Southern Shine Original Moonshine, 40%

Price: $15 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Geoffrey Kleinman

Although this moonshine may look down-home in a mason jar, it was produced using the highly technical TerrePure process, designed to remove most congeners. The result is a corn neutral spirit that doesn't smell or taste much like corn. Instead, it's soft vanilla, toasted marshmallow, and a dash of salt. A little heat and white pepper round things out for a long, peppery-dry finish. It's pretty good for a vodka, but is it really moonshine or white whiskey? Probably not.