How Much Is a Gallon of Moonshine? Answered

How much is a gallon of moonshine? You should be able to find a 750mL bottle of moonshine for between $20 and $40. As with most liquor, the price you’ll pay for moonshine depends on the quality, amount, and where you get it from. “Street” moonshine is more commonly sold by the quart or gallon. You can expect to pay $30 to $100 for a gallon. Moonshine is a high-proof, unaged alcoholic beverage otherwise known as white whiskey. Originally illicitly distilled and sold by private parties, it has recently been legalized and commercialized in the United States and is now frequently sold in liquor stores, bars, and restaurants.

How Much Does Moonshine Cost?

The cost of moonshine depends on the quality, amount, and where you buy it, especially now that it’s available through traditional, commercial channels. Here are some general price points by location:

At a Liquor Store

Moonshine comes in a variety of different brands and quality levels, which will affect the cost. Liquor prices also vary greatly depending on where you live, due in part to liquor taxes. Some popular commercially-available moonshine brands include:

At a Bar

Since it became legal in the U.S., more bars are now offering moonshine. If you order moonshine or a moonshine cocktail while you’re out at a bar, you’ll certainly pay an upcharge for the bartender’s service (as well as the bar’s general atmosphere). Here are a few moonshine cocktail menu prices:

“Street” Moonshine

In certain parts of the United States, particularly in the South, moonshine is still sold as a “street” commodity. While it is legal to own a moonshine still and other distilling equipment, a producer must have the proper federal and state permits to legally make moonshine.  Prices will vary by producer, but, according to comments on internet forums, the following are reasonable price estimates:

  • One quart: $20 to $40
  • One gallon: $30 to $100 or more

In Summary

White whiskey, or moonshine, is not significantly more expensive than any other similar type of liquor, even when sold on the street. How much does moonshine cost? The price you’ll pay for moonshine depends on the quality, amount, and where you get it from. But, in general, you should be able to find a bottle of moonshine for between $20 and $40. To learn more about how long moonshine lasts, see our article: Does Moonshine Go Bad? Does Moonshine Need to Be Refrigerated?

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