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National Moonshine Day

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National Moonshine Day

Today is National Moonshine Day, so of course, the team at Old Tennessee Distillery Company has no choice but to celebrate with all of you. Here down South, drinking moonshine is almost a rite of passage, with the alcohol’s infamous history bringing a sense of pride to those who dare to drink it. 

Before you get down to celebrate, let’s take a look back on how hooch went from bootleggers to the shelf of your local liquor store. In 1877, the Four-Mile Law was amended, which prohibited the sale of intoxicating liquors within four miles of any country school. This virtually banned the liquor business in rural Tennessee. The Pendleton Act of 1907 extended the Four-Mile Law to the larger cities, and by the end of the year, only Memphis, Chattanooga, Nashville, and LaFollette were wet. With these laws in place, moonshine distillation would occur discreetly in the rural areas of Tennessee during the night to avoid discovery from law officials. Moonshine production was concentrated in Appalachia because it was easy for distillers to hide their production. Even after Prohibition ended, the culture and legacy of moonshine lived on in the South, and today you can get your hands on the forbidden alcohol from the Old Tennessee Distilling Company.

It’s hard to recommend which moonshine you should drink on this beloved holiday because there are almost too many to choose from here at Old Tennessee. Here are a few out of the 21 options we offer that can help you feel rebellious today! 

Dumplin Creek Blackberry Bramble Moonshine

“Sure to remind you of berry pickin’ by the pound, our Blackberry Bramble Moonshine is derived from the ripe East Tennessee berry. Grandma’s homemade blackberry jam has nothing on us.”

Try this in a Blackberry Rum Runner!

60 Proof 30% Alcohol by Volume

Dumplin Creek Little River Lemon Moonshine

“A light, citrus flavor, best served chilled. We think it pairs perfectly with a Tennessee summer night and good company. Pucker up with this refreshing twist to your traditional moonshine beverage.”

Try this with sweet tea and make a Little River Sweet Tea!

60 Proof 30% Alcohol by Volume

Dumplin Creek Tennessee Frost Moonshine Cherries

“Sweet goodness in a jar! Everyone’s favorite maraschino cherry has grown up and is taking a turn on the wild side. Soaked in our 100 proof Tennessee Frost moonshine, this jar is all that and a cherry on top.”

Try this with an ice cream sundae to make the ultimate adult dessert!

50 Proof 25% Alcohol by Volume

Celebrate National Moonshine Day by coming into Old Tennessee Distilling Company and browse your favorite moonshine flavors! We have lots of knowledge on “mountain dew” as some call it and would love to assist you. Take a snap of your celebration and tag us on our social media accounts! 

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Tennessee Frost Moonshine

Our 100 proof traditional moonshine is made from heirloom corn we grow right here in East Tennessee, Tennessee. This is shine the way it’’s been made for hundreds of years.

100 PROOF / 50% ALC BY VOL.