Sugarlands Distilling Company Announces Third Annual Year of Giving

GATLINBURG, Tenn., Sept. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sugarlands Distilling Company is giving away $60,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations nationwide through its third annual MoonShare program.

MoonShare is the giveback component of Sugarlands Distilling Co. that helps nonprofit organizations positively influence their communities by offering MoonShare grants, fundraisers, and donations.

"Our company has a deep respect for our heritage and the 'mountain way' of living, which includes lending a hand to those in need," said Courtney DeLaura, National Director of MoonShare. "The MoonShare program allows us to actively offer assistance to communities across the country that are in need."
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Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for a $5,000 MoonShare Grant beginning September 15. Fifty organizations will be chosen in December to enter the public voting stage. Throughout January 2017, supporters of various NPO's will vote for their favorite 12 nonprofits to receive a grant.

The 2017 Year of Giving MoonShare grant recipients will be announced February 3, 2017.

"I would encourage all nonprofits to get involved in the MoonShare program," said Les Fout, Executive Director of Provision CARES Foundation. "It's a wonderful opportunity to promote your nonprofit and a great way to highlight the impact you are making."

"Thanks to the MoonShare Grant, The Caring Plate program will provide more than eight hundred meals to patients and their families."

In addition to the monetary award, each of the 12 organizations will be assigned a month to be featured in the "Month to Shine" series on Sugarlands Distilling Company's website and social media platforms to help bring awareness to the cause of each MoonShare recipient.

Since 2015, Sugarlands Distilling Company has donated more than $120,000 to deserving nonprofit organizations.

About Sugarlands Distilling Company:
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.

CONTACT: Jay Miller Public Relations Coordinator (865)323-3736

Source:Sugarlands Distilling Co.