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Made of Moonshine

Lora Smith grew up in a corner of Kentucky where bootlegging didn’t die with Prohibition. Up until the 2000s it defined their culture of drinking—and fostered a sense of belonging—that,…

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Mash

(n.) A mixture of grains and water heated to encourage the extraction of grains’ fermentable sugars. Cereal grains, including barley, corn, rye and wheat, contain complex carbohydrates that can be…

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Infuse

(v.) The practice of steeping herbs, spices, or fruits in alcohol to transfer flavor to the liquid. There are two basic ways of flavoring alcohol: during the distillation process, in…

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House

(adj.) Usually inexpensive spirits or wine that a bar or restaurant serves unlabeled, often referred to as “well.” The quality of the establishment is usually directly correlated with the level…

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Finger

(n.) This measurement of liquid is determined by finger width against a glass. (e.g. “I’d like two fingers of whiskey.”) The usage is growing increasingly infrequent, as finger width is…

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Eau de Vie

(n.) This type of brandy is made from distilling fermented fruit, most often tree fruits and berries, such as plums (mirabelle), pears (poire), raspberries (framboise) and cherries (kirsch). The final…

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Dram

(n.) Derived from the Scottish-Gaelic term meaning “drink,” a dram originally indicated a liquid measurement equaling one-eighth of an ounce, just larger than the size of a teaspoon. Colloquially, the…