Short Mountain Shine, 52.5%

Price: $35 Issue: Winter 2012 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Does this belong here, at 70% cane sugar and 30% corn/wheat? The process sure looks like whiskey, so we'll let it slip in. The aroma's sweet, but with a solvent rim to it. For 105 proof, this is pretty smooth stuff in the mouth. There are notes of melon and green corn, and a wet hint of fresh grass before the burner kicks on at the finish. It's a hot end on this one, but not unpleasant.