Sunday, November 05, 2006

Just a Little Shine

Well last night was National Write Drunk Night. So checking your reader this morning might bring some interesting stories. The word Moonshine has been stuck in my head. It has brought images of Granny on the “Beverly Hillbillies” to mind. You know she had the recipe for some strange brew. When I was younger from time to time I’d hear stories of people walking in the woods and coming across an old still. There would be talk about coming across an old bootleggers shack while out mushroom hunting.

When I was about 16 years old, I got to see what Moonshine was. I think if I remember right, it was in a Ball jar not a Mason jar. It had the metal canning lid on it and it looked like water. I was told very strongly not to pick it up. I did however smell the liquid concoction. It shot my eyes back in my head and burned my nose. I was not stupid enough to taste it.

Here are a few links if you’d like to know more about Moonshine.
Be safe...

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Walker said...

I love scotch.
Single malt.
Peaty scotch, Ardbegs
Tastes like it was distiled with bogf water.
Boy do I wish i have some now lol
I just had some moonshine not to long ago.
I rather scotch

Have a nice day

Teresa said...

My grandfather had a still in the chicken house when we were growing up.

Lora_3 said...

Oh Teresa that made me laugh. Do you think everyone understands mushroon hunting? I wondered if I'd get a few raised eyebrows on that one. Also growing up in Indiana our parents would dress us up as "Hillbillies". Little Brown Jug and all! LOL

How about those Colts!

Be safe...

Miachelle said...

When I was deployed to Croatia, at times we were required to partake of their moonshine, a plum concoction. Don't let the use of plums fool you-that slivo burns going down like nothing I've ever had in my life. Oh.My.God. I'd have to chase it with a beer just to stop the burning.