By Mike Thayer
Here's something a little different...
I ventured away from my norm - a flavored traditional whiskey - and recently tried some Apple Sour Moonshine (a.k.a. White Whiskey) from Ole Smoky.
I'm an Ole Smoky fan, they make a fantastic peanut butter flavored whiskey that's better than Skrewball! I've also sampled their Ole Smoky Butter Pecan Moonshine which was quite tasty. So in liking both those and kind of starting on a Moonshine trend, I decided to give their Apple Sour Moonshine a try.
Here's the description from the Ole Smoky website: Take your sweet time enjoying this sour sensation. We took the tart, bright flavor of sour apples, added our moonshine, and gave it just enough sweetness to make it totally irresistible. Give your kisser something to remember.
White Whiskey is "new" whiskey, as in a raw, unfinished product, "unaged." White Whiskey skips the aged in oak barrels step so what you get is naked grain alcohol - Moonshine!
This is good stuff! You get the sour apple right away in the whiff, it's pleasant, not overpowering. It delivers nicely on the sour apple in the sip without being too harsh, giving you just a bit of a pucker with a warm finish going down.
Costing me around $19 for a 750ml jar (can you say, "re-use?" Yes, yes you can!), I'm giving Ole Smoky Apple Pucker Moonshine 5 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars. I like this better than DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker which in comparing the two, the DeKuyper comes off as too syrupy and simply not as clean of a shot. Ole Smokey Sour Apple Moonshine is worthy of a repeat buy!