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Why Moonshining is a Great Hobby

Why Moonshining is a Great Hobby

It goes without saying that I find moonshining a fantastic hobby. Of course that due to my family history loving it is not a matter of coincidence, but actually I think it’s more than that. I honestly believe I would have come to enjoy it had it not been for the tradition and I utterly consider that once you pop you can’t stop.  Truth is one of the reasons I decided to sell whiskey stills is precisely this: moonshining is such a relaxing activity that as many as possible have to find out about it. Once you start moonshining you’ll...

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Berry Panty Droppers

Berry Panty Droppers

We know what you’ll be infusing this summer: berry panty droppers. A home liqueur making project that promises to extract the berry very best out of the simplest ingredients – berries, sugar, alcohol –, boost parties with a just right fruity touch, even reportedly cause spontaneous and quite mysterious panty dropping effects. The working principle of the panty dropper is infusing berries – raspberries, strawberries, you name it, but also peaches or other sweet and juicy fruits – first in alcohol and then in sugar. Both alcohol and sugar have this great quality of extracting the goodness out of virtually...

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Infused Liquors 101

Infused Liquors 101

Fruity liquors – the tested and proven cure for the summer home alcohol making itch, cause it’s too darn hot to be firing up the whiskey still, there’s a ripe fruit overload (no more pie, please!), and the only reasonable thing to do is to mix it with alcohol and let the long lazy summer days do their infusing thing. The basic principle of liqueur making is to soak a flavoring substance in an alcohol base (known as “neutral spirit”) for a while. Then, filter, sweeten and age. There are countless variations – all kinds of spirits, fruit, sugar, spice...

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Moonshine Around the World: Swiss Träsch

Since we’ve all got holidays on our minds, let’s go on a moonshine-fueled journey. Our destination: Switzerland. The land of neutrality (keepin’ it cool since 1815), postcard perfect little towns, snowy mountains, big dogs carrying little barrels around their necks (brandy for avalanche victims), purple cows (Milka, anyone?), banks and diamonds, army knives – and Träsch. Pronounced as a Swiss would probably say “trash” – especially if trashed on Träsch –, it’s a clear brandy distilled from whole apples and pears. It’s popular all over the country, and most appreciated in the central part, where people use it to spike...

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Three 4th of July Punches

Just imagine. Philadelphia in July. The City of Brotherly Love being at roughly the same latitude as the Mediterranean summer holiday destinations and sharing their climate, it’s darn hot. And sweaty. Especially if it’s 1776 – no A.C., no showers –, and you've spent all day in the States House (soon to be renamed Independence Hall), with no easy task at hand – that is, declaring the Independence of The United States of America. You need a drink. And if the Founding Fathers raised a toast, or two, to independence on July 4, 1776, it’s our absolute duty to honor...

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