Distillery Tour for Two or Four with Shot Glasses and T-Shirts at Hollow Creek Distillery (Up to 50% Off)

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Tour the distillery, learn about the processes, and take home souvenir shot glasses and t-shirts

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Small complimentary samples may be provided; must be 21 or older with valid ID to consume alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $16 for a distillery tour for two with two souvenir shot glasses and one t-shirt ($30 value)
  • $30 for a distillery tour for four with four souvenir shot glasses and two t-shirts ($60 value)

Alcohol Proof: Of Taxation and Libations

Check out Groupon’s guide to alcohol proof to learn the reasoning behind the way a drink’s potency is measured.

Different drinks pack different punches depending on how much they’ve been fermented and distilled—and the way that alcohol content is measured differs depending on where it’s made. The typical lager contains 4–5% alcohol by volume (ABV) and the typical whiskey or vodka rings in at 40% ABV, but spirits are more commonly measured in proof and chest-hair growth. In America, the typical whiskey is 80 proof—double the ABV percentage when measured at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In the United States, the standard proof equals 100, on a scale that ranges from 0 to a theoretical 200. (In reality, not all water and barley tears can be distilled out of ethanol, making the maximum distilled spirit 191 proof).

The French scale, on the other hand, uses 100% ABV as 100 proof and 100% water as 0 proof—which would seem to be more straightforward. In fact, the apparent arbitrariness of the American system stretches back to the tax laws of 16th-century England. In those days, liquors were taxed according to the amount of alcohol they contained. To measure this, officials would soak a pellet of gunpowder in the liquor and put a flame to it. If the pellet burned steadily with a blue flame, it was considered “proof;” if it failed to burn, it would be considered underproof—likely watered down—and if it burned out quickly, it was overproof. “Proof,” it turns out, was roughly 57.1% ABV—roughly the same as a typical English 100-proof liquor today. Simplifying that system gave the United States its current double-sized scale.

Customer Reviews

Great time with Don learning the process and the finished product is a good deal too.
Steve C. · November 29, 2016
Great and informative tour on small batch moonshine. Great product!
Alwyn S. · November 26, 2016
Great stuff. Best that I ever had!
Mike C. · November 18, 2016
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