2:48 pm August 1, 2012, by Christopher Seward
More moonshine – yes, corn liquor – may be coming to a store shelf near you.
The city of Dawsonville has given the final toast that will allow Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery to produce moonshine for retail sale in the months ahead.
Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery joins Milledgeville –based Georgia Distilling Co. as two of only a handful of “legal” moonshine producers in the country.
“We are testing equipment now that we have the green light from the state,” Dawsonville Moonshine owner Cheryl Wood told The Gainesville Times. “We will be in production in August.”
The distillery will rely on a 250-gallon copper still, two 415-gallon stainless steel mash tanks, a 1,050-gallon stainless steel mash tank and an ample supply of grains and sugar. It will sell its bottled corn liquor to a wholesaler, which will then supply it to a distributor, who will sell the product to retailers.
The company wants the liquor ready for the 45th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival on Oct. 26-28, according to the Times.
Georgia Distilling began producing 90-proof Goodtime Moonshine in 2011 and distributes it through United Distributors, the state’s largest alcohol distributor.
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