White Lightning Strikes Twice
Asheville Welcomes Its Newest Moonshine Distillery
Asheville has held the title of Beer City USA for three years running, but it appears heady brew isn't the only libation seeing growth in the region. The Howling Moon Distillery has become the second legal moonshine producer to open its doors in the mountains.
|Chivous Downey, left, and Cody Bradford, founders of Howling Moon distillery|
Photo courtesy of John Coutlakis / Asheville Citizen Times
With a recipe that can be traced back 150 years and utilizing a traditional moonshine still, Howling Moon is making what it calls, "real moonshine". See the full story in the Asheville Citizen Times.
At 100 proof, the Howling Moon blend certainly packs more of a punch than the moonshine produced by Troy & Sons Distillery (their smooth blend weighs in at 80 proof). Howling Moon has named their shine after Raymond Fairchild, a legendary banjo picker who helped them with the recipe. Currently, their moonshine is only available in the Asheville area, but they hope to expand their operation in time.
Learn more about mountain moonshine's new beginnings.
March 8, 2012