Outshine the others with Ole Smoky Moonshine!
Growing up, my mom was a larger than life George Jones fan. I grew up listening to his smooth voice every Sunday as my mother baked cookies and my parents played scrabble. One of the songs that I came to love was “White Lightnin”” Oh, how I loved that song, especially the part where his “eyes bugged out and my face turned blue Light has started flashin thunder started krashin”.
It’s a fun song…and George Jones’ number one hit (back in 1959).
Somewhere in those Sundays, we all piled in to a motor-home and moved across the country to Rural Appalachia. Winding roads, hills and yonder and as the dust settled from our city life to country, I learned about “Water Boy”. It took a couple of years beyond my 13 city girl years to learn that this was a nickname given to the county moonshine maker.
These days Discovery Channel has a hit show Moonshiners and moonshine seems something more of a novelty than the white lightening distilled in hidden hollers.
When I was offered the chance to review Ole Smoky Moonshine, I jumped up and down. Memories of my time in the mountains flooded me. Then it arrived.
Throw those myths to the curb. Moonshine isn’t meant to be fancy schmancy. It’s meant to be drank straight from the jar. Ole Smoky Moonshine is made in Tennessee in The Holler and it offers a sweet, light corn nose flavor without a crazy alcohol vapor. Pretty impressive considering it is 100 proof!
Don’t let the “light” fool you in the description. It packs some heat. That’d be the white lightening, but it warms quickly and offers a smooth finish.
Recognized by the New York International Spirits Competition as Tennessee Distillery of hte Year, Old Smoky Moonshine’s disterry, known as The Holler, produces the brand’s signature flavors: Ole Smokey Original Moonshine, Ole Smoky White Lightnin’ Ole Smoky Moonshine Cherries, Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine, Ole Smoky Peach Moonshine, and Ole Smoky Blackberry Moonshine, among other seasonal flavors, in addition to a selection of other food products. True to its roots, each Ole Smokey Moonshine flavor is born from the hand-crafted recipes of the Tennessee families who have been filling moonshine jars and jugs in the Smoky Mountains for more than a century.
I had to go slow on the moonshine. It was good, but I was like the T-Men in Jones’ song.
That’s when I discovered these:
OH! The goodness!
If you’re coming my way and want to bring me a hostess gift, pack these Appalachian gems, Moonshine Cherries! Each jar is hand filled with fresh maraschino cherries soaked in Ole Smoky’s 100 proof moonshine. It retails aroudn $20-$25 per bottle with slight fluctuations by city, state and retailer.
Garnish any cocktail with these cherries or add them to the top of a cupcake or sundae for some southern zing.
Then there’s the cherry shine….
Which brings us to my absolute favorite combination. Coca-Cola and Ole Smoky Moonshine Cherries for a cherry cola that’s beyond perfect!
Add your favorite cola, pour in the cherry shine and plop in some of the shine soaked cherries! It’s that easy and the perfect party drink!
For more info on Ole Smoky Moonshine visit their website.
Grab some for yourself or for your favorite hostess at BevMo, Sam’s Club and a variety of retail locations, utilize the convenient “Get-A-Jar” feature on the Ole Smoky website to locate the closest retailer near you!