Meanwhile deep down south there were many men stood guarding their home made stills where they were distilling a colourless liquid. The problem with this liquid was that it was very high in alcohol content and as it was during the prohibition period of the depression it was also highly illegal. It was also a dangerous pastime - if the still didn't blow up and kill you often the moonshine would!
Fast forward to present day and today you can make moonshine with a licence under strict conditions, a bonded warehouse and a legal still. Moonshine making has been in Jeremy Norris's family for five generations and is alive and distilling in Benson, North Carolina.
Broadslab Distillery doesn't purchase commercially available grain alcohol, they take pride in growing and Harvesting their own food grade white corn. Their special malting process produces a smooth mash when blended with pure cane sugar and left to ferment in oak barrels. Broadslab Legacy Shine is distilled in small batches in a large copper still.
Take a tour of the still and hear Jeremy tell the tales of moonshine distilling form his granddad's days
I thought Moonshine would be rough and the first sip is kind of rough however from the second sip onwards it is smooth like the clouds rolling over the stills in the woods!
I thoroughly enjoyed my tour of Broadslab Distillery and look forward to getting another bottle of Moonshine this year! I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions and photos are my own.
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