Moonshine bootlegging legend and NASCAR Hall of Famer, Junior Johnson is celebrating the explosive growth of his family’s moonshine and reveling in his position as America’s number one selling moonshine. Since its launch in 2007, Midnight Moon continues to outpace the competition by 2:1 and is on track to sell more than 500,000, nine-liter cases this year, making them the unequivocal leader in the moonshine industry.
“The recent interest and excitement around moonshine is sweeping the nation and we’re thrilled that Midnight Moon is leading this American moonshine revolution,” says Joe Michalek, founder of Piedmont Distillers, makers of Midnight Moon. “We attribute or growth to the fact that we make the most authentic moonshine you can buy in stores. Midnight Moon follows the Johnson family moonshine traditions of handcrafting in small batches, including the additional time and expense required to hand=pack every jar with real fruit. This is how moonshine was meant to be made and the only way to truly make the best tasting moonshine.”
Junior Johnson started selling his family’s moonshine when he was 14, but now at 81, he’s selling it legally! A celebrity in his own right, Johnson’s colorful past as a bootlegger and NASCAR legend was featured in an Esquire article in 1965 that was turned into a critically acclaimed film starring Jeff Bridges, entitled The Last American Hero. Even Bruce Springsteen gives Johnson a shout-out in his song Cadillac Ranch.
The moonshine is available in Original and six authentic North Carolina moonshine flavors: Apple Pie, Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, and Blackberry.