Thirsty Thursday: Stillhouse Review

Before we go any farther on this, I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for packaging sometimes. That’s exactly the reason why I picked this up at my local liquor store when the owner showed it to me. It wasn’t obscenely expensive and I figured that, even if I didn’t like it, I could at least save the container for something cool or for decor or something.

I present to y’all: Stillhouse. It’s American corn whiskey (technically different from moonshine because people pay their taxes on it and it’s made from a mash of at least 80% corn and I don’t think moonshine is as picky on what percentage of corn is in their mash) produced in Tennessee. As I said, the packaging is what sold me on this.


  • Price: $20.99
  • Color: Clear. It’s clear. It hasn’t been aged in oak barrels, which is why it’s this color. Whisk(e)y is always clear until it has been aged and picks up its colors from the staves used in the barrels.
  • Taste: Sweet. I like it better chilled as it’s a harsh sort of corn flavor otherwise. But it is surprisingly sweet. I had a really hard time picking out any extra flavors.
  • Smell: It has that slight rubbing alcohol smell, but it is, once again, surprisingly sweet. You can somewhat pick up a corn kernel smell from this, too. Again, I had a hard time sifting out the nose on this one.
  • Thoughts: It’s not bad! I don’t think I’d get it again unless I was wanting to try my hand at infusing it. Stillhouse has an entire line of flavored corn whiskey, though. If you’re wanting to try something that’s close to actual moonshine, though, this is better than a lot of other “moonshine” options out there.

The best thing is I have a cool can to keep and use for loose change. It’s always about the simple things.


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