Moonshine Day

Do you remember when there was that illegal drink that was believed to turn ordinary people into criminals? That is why it was illegal because of that belief. However, over time, evidence showed that it had nothing to do with that, which is why it is now legal. There is a day to celebrate that day which is Moonshine Day.

June 5th is the day to enjoy a wild beverage, as it is Moonshine Day. Moonshine was once illegal, and it was a distilled spirit primarily made from corn mash. It is a type of whiskey that was once produced illegally by someone who did not have a license. There were other names for this wild drink, such as rotgut, white lightning, homebrew, mountain dew, hillbilly pop, and more.

However, over time, the beliefs about moonshine became debunked, and nowadays, it is legal. Small-batch distilleries that make this wild beverage do often give it a new name for obvious reasons. That is because Moonshine does not have the best reputation based on its history. They are packaged in a variety of ways as they get packed in canning jars. However, the brewers that make modern-day Moonshine do embrace its history. They also experiment with flavor, but they also pair it with the ideal foods, the same way they do for beer and wine.

There are things about Moonshine that you may not know, such as the number of X’s on the jugs. The number of X’s tells you how many times brewers ran the beverage through the still. If it has three X’s, then this drink is pure alcohol.

The History Of Moonshine Day

No one can trace the origins of the day other than potentially a Moonshine fanatic established it in 1785. However, in 1785, the term ‘Moonshine’ was the term that referred to illegal alcohol, and someone first found the term in the ‘Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue‘ by Francis Grose. Then not long after that, the spirit was brewed in England. However, by 1920, it became illegal because there was the belief that it was a dangerous spirit. The prohibition lasted for about 13 years until it became legal again. Then in 2010, there was an organization that brewed 1.5 million gallons of the spirit became apprehended.

How To Celebrate Moonshine Day

If you like whiskey, go and try a craft whiskey, or go and work in the moonlight which you can do best during a Full Moon. You can do an outdoor chore, and if you do that, share it on social media by using #MoonshineDay in the post.

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