Moonshine, a liquor that is sometimes produced without government oversight, can be a lot more potent than other regulated liquors.The risk associated with making and drinking moonshine does not stop after one has successfully transferred a bushel of corn into a few jars.To avoid serious health complications, always buy from a seller that has a federal and state distiller permit.
Is It Safe to Drink
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With the drinking culture we have
developed in the past few decades,
liquor stores and bars alike have
acquired a wide variety of specialty
wines, beers, and spirits.
Among the fastest-growing crazes is
the resurgence of moonshine. This
formerly hush-hush, home-distilled
drink of backwoods Appalachia is now
legit! Its sale is being regulated by the
U.S. government in some states.
So what exactly is moonshine? How
come it is winning the hearts of several
craft distillers despite being one of the
most illicit drinks in the US? Is it really
safe to drink moonshine?
What is Moonshine?
Moonshine, more popularly known as
“hooch” or “homebrew” is made from a
mash of corn, sugar, yeast, and water.
Unlike whiskey and bourbon,
moonshine is not aged.
It has a very high alcohol content,
sometimes peaking at 190 proof.
Traditionally, it is being produced in a
homemade moonshine still and bottled
in a mason jar.
It was first introduced in the US in the
18th century by Scottish and Irish
It quickly became a mainstay of
Southern culture. As its popularity
crested, the government became
interested in taxation.
People started making it in the middle
of the night, under the light of the
moon, hence its name.
This is to hide the smoke that would
run off the boiling liquor from local law
Today, moonshine is widely available
in some states and online for purchase.
Why Do People Love Drinking
While most people drink it straight
from the jar, moonshine is excellent for
mixing cocktails! It is basically
whiskey, so you can combine it with
Coke, ginger ale, lemonade, iced tea,
Is It Safe To Drink Moonshine?
You probably have read stories about
the dangers of moonshine and other
illegally distilled drinks. Illegal
moonshine remains to be dangerous
because it is brewed in makeshift stills.
The distillation process produces
alcohol vapors, w