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    Default Tonight I'm drinking bourbon and taking trail notes...

    In the last couple days the reality of this thru-hike has really hit me. Right now, I'm making notes in my AT guide of things I want to see, places I want to stop, ideal refuel locations. Checking out the satellite view, marking down the food I'll need.

    God, I am so pumped.

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    American Bourbon? you are amongst friends
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    If only the AT were a tour of distilleries... I would have done this much sooner. But it would take me much longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank_the_cat View Post
    If only the AT were a tour of distilleries... I would have done this much sooner. But it would take me much longer.
    Hey when you get to the Waynesboro VA there is always route 151 - a whole road of breweries, wineries, a cidery and a distillery. Drop down from Reeds Gap work your way up 151 to Waynesboro then get a shuttle back to Reeds then walk your way into Waynesboro - or the other way around. Either way good food and good fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank_the_cat View Post
    If only the AT were a tour of distilleries... I would have done this much sooner. But it would take me much longer.
    And the problem with that is....?
    What's your brand?

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    Right now, it's Bulleit Rye. Which is not a bourbon, I admit, but it is damn fine. Earlier, it was Bulleit bourbon until I ran out.

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    I didn't make a note when I was reading the journals so does anyone know where there legal moonshine distillery is? Can't come all that way and not try the moonshine.
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    How feasible is it to bring a flask on the AT for a thru? Are there states/counties/parks with ban hammers? Is it common for people to bring liquid gold?
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    easier to buy a plastic "traveler" pint at the abc store when you make a town stop

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    I make wine in my cellar...good wine, some award winners. I've been puzzling as to how to take some with me, at least through the first few days. Maybe I'll carry a carefully contained assortment with me on the approach trail and we'll have us a genuine celebratory launch party at the shelter at Springer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfCBP View Post
    How feasible is it to bring a flask on the AT for a thru? Are there states/counties/parks with ban hammers? Is it common for people to bring liquid gold?
    If you must have a special spirit, get one of the smaller plastic bottles next time you're at the liquor store, then refill it with your favorite spirits before the hike.

    Then, when in town, find a good liquor store, buy your favorite, pour as much as will fit into your little plastic (lightweight) bottle, and share what remains with your fellow hikers. You will be very popular.
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    Although I didn't hike it, my wife and I did the Kentucky bourbon trail last year. It was awesome. However we did stay in a tent on the Kentucky river for 10 days.

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    What I see on the trail most is things people smoke not usually drink because you have to carry it. If you learn how to yogi good you may get some from campers(People who hike in from the closest road to camp for the night). If I go to store for a burger and a quick resupply I usually grab two beers one to drink there and one for diner. To me it dosent get any better than that and I don't have to carry two empty can out. Cheers!!!

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    There is no such thing as legal moonshine. That stuff ain't shine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by general View Post
    There is no such thing as legal moonshine. That stuff ain't shine!
    I think the closest you can come legally is Everclear which is 90-95% grain alcohol. I remember a TV program where a moonshiner was getting the permits to make his shine recipe but I don't know how that turned out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeBill View Post
    I think the closest you can come legally is Everclear which is 90-95% grain alcohol. I remember a TV program where a moonshiner was getting the permits to make his shine recipe but I don't know how that turned out.

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    There's a boom in legal white whiskeys that are being marketed as "moonshine" most of the one's I've seen are only 80 proof. The strongest one I've seen is Buffalo Trace 125 proof, but there's probably someone out there making stronger stuff legally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcasm the elf View Post
    There's a boom in legal white whiskeys that are being marketed as "moonshine" most of the one's I've seen are only 80 proof. The strongest one I've seen is Buffalo Trace 125 proof, but there's probably someone out there making stronger stuff legally.
    At 125 proof is only 62.5%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeBill View Post
    At 125 proof is only 62.5%.

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    Aye, not even close to being able to run my stove, at least buffalo trace has the sense to market it as white whiskey and not as moonshine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcasm the elf View Post
    There's a boom in legal white whiskeys that are being marketed as "moonshine" most of the one's I've seen are only 80 proof. The strongest one I've seen is Buffalo Trace 125 proof, but there's probably someone out there making stronger stuff legally.
    Old saying... "there ain't no party like a moonshine party cause a moonshine party don't stop" .

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    I usually drink the "wild water of the Tennessee"...however, to night I am embiding the cool brew of "Shinner Texas" (the best beer mild beer in the world).

    I like the oakeyness of the midwest mountains.

    Good spirits are like good coffee ..... the water is the key....

    I have sampled many.... from east to west....and north to south.....

    there are some that are better than others... I have found that the "devils cut" is the best....
    There are wonders out there, now to find them.

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