Through a partnership with Southern Wine and Spirits, Sugarlands Distilling Company's moonshine is now available statewide in package stores, bars, and restaurants.
“We're thrilled to introduce Sugarlands Shine to Mississippi,” said Brent Thompson, director of strategy for Sugarlands Distilling Company. “We wish everybody could visit us at our distillery, but we know that isn't possible. Instead, we are happy to bring our moonshine from the mountains to Mississippi so everyone can enjoy it.”
Sugarlands Distilling Company currently offers nine different varieties of award-winning moonshine, including the ‘legal' versions of TV personalities and legendary moonshiners Jim Tom Hedrick's Unaged Rye and Steven Ray Tickle's Dynamite Cinnamon Moonshine. Other varieties include Silver Cloud, Appalachian Apple Pie, Blockader's Blackberry, Butterscotch Gold, Old Fashioned Lemonade, and Southern Sweet Tea.
"We went to Gatlinburg for a family vacation and we tried your samplings at your distillery, and ever since we have not tasted any other as good," said Josh Anderson of Biloxi, Miss.
Although Sugarlands is available in Mississippi, it may not have arrived in all package stores. If Sugarlands moonshine is not available for purchase at your local package store, be sure to put in a request for any of Sugarlands Distilling Company's Sugarlands Shine flavors.
“We're grateful for the incredibly positive feedback and the awards of excellence we've already received, and we look forward to sharing our passion with people across the country,” said Thompson.
Sugarlands Distilling Company uses an artisanal stone mill to grind Tennessee white corn into meal. The meal is mixed with natural Smoky Mountain water and pure cane sugar to create a sour mash. The mash is allowed to ferment for days before it is moved to a copper pot still for distillation. Each batch of shine is distilled a total of six times to remove all sulfite and vapor, ensuring high quality and unmatched flavor.
“Our distillers are making Prohibition-era sour mash moonshines because we believe in making spirits that respect Tennessee's moonshine heritage,” said Thompson.
“We're proud to tout a deeply-rooted, authentic approach to the craft of moonshine distilling. Our flavors are enjoyable to drink, well-balanced, and true to their names."