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on 04/04/2012 - 03:34 pm
Category: Whiskey People
Moonshine and moonshiners are almost as American as apple pie. A legendary moonshiner like Popcorn Sutton would take exception to the word ‘almost’. Popcorn comes from a tradition of American moonshiners who trace their history to the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, a revolt against the imposition of taxes on liquor to pay for the Revolutionary War. Americans thought the Boston Tea Party had taken care of that idea. The Whiskey Rebellion was crushed, but moonshiners grabbed the popular imagination and moonshining to avoid taxes took root.
Popcorn Sutton can thank the temperance movement of the late 19th century and Prohibition in the 1920s for his occupation and fame. Accordin ...
on 04/04/2012 - 02:47 pm
Some claim that a good whiskey is nectar from the gods, and indeed, the best whiskey goes down clean and smoothly. The drinker experiences the nuances of the drink with nary a bite to the mouth and throat. Those who possess sensitive or trained palates gladly expound upon the flavor notes they detect such as fruits or caramel, notes that science proves the existence of. Whiskey obtains these flavors and more through the distilling process which plays a large role in imparting flavor and texture to the finished product.
Whiskey has been made in the same manner for an untold number of years, with its creation stemming with the distillation process. Spring or filtered water and fermented mash ...