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Drink Review: Ole Smoky Blue Flame Moonshine

Blue Flame is Ole Smoky’s high-strength moonshine. Bottled at 64%, this is pure and clean spirit. The signature serve is one part to two parts ginger ale.

Ole Smoky Blue Flame Moonshine:

Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Clear alcohol with no residue on the sides of the glass

Nose: light, sweet, clean

Palate: Sweet, grainy, just a hint of wood

Finish: clean, crisp

Moonshine has a long and varied history in the American South, but it has mostly disappeared thanks to its stigma. For the uninitiated, moonshine is different from bourbon, Scotch or vodka – it has its own definition and should be treated more like a beer with a high-proof alcohol base, rather than a distilled spirit. From a flavor standpoint, it’s reminiscent of beer: sweet grain, no burn, a hint of smokiness.

Ole Smoky’s Blue Flame is perfectly suited for modern tastes. It’s unadulterated with a clean, crisp finish. The burn that most associate with moonshine is not present here. Because of the high-proof, even inexperienced drinkers will appreciate the mild nature of Blue Flame.

This elusive moonshine is easy to drink neat or chilled – simply pour it over ice and enjoy. Gin cocktails are a natural fit with the neutral character of Blue Flame. Chefs can also infuse it for added complexity.

Ole Smoky Blue Flame Moonshine Review 1:

I’m a big fan of Ole Smoky’s Silver Dollar and Blackberry Moonshine, which are fantastic, so I was really excited to try their Blue Flame.

It’s named after the torch of the distillation tower and from what I understand is the strongest of the Ole Smoky moonshines. This unaged spirit is bottled at 64% and is intended to be consumed neat or on the rocks. Ole Smoky offers a few suggestions for the Blue Flame including having it with Coke or as part of a gin cocktail. I’ll have to check out their gin cocktail recipe at some point.

The spirit itself is clear and colorless, with no odors on the nose. As far as moonshines go it’s pretty smooth, very easy to drink. I could see why they suggest mixing it with other things. It is pretty mellow and doesn’t have much flavor on its own.

I used mine as a base for some homemade moonshine. I took some and mixed it with some berries and let it sit for a while. It’s pretty interesting stuff, but it’s definitely not something you’d want to drink a whole glass of, which is why they suggest mixing it.

Ole Smoky Blue Flame Moonshine Review 2:

Introduction and tasting notes-

Appearance: clear, colorless

Smell: clean

Taste: sweet, no burn, easy to drink

What it’s mixing with: Gin Martini, Gin and Tonic

Tasting it neat: Yes

Quick notes: I enjoyed the Blue Flame a lot more than I expected. It’s easy to drink and very smooth. I could have easily had two glasses and not even noticed. It’s not as flavorful as their other brands – the Blackberry and the Silver Dollar, but I definitely think it has some possibilities to be used in cocktails.

Proof: 64% ABV, 100 Proof

Availability: Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Virginia

 

Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Clear alcohol with no residue on the sides of the glass

Nose: light, sweet, clean

Palate: sweet, grainy, just a hint of wood

Finish: clean, crisp

Rating:

Ole Smoky Blue Flame 64% – Good

Drink: neat, chilled, with ice or in cocktails

This spirit is intended for folks over the age of 21.

Drink in moderation!

Cook with it

The infused blueberry provided a nice base for a savory cake.

 

Ole Smoky Blue Flame Moonshine Review 3:

Color: Clear

Aroma: Super pure alcohol, with no detectable smell

Taste: Immediate sweet sugar kick, but drying finish, with a hint of smoke.

Finish: Sweet aftertaste.

 

Written by Mark Adams

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