Lately, every time I turn around I’m hearing the word “moonshine.” I don’t know when it became so popular. I have two long-distance relatives who make it. There’s a show Moonshiners devoted to it on the Discovery channel. On a recent trip to Gatlinburg, there was a moonshine distellery shop on the main drag, complete with a live band and free samples of ALL the different kinds. And if that wasn’t enough, there was a “Moonshine Murder” mystery dinner theater show.
Has anyone else noticed its popularity? Or am I the only one surrounded by all this grain alcohol?
We’ve noticed it also. How did something so illegal become “en vogue”…. Oh. Maybe that’s why it is so popular. Once something is “illegal” it becomes enticing.
Maybe so. It’s strange, though, isn’t it? We always associated moonshine with hillbillies and alcoholics and now it’s trendy. Go figure.
How fascinating! I’ve never tasted moonshine but get quite tipsy rather quickly so would imagine that moonshine would have me drunk in no time at all, which is rather worrisome…. Having said that, I like the idea of something historical standing the test of time!
That’s a good way to look at it. And you’re right – you’d get drunk in no time if the moonshine is flavored. It’s deceptively strong.
you are the only one – ha ha
Argh! I knew it!
I’ve only heard of it once so I had to wikipedia it again….. and was surprised to find that it’s generally produced illegally. But if they’re selling it in shops……
Uh oh. Makes me think onthehomefrontandbeyond was right — it’s just me, surrounded by all this nonsense.
Really? I only know of moonshine that is locally brewed liquor that sometimes kills, because of all the crap that goes into it!!
That’s how I think of it, too, but it’s becoming more and more trendy around Ohio/Kentucky/Tennessee.
I think it’s definitely a trend. There’s a whole movement out here it Portland devoted to home distilling of all kinds!
That fact aside, I’m dying to visit Portland soon. I keep reading more and more about it and have bumped it up on my list of places to go.
Definitely come! I’ll show you around.
That would be awesome!
I’ve often heard of it but never seen it for sale anywhere. Where is the best place to buy it?
I thought moonshine was illegal! So strange.