GATLINBURG, Tenn., Jan. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Award-winning moonshine from Sugarlands Distilling Company will soon be available for purchase at bars and liquor stores in the Lone Star State.
Moonshine fans in Texas will be able to enjoy five varieties of Sugarlands Shine—including Jim Tom Hedrick's Unaged Rye—winner of a gold medal at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
"We are excited to introduce Sugarlands Shine to the people of Texas; we think they are going to love it," said expansion director Roy Kibling. "Entering the Texas market is important to us because it is the furthest west we have distributed our moonshine, and it signals big things to come."
Sugarlands Distilling Co. currently offers 12 varieties of moonshine crafted in the Great Smoky Mountains. The company has partnered with celebrity moonshiners Jim Tom Hedrick, Mark Rogers, and Steven Ray Tickle to create the Legends Series line of moonshine flavors. Recently, Mark Ramsey and Digger Manes—also of Moonshiners fame—became the company's newest 'Legends.'
In December, Sugarlands Distilling Co. released Mark and Digger's Rye Apple, an 80 proof, apple-infused rye moonshine that has become an instant favorite among visitors to their downtown Gatlinburg distillery.
Jars of Sugarlands Shine are expected in stores, bars, and restaurants by the third week of February. Moonshine fans can request Sugarlands Shine in nearby liquor stores by visiting www.findmoonshine.com.
Sugarlands Distilling Co. has won 20 awards internationally since distillation began in 2014. Sugarlands Shine is now available in: AL, CT, FL, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MN, MS, NY, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV, and TX.
Sugarlands Distilling Company is a producer of craft, quality moonshine and whiskey. The distillery in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee has become a popular destination for tourists from across the U.S. Inside the distillery, guests can taste free samples of authentic Sugarlands Shine, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the production, and purchase a variety of moonshine flavors, mountain merchandise, and apparel. To enhance their experience, guests can enjoy live music, Appalachian storytelling, and book outdoor adventure tours in the Sugarlands, an area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park historically referred to as "moonshiners' paradise." The company is East Tennessee-owned, with a focus on bettering the local community through a variety of events and charitable giving. Sugarlands Shine is currently available for purchase in FL, AL, MS, SC, NC, TN, KY, IN, IL, WV, MD, NY, CT, MI, VA, MN and TX.
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