Southwind Moonshine

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Size750mL Proof100 (50% ABV) *Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
This moonshine is the culmination of a grand steamboat adventure down the Mississippi River, during which the 2 creators gathered 43 types of corn from 10 different states. Once moored, the boat was transformed into a floating distillery and used to create Southwind.
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About Southwind Moonshine

Southwind corn whiskey moonshine began when two artists, Maxime Berthou and Mark Požlep, took an old paddle steamer down the Mississippi River ― exactly 1712 miles of it. After two years of preparation the month-and-a-half journey took the pair through 10 states during the record-breaking 2019 floods.

The 21-foot steamboat mostly putted along happily at up to 4 miles per hour (3.5 knots), though not without incident ― while the flooding provided a lot of driftwood for fuel, it also caused the rudder to break 3 times. The wood-fired engine took lots of hard work, with the pair working in 2-hour shifts.

The duo had set out with several goals in mind: The adventure would serve as a basis for a book and film, but ― more importantly for us ― they would gather several samples of corn along the way from at least 10 different producers and create a moonshine once the journey was completed.

But they couldn't just go about creating the moonshine the ordinary way. Once they moored in New Orleans, the boat was transformed into a floating distillery, producing moonshine from the 42 corn varieties they gathered from 10 different states. With the help of Big Easy's own Seven Three Distilling the pair created Southwind ― a moonshine that tells the story of the Mississippi River and their epic undertaking.

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The clear spirit has prominent cornbread on the nose, along with fruity notes of pears and some malty, briny, and grassy undertones. There's more corn on the palate along with a nice, fresh fruitiness. Finishes with a spicy kick.
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