Nothing But Hearts
We make Keeper moonshine, the kind that never left the home place. Over generations, the best home distillers discovered that taking it slow, cooking on a lower heat, created the smoothest, purest and best-tasting spirit. Modern technology has given us a lot of advantages, and we've found there are three distinct parts of a run. The Heads, or first part of the distillation run, contains toxic compounds, things like acetone, methanol and aldehydes. Not only are they bad for you, they burn, they smell bad, and might just give you a headache. Turns out, cooking the mash slowly and at lower temperatures, reduces the amount of Heads. And there's a reason a lot of people tried moonshine once and decided once was enough - it really was toxic! We also found that the Tails, at the end of a run, can add a mustiness and muddiness. With exceptionally careful distillation that is continually monitored, we retain the smoothness and natural sweetness of our whiskey and are confident we are providing you with true Keeper spirits. Troy & Sons Platinum Moonshine and Troy & Sons Oak Reserve, nothing but Hearts.
Distilling The Truth
Our heirloom Crooked Creek Corn™, nearly lost in 1840, is the real deal. This is a non-genetically modified, pure American Corn, planted and harvested the old fashioned way for over a hundred and twenty years by the same family in Western North Carolina. Our Truth is found in our corn. Each batch of Troy & Sons moonshine is made using Crooked Creek Corn™ and locally milled Southern white corn.
Without a doubt, our water comes from the oldest mountains in the world. It couldn't be more pristine, pure or abundant. This mountain water has been used for hundreds of years to distill America's earliest spirits. Our Truth is found in the water.
Sermon in a Bottle
Long Before Nascar
Bishop Asbury (b.1799, d.1874) was a circuit riding preacher in the 1800's and he regularly rode through Western North Carolina, traversing the mountains to small communities, tending his flock. Along with the gospel, he brought spirits, the handmade variety, to warm the soul and tend the sick. This man, like many others conducted services, weddings, funerals, and celebrated births with his flock. You can be certain he brought quality spirits to those he nurtured. Today, with respect to our history, and honoring the tradition of fine spirit makers from the mountains, we bring you the closest purest spirit to legally grace these ridges and valleys since the time of Asbury and the circuit riding preachers.