Short Mountain Tennessee Moonshine
Short Mountain // Tennessee, USA
Short Mountain, founded by brothers Billy, David, Ben and Dairan Kaufman, pride themselves on distilling spirits made from their own 300 acre farm in Cannon County, TN. This unaged spirit is made from 30% corn and 70% cane that's stone-milled in house. The mash undergoes double-distillation.
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.
"Parafin and vanilla team up with petrol and rubbing alcohol to greet the nose. The palate is very dry and herbal, with sharp peppermint, chives, scallions and general grassiness. All of this is sprinkled with black pepper and doused in more petrol. Only a mere hint of vanilla adds some sweetness to this high octane-tasting spirit. "