Sugarlands Shine Mark and Digger’s Rye Apple Moonshine
Mark and Digger’s Rye Apple is an exquisite invention from the hills of East Tennessee. This unaged rye combines gala apples with traditional pie spices such as nutmeg, allspice, and clove. Rye Apple is quick to finish, but long to remember – the way any fine shine should be.
Mark Ramsey grew up exploring the woods of East Tenn. As a young man, he was introduced to a local moonshine expert and quickly learned the trade through hands-on experience. He and his distilling partner, Digger Manes, now carry that journeyman craftsmanship forward with their distinctly delicious recipes!
Digger Manes has been around the still most of his life. As a young man, he was introduced to a local moonshine legend in Cocke County, Tenn. After putting in his time as a still hand, Digger, along with his distilling partner Mark Ramsey, has mastered the craft of distillation. He is now a legend in his own right.
Located in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Sugarlands Distilling Co. opened in March 2014. It uses the same process and ingredients as the legendary backwoods stills of prohibition days, but Sugarlands is paying taxes on it. Everything from Sugarlands is small batch and pot distilled a minimum of six times. The moonshine is made from Silver Cloud, fresh Tennessee white corn and cane sugar. The pot still allows Sugarland to produce a great spirit with the perfect balance between being too thin or too heavy. Only the best ingredient, milled fresh for every batch is used.
Sugarlands has won many awards including the Platinum Medal (Best in Class) at the 2014 SIP Awards, the Double God Medal at the 2016 Fifty Best Awards as well as Silver Medals at both the 2014 Lost Angeles International Spirits Competition and the 2015 Beverage Testing Institute. These awards are important to the folks at Sugarlands Distilling Co, especially because these awards are at the consumer level and are blind taste competitions.
Sugarlands Shine is proud to join NASCAR to celebrate the authentic history of moonshiners who began manipulating their stock cars to outrun the law as they delivered their high-octane spirits throughout Appalachia. Sugarland is now the official Moonshine of NASCAR.
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It was awesome thank u
Taste was the best so far.
Intricate flavor profile, one of my favorites.