Single malt whisky - tasting notes

13 Aug 2010

Georgia Moon

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in * Other spirits

Moonshine, white dog… new spirit is marketed in different ways and quickly becoming a product on its own. While age used to be an important indication of quality in whisky, nowadays it’s not a necessary element anymore to sell a spirit.

Georgia Moon is a Kentucky corn spirit with an ageing period of less than thirty days. “Guaranteed!” says the label – that’s a relief then. It’s “jarred” rather than bottled. There are peach and lemon flavoured versions as well.


Georgia MoonGeorgia Moon (40%)

Clear like vodka (no, the jar on the picture is not empty). Nose: liquid popcorn. Quite funny. Sweet sugared corn with a slightly sour overtone. Hints of Dutch “jenever” and a slightly flowery / plummy note. Peanuts also. Mouth: popcorn again. Peanut butter. Roasted corn. Highly diluted though, which makes it a bit bland. Whiskey lemonade, American style. Finish: what finish?

On this blog, we give high rates to what we appreciate as being good whisky. If anything, this is not good whisky. As a spirit drink, it’s more palatable than you may think, but very mono-dimensional. I think it has cocktail potential as well.

Score (from a whisky perspective): 30/100

But that’s not a dissenting vote, believe me.

Georgia Moon Ruben Luyten 2010-08-13
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  • http://www.whivie.be Mark Dermul

    Too funny that we both review this product (for lack of a better word) on the same day. And I wholeheartedly agree with you. If you can save yourself from tasting the ‘lemon spiced’ expression, do so. It is just as terrible as this one (from a whiskey perspective).

  • Michael

    I am wondering what else whisky/whiskey makers would be willing to do to attract some interest, at the lowest cost and commitment possible.

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