Review: Firefly White Lightning Moonshine and Apple Pie Moonshine

Review: Firefly White Lightning Moonshine and Apple Pie Moonshine

Firefly Moonshine Rocks!

I’m a big fan of Firefly’s tea-flavored vodka, probably the best on the market. Recently the distillery, based in Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, branched out into moonshine — unaged “raw corn whiskey,” available unflavored or in one of five different flavored versions. We got both the pure stuff and one of the flavors. Thoughts — surprising thoughts — follow.

Firefly White Lightning Moonshine – Popcorn nose, almost buttery. From the sharp nose you might think you’re in for a rough and rustic body, but that’s not the case. This White Lightning is surprisingly silky, presumably sweetened but not overdone, this is spicy (over 100 proof) but flavorful, driven by its corn origins but mellowed out with a glazing of sugar. That’s not a slight. This may be moonshine, but it tempers its frontier heritage with a sweetness that’s wholly appropriate. 100.7 proof. B+ [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

Firefly Apple Pie Moonshine – I’ve had apple pie-flavored spirits before, but this is the first time I’ve had one that gets all the components of the dessert in one little shot. It’s all here: apples, cinnamon, caramel, and pie crust. As with Firefly’s masterful tea-flavored vodka, this proves how flavored spirits can be crafted with intelligence, and without being crammed full of as much sugar as possible. This is sweet, but an apple pie is also sweet. Like a well-made pie, Firefly has figured out the balance of the equation (low alcohol doesn’t hurt here), and I have to give them props on that count. 60.3 proof. A [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

each $20

Firefly White Lightning Moonshine

$20
8.5

Rating

8.5/10

9 Comments

  1. Benjamin on November 27, 2013 at 7:06 am

    How would you recommend drinking the Apple Pie Moonshine? Neat? On the rocks? Or does it just work best as a shot?

    • Christopher Null on November 27, 2013 at 9:34 am

      Start with one rock and go from there.



  2. susan on June 14, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Firefly recommends the Apple Pie Moonshine mixed with Ginger Ale, and a generous splash of lime juice! It is amazing!!!! An awesome summer evening cocktail!!!

  3. Michael on January 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Smooth and to the point:) tastey and delious the stuff is the boom????????????

  4. Richard on July 2, 2015 at 9:55 am

    I like to add a couple of shots of the Apple pie to a glass of hard cider. Perfection.

  5. GARY DON on January 7, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    HERE’S HOW I DRINK THE APPLE PIE MOON.ROOM TEMP,SCREW THE LID OFF,AND DRINK IT RIGHT FROM THE JAR.IT NEEDS NOTHING,ABOUT AS SMOOTH AS YOU CAN GET,DON’T DRIVE OR OPERATE MACHINERY WHILE YOU DRINK.JUST SIT BY THE FIRE PLACE,WITH YOUR DOG AND ENJOY.

  6. Scott on March 6, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I’ve tried other Apple pie moonshines, however Firefly’s shine is by far the best. Best way to enjoy it is straight out of the jar. Sitting on the front porch enjoying my Apple pie moonshine right now. Enjoy.

  7. Robert on November 25, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    The Firefly peach shine goes great with cream soda! I usually put 3 or 4 shots in a glass and fill the rest with cream soda to sip on after taking a few shots straight. It’s smooth as silk and absolutely no need for a chaser. I’ve tried several brands of store bought moonshine but Firefly is by far the best hands down!!

  8. Stephen J Butler on July 16, 2017 at 1:52 am

    Given a jar of Firefly Moonshine cherry flavour for father’s day. Bit of an acquired taste I thought but enjoyed it over the next few nights. Would I accept a jar again or even buy a jar? Accept?, yes, buy? maybe not at the price!

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