Jack Daniels has gone and done it now. Beginning in January, Jack Daniels Distillery will debut to the rest of the country their Unaged Rye Whiskey-for all intents and purposes, moonshine. Leave it to the master distillers at Jack Daniels to harness the inner bootlegger in all of us.
Moonshine has been an Appalachian staple for hundreds of years. The Scots-Irish who settled the area brought with them the whiskey making skills of their ancestors from Scotland and Ireland. With the proliferation of stills in back country hollows, residents of Appalachia were able to scrape together a meager existence from their farms and the sale of bootleg whiskey, and the legend of the moonshiner was born. Today, moonshine lore exists in everything from song lyrics to reality TV to NASCAR. In its infancy, some of NASCAR’s most popular drivers were former bootleggers, drafted into service for their driving skills by moonshiners to run their illegal booze to market.
For bartenders and bar owners, it’s time to start experimenting with your apple pie moonshine recipe. Here’s a starter recipe to get a feel how to use the Unaged Rye Whiskey with Taste of Florida Green Apple and Pina Colada mixers.
2 oz Jack Daniels Unaged Rye Whiskey
1 oz Taste of Florida Green Apple
1/4 oz Taste of Florida Pina Colada
Combine ingredients in a shaker tin filled with ice. Shake well and strain into Martini glass. Garnish with a green apple slice.
Your drink can be served as a martini, in a cocktail glass, as a shooter or even warm in an Irish coffee mug.
Contact us today to see how you can get Taste of Florida Green Apple and Pina Colada mixers for your establishment.