Short Mountain Shiner's Select Tennessee Moonshine
Short Mountain // Tennessee, USA
Short Mountain Distillery is a throwback to the traditions of making unaged whiskey in the backwoods of Tennessee. Founded by the Kaufman brothers, they enlisted local experts Rocky Estes and Ronald Dawson to help them produce spirits from their homegrown Cannon County farm. The Moonshine Select uses 30% corn and 70% cane in its mash. This one undergoes only one distillation before bottling. This is sold only at their 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.
"A couple of whiffs reveal sweet corn cereal and maple syrup notes with a classic unaged-spirit aromas of rubbing alcohol and petrol aroma. More petrol dominates the palate, nearly overpowering the perfumed essences of the grains and sugar with some grassy herbaceousness. The finish is incredibly hot. "