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Georgia Moon Bottling Note
Guaranteed less than thirty days old! Georgia Moon is a very interesting and rather enjoyable drink, essentially new make, but distilled from corn.
It's a great show piece ;o)
The nose obviously reeks of new make spirit – rose petal marc along with popcorn and peanut butter. The palate is clean and as expected pretty straightforward. Corn meal, burnt butter and rose petals. It’s soft and slightly oily with a developing peppery note. The rawness is balanced by only being bottled at 40% and a light syrupy sweetness.
An interesting insight into their new make, but it would have been better in my opinion to bottle it at cask or still strength, that way it would be the real deal.
Standing inside an open garage out of the rain while one poor sod tends to the BBQ with an umbrella - a far cry from Kentucky but the reality of Scottish summers....... I pulled out this jar of 'moonshine' and got the anticipated response - WTF is that!!!!??! The authentic packaging and srew top lid, a sweet blast of rough, harsh corn following by a swig of what turns out to be a lot smoother and sweeter that anticipated..... It's just perfect. Does what it says on the tin and got the attention from the guys as we passed the jar round for a swig. This is not designed for nosing in crystal glasses, it's for warming the cold summer days and sharing with friends straight from the jar. Love it. .......... (if you want a tall sipping drink, mix it with sugar and 1/2 lemon juice into a tall glass filled with crushed ice - also fantastic). Paul.
I had this on Superbowl day at my future roommates' condo and it didn't repulse me like it did him, but it did taste of almost pure alcohol, with just a touch of sweetness. Now since the Superbowl I've had drams of Abuelo Centura rum (aged 30 years), Macallan 18 Year (SUPERB) and Yamazaki Japanese single malt 18 year whisky and Glenmorangie 18 year and this stuff absolutely pales in comparison. It's not fair I know but 2 stars and that's being nice.
If you come expecting the same nose and mouth feel you'd get from an aged single malt then you will be disappointed, but then again, I'm very surprised to read that anyone has actually made this mistake. A smooth, sippable liquor that tastes like melted butter and as it's slightly oily, leaves a similar feel in your mouth. Immensely easy to drink. Just a shame that it's bottled at 80 proof, could do with more of a kick to provide that authentic moonshine experience.