Southern Shine Blueberry Moonshine, 50%

Price: $16 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Geoffrey Kleinman

All of the elements that work with Southern Shine's Apple Pie bottling don't work with their Blueberry. An extremely evasive nose leads to an artificially-flavored palate. Here the blueberry tastes more like flavored bubblegum than fruit. The white pepper from the base spirit clashes with the berry like a multi-car pileup. The finish is hot, too dry, and a little sour. There's just nothing about this that's pleasant or enjoyable.