Palmetto Moonshine's special recipes come from many different generations of shiners whose recipes have been passed on for us to continue the American tradition of making moonshine. Most of the hard working shiners have retired from the art of making moonshine and having to always be on the run from the "revenuers." For many moonshiners, the last couple hundred years of making moonshine wasn't just a hobby to keep busy, it was their way of life and only source of income to provide food and shelter for their families. Of the shiners we had the privilege of meeting, they each agreed to share their family recipe so that generations to come can enjoy Palmetto Moonshine thru the legal process.
Our special recipe of corn whiskey consists of a high percentage of corn mixed with other secret ingredients which give us the distinct and exceptionally smooth flavor of Palmetto Moonshine. Most of our ingredients are purchased locally from mills to help support the local business community. This combination is mixed together to ferment or also known as the "Mash". It is then heated and processed through our authentic hand-made copper still that you can see during a tour of our facility. This is when Palmetto Moonshine comes alive and ready to bring out the rebel spirit for all of us who love to live life on the edge!
Palmetto Moonshine's un-aged corn whiskey has been triple distilled to create that perfect ultra-smooth and crisp clean tasting moonshine. If distilled more than that, you should just stick your pinky out and pour you a shot of vodka 'cause this moonshine ain't for you! Only the pinky drinkers need a shot glass, the true rebels drink it from the jar! Shine Safely!
It is not like you can go to the local department store and purchase a moonshine still. Finding someone knowledgeable and willing to build you a copper still to produce liquor was very adventurous! We found a guy who was advertising "yard art" for sale, which was a real copper still that people were buying to use in their yards for decoration. Most of the stills he was making were very small because the average person doesn't need a huge still sitting in their yard. Upon meeting with this 4th generation coppersmith, we asked him if he was capable of making an enormous piece of "yard art" and his reply was, "Are you guys the feds?" His grandparents use to be in the moonshining business but have since passed away, but before they passed, they showed him the art of building moonshine stills. He said he only builds them because people are so fascinated with the copper stills and he does it as a hobby only. We assured him we were legal and were opening up the "First legal moonshine distillery in South Carolina."
We will have tastings of our Palmetto Moonshine white lightnin' and our unique flavors available at both of our locations.