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Monday, July 19, 2010

Moonshiner.


With the prohibition aesthetic that has run rampant in NYC (where did we first spot this? At Moto in Brooklyn maybe? Hard to pinpoint now...) it is not surprising that other Prohibition habits are cropping back up again. According to a recent article by the BBC, Moonshine production is on the rise in the US, though it seems to be undergoing a rebranding of sorts. Though it is still illegal, Moonshine's (typically Whiskey though it can refer to almost any illegally produced alcohol) stigma has been replaced for the most part with street cred, and why not? With the foodie movement on the rise and rooftops being reclaimed as farms (we recently saw a bumper sticker with the anthem "Farms Not Lawns" for the suburbs) it seems that it was only a matter of time before our relationship to drinking would be reevaluated too. And apparently it's never been easier; for a bit of money you can order your own copper still and set it up in your apartment. But it's still against the law, so don't turn to bootlegging too quickly. We'd love to hear from you if you or any of your friends are a part of this movement (and we won't narc you out, promise).

Drink well,

Tiny's

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