About Sugarlands Shine Appalachian Apple Pie Moonshine
Sugarlands Shine Appalachian Apple Pie Moonshine serves up a zesty taste of fresh baked, green apples between two layers of shortbread crust, accented with lemon zest. The fresh snap of green apple rounds out into a quick citrus finish with a lingering caramel cushion.
Appalachian Apple Pie Moonshine earned a Gold Medal at the 2014 San Diego International Spirits Competition as well as Silver Medals at the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the SIP Awards..
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In the mid-1800s, a handful of European settlers from Ireland and Scotland made their home in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Due to the abundance of sugar maple trees in the area, the settlers affectionately renamed it the “Sugarlands.” To this day, the area’s rich land, abundance of corn and, of course, predominance of sugar maple trees have made the Sugarlands a moonshiner’s paradise.
Opened in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee in 2014, Sugarlands Distilling Company produces craft-quality moonshine, whiskey, and liqueurs “with one foot firmly planted in the past and the other in modern times.” Using an artisanal stone mill to grind grains like corn and rye into meal, Sugarlands Distilling Company then mixes in pure Smoky Mountain water to create the mash. From there, the liquid is transferred to the fermenter to simmer for a few days, and when the time is right, that "wash" is pumped into the copper pot still where it is heated and distilled. The alcohol vapor filters through the copper pipes and rises up through the plates of the distillation column, down through the chilling column to cool and is finally poured out of the Spirit Safe.
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