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Moon Shine

The moon shines because its surface reflects light from the sun. And despite the fact that it sometimes seems to shine very brightly, the moon reflects only between 3 and 12 percent of the sunlight that hits it.

Moon Shine

The perceived brightness of the moon from Earth depends on where the moon is in its orbit around the planet. The moon travels once around Earth every 29.5 days, and during its journey, it's lit from varying angles by the sun.

The moon is at its brightest when it is 180 degrees away from the sun from our perspective (picture the sun, Earth and moon in a straight line). At this time, the full half of the moon's surface facing the sun is illuminated and is visible from Earth. This is what's known as a full moon. [Gallery: The Fantastic Full Moon]

Major Moonshine is a glitter product that imparts a supersonic shine with a gel texture that glides on hair and dries to a durable, sparkling finish. For an even application and maximized shine, apply product on dry hair with a brush or finger.

Tennessee Shine Company Butterscotch Moonshine is made with our distilled corn spirits infused with rich butterscotch candy flavor making this an adult treat over ice or drizzled over ice cream. The possibilities are endless!

With moonshine on the rise as the new drink of choice for Millennials and Gen Z, you will find an up-and-coming star quickly making its way to the top of the Moonshine Industry. TN Shine Co is a small batched brewing moonshine company that has doubled in size in one year on their expansion process. Tennessee Shine Company located in Sevierville Tennessee where we currently have four retail Distilleries around the Smoky Mountains National Park.

If you're looking for more of a kick, you just found it. Midnight Moon 100 Proof is inspired by Junior Johnson's legendary moonshine family recipe and is made from American corn to deliver an ultra-smooth and clean tasting 100 proof spirit. Welcome to the next level of sipping.

Moonshine and apple pie - it doesn't get more American than this. Our Midnight Moon Apple Pie is a mix of Midnight Moon, apple juice and a cinnamon stick. As these ingredients blend and age, they create a 70 proof spirit that tastes just like homemade apple pie. No fork necessary.

When life gives you blueberries, throw 'em in a jar of 'shine to soak. Our Midnight Moon Blueberry is hand-filled with delicious blueberries so the flavor and color can infuse with the 100 proof Midnight Moon. As the spirit ages, the flavor intensifies for a sweeter side of the Moon.

Is there anything better than homemade strawberry jam in a jar? You bet. Meet Midnight Moon Strawberry, an infusion of strawberries into 100 proof Midnight Moon. The sweet, red berries release their flavor and color into the 'shine for a delicious taste that packs a punch.

Move over Candy Canes! Midnight Moon Peppermint is a delicious blend of our authentic moonshine recipe and real peppermint, delivering a handcrafted, 80-proof spirit that tastes just like the holidays.

Rotgut, white lightning, bathtub gin, popskull, panther's breath, corn liquor or just plain old shine. It has many names, but a couple of things are always true about moonshine alcohol: It's not considered real shine by purists unless it's made in secret, and it's illegal to distill for your private consumption.

Moonshine is generally considered to be a clear, unaged whiskey with a corn base and a high alcohol content that is made at home. For much of its history, moonshine was produced in secret to avoid high taxes or outright bans on alcoholic drinks. The term moonshine has been around since at least the early 15th century. But it wasn't until the late 18th century that it was used (in England) to describe illicit or smuggled liquor, due to the fact that it was made and smuggled during the night.

Related to moonshiners and bootleggers are rumrunners. Rumrunners are basically bootleggers who smuggle their goods by sea, using fast ships with hidden cargo holds. The term is also used for smuggling liquor over borders.

So, what makes moonshine different from the whiskey you find on the shelf at a liquor store? Aside from the obvious differences between something made in a sanitized production facility and something made at night in the woods, the primary difference is aging. When whisky comes out of the still, it's so clear it looks like water. Moonshiners bottle it and sell it just like that. Commercial alcohols have an amber or golden color to them because they are aged for several years in oak barrels that are sometimes charred. The aging process gives them color and mellows the harsh taste. There's no such mellowing with moonshine, which is why it has such a kick.

Although the general process for making moonshine doesn't differ too much from the way it's produced in today's commercial distilleries, there are a few reasons why drinking illegal liquor can be a gamble.

