Blog Post: “XXX” Jugs

By Ian Glomski on May 28 2015

Trivia Time! Ever wonder why there are always “X”s on the side of olde tyme moonshine jugs?



Believe it or not, there is a practical reason. Each one of those “X”s indicates a pass through the still. Each run strips more non-ethanol components out of the spirit, making it higher proof and making it taste “cleaner”; some might say stripping the flavor out though. It is a matter of taste. Either way, a triple distilled “XXX” jug o’ shine will be high proof and should be close to flavorless, but is usually just referred to as “the good stuff”.