Troy & Sons Moonshine
Forget about the one-ounce-above ethanol gasoline the shiners of long ago used to run through the backwoods after raping a man à la Deliverance style. Troy & Sons Moonshine is to those batches as McDonald’s is to filet mignon. Troy & Sons is created using Crooked Creek Corn, a sweet breed believed to be extinct everywhere except on a small nearby farm that had been growing it since 1840. The result is a smooth, silky corn liquor with undertones of vanilla and melon. Sip it straight or mix it to enhance drinks such as margaritas. And by the latter I certainly don’t mean to suggest that I mix drinks. I don’t even wash my own feet. That’s what my houseboy Manuel is for. Yes, mixing drinks and washing my feet. He does both. Quite well actually.