If I new where to procure shine, I sure wouldn't mention it.
Well if you go to Gatlinburg, TN you will find the retail store for "Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine". The have a sampling bar and will refill your small tasting cup as long are you care to stand there (or as long as you are able). The "original" product will get your attention, but their blends are plain awesome.
Actually the "Apple Pie Moonshine" I was talking about is not the product made in an illegal still in the backwoods. It's a home recipe that can be made in any kitchen and the alcohol comes from either vodka or a high proof alcohol such as Everclear 190. This is the recipe I used last time. It's a little too sweet for my taste so next time I will cut back on the sugar some (perhaps cut the brown sugar in half to 3/4 cup as well).
Apple Pie "Moonshine"
- 1/2 gallon of apple juice
- 1/2 gallon of apple cider
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 1/4 cups of brown sugar **(came out a little sweet for my taste - might want to try 3/4 cup brown sugar)
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1/2 liter of 190 Proof Grain Alcohol, Everclear or equivalent.
To get started, you need a large boiling pot. Add into this pot the apple juice, apple cider, the white and brown sugar, and the whole fresh cinnamon sticks. Bring these contents to a boil, then remove the pot from the stove and let it cool down to room temperature (keep covered). Once at room temperature, gradually stir in the 190 proof grain alcohol. What you don’t consume in one sitting, you can bottle for later use. Store it in sterile Mason jars, place one cinnamon stick in each jar, and then store them in a cool dark dry place. After a couple of weeks your Apple Pie Moonshine will taste even better. This batch will make about 4 1/2 quarts.
From my last batch....