan Kvamme when she took over the distillery and appointed John Lunn, formerly the Master Distiller of George Dickel, to the head position. Barrel aged for 3 years, the spirit is distilled from a traditional bourbon mash bill (corn, rye, and malted barley), but the addition of sugar to help the fermentation process means that it cannot legally be called "whiskey" or "moonshine." Whatever it is, it's worth remembering that all whiskey -from Scotland to the US- has its roots in doing what Popcorn Sutton did best: tax avoidance.
Other WhiskeyA spirit distilled from a mash of grain(s) at less than 95% ABV, bottled at no less than 40% ABV. The product must have characteristics, taste, and aroma generally attributed to whiskey
Cask TypeNew, Charred American Oak