Full Review

Sugarlands Shine

Sugarlands Shine
Jim Tom’s Signature Unaged Rye Moonshine

Category: Unaged Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 50%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25

Sugarlands Shine
Jim Tom’s Signature Unaged Rye Moonshine

Category: Unaged Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 50%
Clear color. Lively, fruity, grainy aromas of raisin bran and figs with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length honey cream, rye flour, and nutshell finish. A nice fruity white rye whisky that will mix well.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: raisin bran and figs
Taste Flavor: honey cream, rye flour, and nutshell
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice fruity white rye whisky that will mix well.

The Producer

Sugarlands Distilling Company

The Producer
805 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
USA
1 865-325-1355

Unaged Whiskey

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Serve in a Canadian Whisky Glass
The availability and sale of unaged or white whiskies is a recent phenomenon; these were formerly referred to as 'white dog' or 'new make' whiskies. These are whiskies where the producer has decided not to mature them in a barrel–they merely pass them through a barrel or keep them in barrel for a very short period so that they can legally qualify as 'whisky', but not retain any wood character. Thus they have a clear appearance with intriguing aromas such as white pepper, cereal and dried fruits, as opposed to the oak-influenced notes of vanilla, roasted nuts and caramel found in an aged whiskey. These are versatile whiskies that are sometimes enjoyed neat, but most often used in cocktails.