Freshly Distilled White Mountain Moonshine
Flag Hill Winery and Distillery has added moonshine to their roster of spirits that includes Karner Blue Gin, General John Stark Vodka, Josiah Bartlett Brandy plus a number of fruit and maple liqueurs.
Moonshine is by definition un-aged bourbon. After two years of aging, Flag Hill will bottle the product, now transformed into bourbon. The "white whiskey" will gain its golden hues through the storage in charred oak barrels.
The White Mountain Moonshine was distilled from a 75-percent corn mash with a few other grains, including barley and rye. As a 90-proof drink, Flag Hill owner Frank Reinhold suggests sipping it neat: "We have experimented with a few cocktail recipes and it has stood up well in mixed drinks too."
For now the Moonshine is a novelty product only sold at the winery tasting room open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. year- round with the exception of major holidays.
Recipe from "Cookin' with Moonshine" by Jane Furr available in the gift shop at Flag HIll.
Berry Moonshine Slush
1/2 cup raspberries
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 cup ice cubes
1 cup blueberries
1/2 tablespoon Flag Hill White Mountain Moonshine
Put all ingredients into blender and purée. Serve in chilled glass mug or mason jar. One serving.