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Published by Broadslab Distillery on January 30, 2015

Remember classic cartoons and caricatures of an old gallon crock jug with a cork on top and the symbol “XXX” on its side? Ever wonder about what it meant? Well we did too—so we did some research and came up with a hypothesis—and some very interesting facts!


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Remember classic cartoons and caricatures of an old gallon crock jug with a cork on top and the symbol “XXX” on its side? Ever wonder about what it meant? Well we did too—so we did some research and came up with a hypothesis—and some very interesting facts!



The Holidays are in full swing! And if your family is anything like ours, then you are already have the calendar booked with Christmas parties, school plays, visiting relatives, shopping for gifts , getting decorations up, and fitting in all the other activities that seem to be required of the holidays.

Elves anyone?



When you think about moonshine, you probably imagine crudely made stills hidden in the woods, prohibition era moon runners driving cars of homemade shine, and secret speakeasies, trying to avoid detection from the law....


The American fascination of whiskey, moonshine, bootleggin’, outlaws, revenuers, car chases, hidden stashes, and stills in the woods both speaks to our Appalachian heritage and the “little bit of rebel” inside of us.


Ever wish there was a continually-flowing fount of whiskey? Perhaps out of a tap in your kitchen, man-cave, or wet-bar?



Whiskey fans all over the world measure the taste of their whiskies by how flavorful and “smooth” they are.


It’s not over yet—summer that is—and there’s a few steamy weeks ahead. So why not cool down with a bottle of Premium Broadslab whiskey mixed into an amazing cocktail?



Which state produces the most ‘shine? And we’re not talking about the “sun” shine in Florida. Every state in the Union has produced moonshine at one point or another, but which state produces more than the others and why?


When most people used to think of moonshine, they thought of mason jars filled with illicit alcohol distilled deep in the woods. But for many generations of families, moonshine was their meal ticket.

During the Revolutionary War, the “fledging” American nation found itself in debt and to help pay off that debt—no matter how much it was despised—a federal tax on liquor was established.

When choosing a glass to enjoy your spirits from, there are differences in how your whiskey’s flavor is affected by the glassware you pour it into.



The old-time stills you see in movies and in old photos were made of copper for definite reasons—and reasons you can taste in your premium whiskies.


When it gets down to enjoying an evening with your friends or family as you kick-back and sip ‘shine, it helps to have hors d’oeuvres and food around that complements your favorite drink.

Is it the spirit itself in question or the spelling? All whiskies are NOT the same: and neither are their spellings. 



Ay caRUMba…It's Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate in style with our Carolina Coast Silver Rum and Carolina Coast Spiced Rums. 


Have you ever noticed the term Neutral Grain Spirits on your bottle of liquor? Do you know what it means? We explain it here...

Carolina Coast Spiced Rum, harkens back to the days of the Rumrunners who historically frequented the Carolina coastline.


Back in the early 1800's, whiskey production was a common means of supplementing farm income.

There are many speculations as to how the flat, pine-forested region of southeastern Johnston County, North Carolina, known as "Broadslab," got its name.

As Jeremy Norris set about to build Broadslab Distillery, he focused on absolute authenticity.

Please enjoy responsibly. 
If you break the seal, don’t get behind the wheel.

Broadslab Distillery produces natural, hand-crafted moonshine, whiskey and rum in Benson, NC. 
The American-made spirits are gluten-free and made without the use of anything artificial. It’s the real deal.