Friday, January 20, 2012

January 17th meeting 2012

This month's meeting was held at Troy and son's distillery.  They are the only legal moonshine producer in Western North Carolina.  (Maybe the only one in the world)  Charles Ball gave us a good tour of the facilities and let us taste his wares.

Hanging out at the bar

more bar flies

Charlie checking temps on the German still

that readout on the screen displays temperatures at multiple locations

Alan checking the distillation in the fractionating column

Eric checking the hydrometer

Bob and Chuck

The German still.  Built like all things German.

Charles Ball sets up the samples of the moonshine.
All their liquer was good.  The "Blond" shine was some of the best whiskey I have tasted.