The Tasting Panel magazine

March 2017

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54  /  the tasting panel  /  march 2017 he scent of cinnamon filled the air in a tasting room at Tales of the Cocktail last July, as a thirsty crowd gathered to sip on four Ole Smoky Moonshine cocktails and vote for their favorite. Bartender Bill Whitlow, who ultimately claimed the title of Master of Moonshine, was smiling ear to ear as he topped each cocktail with a dash of cinnamon lit afire. Believe us when we tell you this: His smile spread even wider when he took home a cash prize of $5,000 for his winning concoction. MAKING OF Masters PHOTO COURTESY OF OLE SMOKY MOONSHINE PHOTO: CHRIS GRANGER The second annual Masters of Moonshine competition was won by Bill Whitlow of Cincinnati. This year, a whole new group of bartenders will be throwing their hat into the ring. OLE SMOKY MOONSHINE GEARS UP FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL MASTERS OF MOONSHINE COMPETITION BY RACHEL BURKONS This year's main ingredients are Ole Smoky Blackberry Moonshine and Ole Smoky White Lightnin', which clocks in at 100 proof. Together, they'll provide a bright and flavorful "palette" for bartenders to play with. MOONSHINE

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