Originally Posted by jtgain
Real moonshine is 198 proof.
FYI, the maximum you'll get via fractional distillation should be around 192, if even that. Ethanol forms an azeotrope with water at around 95-96% by volume.
I don't know about real moonshine, but if they're actually getting 198 proof, there's some other stuff added to the liquor that can't be good for human consumption. The usual agent to get ultra pure ethanol is benzene, which definitely isn't good for drinking.