Moonshine is the glowing light that comes from the moon, and it’s also a common term meaning “homemade liquor.” While moonshine can simply be a synonym for moonlight, it’s often used as slang for bootleg (or illicit) whiskey, as well as a colorful way to say “nonsense.”
What defines moonshine?
Moonshine was originally a slang term for high-proof distilled spirits that were usually produced illicitly, without government authorization. Legal in the United States since 2010, moonshine is defined as “clear, unaged whiskey”, typically made with corn mash as its main ingredient.
Can moonshine kill you?
Ethanol contains two carbon atoms and is somewhat toxic (it’ll kill you if you drink enough of it, so pace yourself) whereas methanol contains one carbon atom and is highly toxic (can cause permanent damage to the optic nerve and death even in fairly low doses, pacing won’t help, best to avoid altogether).
Why is moonshine illegal?
Moonshine is any illegally made distilled alcohol. Classically it is corn liquor distilled from fermented corn and / or sugar. Distilling alcohol without state and federal permits is illegal in every single state in the US. Making moonshine is illegal because the government wishes to collect tax revenue.
How much moonshine can I make legally?
While most states prohibit home moonshining, state laws sometimes conflict with federal law. In Missouri, for example, a person 21 or over may produce up to 100 gallons of spirits per year for personal consumption without a permit.
What does moonshine and molly mean?
Cover art for this single features someone using marijuana rolling papers to roll up “diamonds.” Lyrics say “palms rise to the universe as we moonshine and molly.” Both are references to drinking and drugs; “molly” is a casual term for the drug found in Ecstasy.
How is Everclear made?
Everclear is a brand name of rectified spirit (also known as grain alcohol and neutral spirit) produced by the American company Luxco (formerly known as the David Sherman Corporation). It is made from grain and is bottled at 120, 151 and 190 U.S. proof (60%, 75.5% and 95% alcohol by volume).
Can alcoholism cause blindness?
Cataracts may change a person’s vision, and without treatment, they can cause blindness in the eye. Problem drinking and alcohol use disorder put one at risk for long-term damage to the eyes, which can lead to permanent blurry vision, changes to the brain’s ability to process visual input, and even blindness.
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