Moonshine Whiskey, made a big comeback a few years ago, re-introducing its past illegal self, back into our popular lexicon.
This time around, legal distillers starting jumping on the category and—as we culturally tend to do—had to put their updated “twist” on it. This twist for most, came in the form of a more sophisticated and mellow distillation process, (think production facilities, stainless steel vats and quadruple distillation,) as opposed to a homemade copper still in an undisclosed area of the Tennessee Smoky Mountains.
Well not far from there in Columbia, Stillhouse Whiskey is continuing in the tradition of the verboten spirit (get it—’spirit’,) but adding their twist.
Stillhouse comes in Original and five flavors, including Apple Crisp, Peach Tea, Coconut, Mint Chip and Red Hot. See, adding the flavors is the ‘twist’. They also have a very durable package design, coming in what looks like a can of paint thinner, as opposed to a fragile bottle. And although many moonshines taste like paint thinner, the comparison stops at the package as their whiskey, is great.
They call themselves “an unapologetic disruptor, breaking tradition at every turn”—disruptors are so hot right now! Made from estate-grown corn, Stillhouse is 100% clear corn American whiskey, and they ARE actually distilled in authentic copper whiskey stills and charcoal-filtered for superior quality and taste and cool factor.
As opposed to popular belief, moonshine nowadays does not necessarily pack an alcohol content that can be used for fueling a jet. In fact, The Original 80-proof has a remarkable mellow flavor and smooth finish. Stillhouse uses a proprietary sour mash recipe to create a clean, crisp, gluten-free (you know we hate gluten in our moonshine,) Original whiskey. Their all-natural flavors (Apple Crisp, Peach Tea, Coconut, Mint Chip and Red Hot ) ring in at mild 69-proof whiskeys.
Stillhouse Original–the backbone of every Stillhouse flavored-whiskey–took home the gold medal at the 2016 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition. Recognized for its excellence in Spirit Packaging Design, Stillhouse received a Double Gold Award in the 2016 San Francisco World Spirit Competition, a Rosey Award, and a Silver award The One Show in 2016.
Stillhouse is currently available for purchase at select retailers in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin with additional states to be introduced this Fall. Suggested retail price is $27.99. Find out more at www.Stillhouse.com.