Category Archives: moonshine
Taste of the Industry is always a highlight of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention. It’s a chance for marketers to showcase emerging brands in front of key decision makers at the major distribution outfits across the country. It’s impossible to even come close to trying everything in the hall in two hours—it’d be tough to do so if they dedicated an entire day to the event. But among the beverages I did manage to try, there were quite a few standouts. Here’s my shortlist, in no particular order.
Apple Pie & Apple Rye from two prominent Tennessee moonshine makers and New Belgium goes Citradelic all year long are the stars of the latest edition of The Drinkable Week.
Bootleggers Distillery, in the heart of eastern Tennessee moonshine country, is quite likely the smallest legally operating distilleries in the U.S. It’s also one of the newest, having opened earlier this year. In addition to a white dog whiskey, Bootleggers makes a Charred version, aged for several months with wood. The distillery also produces a number of fruit-infused moonshines, as well as a Hot Toddie, all packed, of course, in mason jars.