Just in time for summer the Silver Creek Craft Distillery has launched its Moonshine across SA.
Silver Creek Craft Distillery founder and chief distiller Mark Taverner says they have high hopes for their spirit: “The flavoured whiskey category grew by 40% in the US in 2016. It remains one of the fastest growing segments in the market and, as they say, when America sneezes, the rest of the world catches the cold. As with craft beer and gin, we believe moonshine could be the next big thang in South Africa!”
The main spirit in the collection is the Clear Shine described as “a smooth and genuine, pure spirit that is diluted to 50% alcohol by volume (ABV) - in American terms, 100% proof. It is a complex, mercurial spirit, alluring with a grain character without the influence of oak barrel maturation and is as authentically American as it gets.”
Silver Creek Craft Distillery also produces four Southern Moonshine Flavoured ‘Shines (24% ABV), flavoured with genuine American flavours made exclusively for the distillery in the American state of Louisville, Kentucky.
This fun foursome includes Apple Pie Moonshine, which tastes just like momma’s puddin’-in-a-bottle; Bon Fire Moonshine, with a zip of hot cinnamon; Salted Caramel Moonshine - heavenly more-ish as they come; and, Chocolate Moonshine – a combo of dark chocolate and black coffee in a shot.
Try this cocktail to get your taste of Moonshine
Recipe: The Dark Side Of The Moon(shine)
Main alcohol: Southern Moonshine Clear ’Shine & Southern Moonshine Chocolate.
Southern Moonshine Clear’Shine
Southern Moonshine Chocolate
Vanilla Ice Cream
Freshly made Expresso Coffee with the creamer & sugar to taste
Pour 1/2 tot of Clear’Shine, 1 tot Chocolate Moonshine, 1 tsp sugar, 1 shot fresh hot Expresso Coffee, a large scoop vanilla ice cream and add ice into a shaker.
Shake with feeling.
Pour into a deep V Martini glass making sure the coffee crema “foam” covers the top.
Standard garnish: 3 coffee beans. Optional intrigue, spray lemon zest over top.
Drinkware: Martini glass.