Moonshine, white dog, and white lightning are typically high-proof corn whiskies. Precursors to bourbon, many were also made from sugar, aged in Mason jars, and made for trade. Because of federal taxing, much of the production went underground for illegal production and sale. Today, to be considered a corn whiskey, the distiller has to use at least 80% corn. If it goes into a barrel at all, it’s aged in used barrels or uncharred new ones, usually resulting in pale to no color. There are a select few, new distilleries producing high quality renditions of corn whiskey. Our Hooch Bartenders let you in on what’s worth paying attention to in the resurrection of an American tradition.