Whew! The Holiday season is upon us. Its been a while since my last post my other jobs are keeping me busy. I wanted to share a little gmo free goodness with you spiked holiday nog. I used non-gmo project verified Almond milk and Asheville Troy and Sons blonde whiskey for this recipe.
If you don’t like almond nog you can use So Delicious coconut nogg instead. Which is also non-gmo project verified.
Troy and Sons doesn’t claim to be gmo free but I found this on their website:
“True mountain moonshine is made from corn, and we hunted throughout the WNC mountains for the perfect strain – and found it just a few miles from Asheville. The corn had become virtually extinct everywhere except on the McEntire Farm…believed to be lost from Eastern Tennessee since 1840. Crooked Creek Corn™ is an heirloom open-pollinated white corn that has been grown on the McEntire farm for over one hundred twenty years. Analyzed by researchers at the University of Tennessee, this “lost corn” is an unadulterated, non-genetically modified original American corn, making our moonshine a true American spirit. Each batch of Troy & Sons moonshine is made using Crooked Creek Corn™ and locally milled Southern white corn”
Doing a little research on gmo free bourbon resulted in few results but the more we support these companies the more demand for gmo free corn will go up and it will be easier to find. The mainstream brands I found were Wild Turkey and Four Roses. In this article I learned Wild Turkey doesn’t want to risk using gmo corn for a product that will have to age then find out that it’s unusable because there is not enough research to prove genetically modified organisms are safe.
Further research brought me to Brooklyn, NY distillery Widow Jane. On their website I found this information:
“When we decided to try our hand at crafting Bourbons, we started by identifying our goal:
Produce the finest Bourbons and whiskeys, sparing no expenses, cutting no corners, making no compromises, using no genetically modified corns, grains, yeasts, or enzymes.”
I also found another brand Black Draft distillery in West Virginia. They brew moonshine but will be releasing bourbons as well. This is from their website:
“Black Draft Distillery is proud to announce our family partnership with Lyle. C. Tabb & Sons (a farm producing antibiotic/hormone-free beef, grain crops, hay, and recycling/composting in Kearneysville, West Virginia) to be our local supplier of non-GMO (non genetically modified organism) corn for our First Harvest Moonshine and our soon-to-be-released Bourbon Whiskey.”
Hope you all are enjoying the Holiday season. Let me know in the comments below if you have a favorite bourbon that is gmo free. Cheers!