The whole point of making homemade moonshine is to escape laws, taxes and regulations. That means that there aren't any FDA inspectors stopping by the backwoods still to make sure all the moonshiners wear hairnets and wash their hands, and no one is there to ensure that all the ingredients are safe. Moonshiners weren't known for their careful maintenance or sanitary conditions. It was not uncommon for insects or small animals to fall into the mash while it was fermenting, for example.

Some distillers realized that part of moonshine's appeal was that kick. So, they experimented with different ingredients to increase the kick, including manure, embalming fluid, bleach, rubbing alcohol and even paint thinner. Many of these ingredients are extremely poisonous, and many people died from drinking it.

Despite the failure of the rebellion, moonshining continued throughout the United States, especially in Kentucky, Virginia, the Carolinas and other Southern states. Excise taxes on alcohol didn't go away, so moonshiners always had an incentive to avoid the law. Gunfights between moonshiners and revenuers became the stuff of legend.

These battles escalated in the 1860s, as the government tried to collect on the excise tax to fund the Civil War. Moonshiners and Ku Klux Klansmen joined forces, and many pitched battles were fought. The tactics of the moonshiners grew more desperate and brutal, intimidating locals who might give away the locations of stills and attacking IRS officials and their families. The tide of public sentiment began to turn against the moonshiners. The temperance movement, which sought to ban alcohol, gathered steam as the United States headed into the 20th century.

In the early 1900s, states began passing laws that banned alcohol sales and consumption. In 1920, nationwide Prohibition went into effect. It was the greatest thing the moonshiners could have asked for.

When Prohibition was repealed in 1933, the market for moonshine plummeted. And while moonshine production continued to be a problem for federal authorities into the 1960s and '70s, today, very few illegal alcohol cases are heard in the courts.

When Prohibition ended in 1933, commercial moonshine production became legal, assuming you obtained a permit and paid taxes. But the demand for it that had skyrocketed during Prohibition, when it was difficult to obtain traditional spirits, fell just as dramatically, as people went back to drinking their standard favorites. So commercial production died out.

But over the decades, people who came from a long line of moonshiners, or from parts of the country where it had a deep history, decided to pursue commercial production out of a sense of pride and nostalgia. It helped that a craft cocktail movement was beginning, too.

In 2005, North Carolina's Piedmont Distillers became the first "legal moonshine" producer in the U.S. By 2010, there were legal moonshine stills in several additional Southern states. Today, moonshine comes in the traditional plain style, plus a wealth of creative flavors such as apple pie, peach, chocolate silk and salted caramel. In a nod to its history, most moonshine is sold in Mason jars; some of the top producers are Ole Smokey Tennessee, Junior Johnson's and Sugarlands.

While commercial moonshine is now legal, individuals are still prohibited from making their own. In contrast, it became legal to produce homebrewed beer and homemade wine in the 1970s, as long as it's done in small quantities. (If you're supplying half the bars in the city with your "homebrew," the government is probably going to get suspicious.) Why the discrepancy?

Unlike crafting your own beer or wine, distilling alcohol is a precise process. It's very easy to make a mistake and create a harmful product. The government wants to make sure any spirits produced are safe. In addition, many of today's old-fashioned moonshiners are making their hooch at home, not in a commercial facility, and selling it to others without obtaining a permit or paying taxes.

For hair - As a Hot Oil Treatment: Warm the bottle of Moonshine in hot water. Apply to the scalp and massage before rinsing.As a Daily Scalp Treatment: Apply sparingly to scalp and massage.To Scrunch out the Crunch: Apply a few drops to palms. Rub together and smooth over dry hair to break up the gel cast.For body -Use to seal in moisture after shower or baths. Perfect for stubborn elbows and heels.

Moonshine Park is a beautiful, secluded, seventy-eight acre park on the banks of the Upper Siletz River. Fishing and swimming holes are plentiful along this stretch of the Siletz. Moonshine Park has multiple camping sites with fireplaces and picnic tables, and accommodates tents or small RVs. Also available are two group camping sites and two RV-trailer drive through sites. There is a drift boat launch, horseshoes pits, and open spaces for frisbees, soccer, volleyball, and other sports. There are three restroom and two shower facilities that are wheelchair accessible and have potable water.

Use your Visa or Mastercard (credit or debit) to pay for Day Use Fees, Camping Fees and purchase wood for campfires at a self-service pay station; just make your selection, insert your card, and receive your pass. You are also able to use cash or check to pay at Moonshine Park. 041b061a72

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