Corn Whiskey, White Whiskey, and Moonshine

Making Whiskey, Brooklyn Style

Micro-distillery Brings Whiskey-Making to NYC By Kurt Maitland For centuries, when the world speaks of or thinks about New York City, they think of Manhattan first. It’s the home of the Empire State Building, Wall Street, and Broadway. Yet New York City is really five boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island), and each waxes and wanes in popularity. ...

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Devil John Moonshine Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Until their bourbon comes out, Lexington’s Barrel House Distillery has only one point of interest for whiskey drinkers: their Devil John Moonshine. Made in the literal barrel house of the old James E. Pepper Distillery, this ‘shine is named for “Devil” John Wright, a.k.a. “Bad” John Wright, one of late 19th Century Appalachia’s more colorful ...

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Peerless Distilling Revives Old Henderson Brand in Louisville

Peerless Distilling, a whiskey distillery originally based in Henderson County, Kentucky and defunct for almost a century, is set for a rebirth in Louisville. Should all go according to plan, Corky Taylor and his son Carson, descendants of Peerless owner Henry Kraver, will open the doors on their new distillery in Spring 2014. The original Henderson County Peerless Distillery was ...

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Teeling Poitin Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B In Ireland, poitin has the same meaning as moonshine in the United States, and just as there are those who say moonshine isn’t exactly whiskey, some say poitin isn’t exactly whiskey either. Despite all that, in the United States a throng of small distillers have gotten into the business of turning out (legal) moonshine and ...

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Glen Thunder Corn Whiskey Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: C+ Back when premium vodka was all the rage, I never quite got into it. Rooted as I was in the mother’s milk of Kentucky bourbon, my interest in “clear stuff” quickly shifted from trendy vodka to decidedly untrendy moonshine and corn whiskey. Given that this was years before the hipsters discovered moonshine, I really do ...

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