Sometimes Moonshiners shows the distribution end of the business. While I cannot believe a guy would let himself be filmed while running moonshine, I guess I cannot be certain. As a part of the running the hooch, the guy takes the moonshine and mixes up a drink called Apple Pie. Basically, he takes some moonshine, adds some apple juice and some cinnamon sticks. He passed it around for people to sample before making a purchase. This business model appeals to the alphageek, enough to perhaps give this unusual combination a try. I have to admit, even though I am a bourbon guy, that drink looks pretty good. Besides, living in Virginia almost my entire life means I need to try some moonshine.
|Midnight Moon, Apple Pie Moonshine (click to enlarge)|
I will say I did not research this product before buying. Edit: Piedmont Distillers makes this fine product. (Since they actually contacted me via Facebook, I thought I could at least let you know.) If you want to know about the background, I suggest you go to google and type moonshine
I sat down to take a sample. When I opened the bottle, I decided to sample the aroma. While the moonshine did not smell bad, it smelled sort of medicinal and made me a little hesitant to sip a little. After a minute or so, I gave in and tried it. I could not have been more wrong, this is a great flavor! No wonder the runner was giving a sample away, the stuff sells itself. The apple juice and cinnamon work together, giving a taste somewhat like apple pie with a kick. I tried a little more, and decided that this drink was going to get a place on the shelf, along with my bourbon. The flavors taste anything but medicinal. I had a flashback to some "grain punch" I sampled once or twice. In both cases, the flavors cover up the bite of the alcohol and allow for a smooth and pleasant drinking experience. Just be careful not to over enjoy because I suspect these flavors could sneak up on you.
|It really is Apple Pie (click to enlarge)|