Short Mountain Charred Shine Tennessee Moonshine
Short Mountain // Tennessee, USA
Short Mountain Distillery in Cannon County, Tennessee mixes old-school shining traditions with a modern take on sustainable farming. The grains used in the distillate are all grown on the Kaufman Brothers farm, with a mission to create jobs and boost the local economy. This cask-strength whiskey is the distillery's classic moonshine recipe (30% corn and 70% cane) that's been aged in charred oak barrels for 29 months. It is available for purchase only at the distillery.
SpiritIn the US, a spirit whiskey is produced by blending at least 5% whiskey (can be more) and no more than 20% straight whiskey with neutral spirit. In the EU and Canada, a grain spirit doesn't qualify as a whisky due to its age under 3 years.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The difference between this whiskey and its infant sibling is pretty remarkable. The heavy petrol and acetone is replaced by multigrain cereal and honey with black pepper and heaps of clove and allspice. The unifying element is an undertone of candle wax with a vanilla tinge, though not of the synthetic scented variety. Finishes hot and alcoholic with strong oakiness and charcoal, only slightly tamed if sipped with a rock. "