Grammy Participants Get Their Shine On With New Junior Johnson Midnight Moon Fruit Inclusions
MADISON, N.C., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Shining from backstage at The 54th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12 will be an unexpected star: Junior Johnson Midnight Moon Fruit Inclusions. As Jason Aldean, Coldplay, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Adele, Foo Fighters, Carrie Underwood and other celebrity presenters prepare for music’s biggest night, they’ll experience America’s finest legal moonshine, debuting in a host of handcrafted fruit flavors, called Midnight Moon Fruit Inclusions, that are prefect for the award-winning occasion.
Junior Johnson Midnight Moon Fruit Inclusions are handcrafted moonshine in delectable flavors like Apple Pie, Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberry and Cranberry. Midnight Moon follows the Johnson family’s generations-old, small batch recipe that is triple distilled to craft a smooth, clean-tasting spirit and infused with whole pieces of gourmet fruit.
“We don’t put artificial flavors and colors in the bottle and call it a day,” said one of history’s most memorable moonshiners, Junior Johnson. “We put whole pieces of real fruit in each jar which release their natural color and flavor into the spirit, so you get a true all-natural fruit flavor.”
Crafting Fruit Inclusions is not as easy as tossing some fruit in a jar. The proof of the Midnight Moon base, the amount of fruit, the type and quality of fruit are critical to making the ultimate moonshine. What you experience is Junior Johnson’s family secrets for the perfect balance of ingredients that result in a rich, flavorful moonshine experience.
Junior Johnson Midnight Moon Fruit Inclusions are uniquely packaged in authentic Mason jars. They can be enjoyed over ice or in a variety of cocktails such as, Junior’s Cherry Cola (Midnight Moon Cherry over ice, filled with cola) or Apple Ale (Midnight Moon Apple Pie over ice, filled with ginger ale). Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon is available in package stores, bars and restaurants in 39 states; Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.
About Junior Johnson
Junior Johnson is a legendary moonshiner from North Carolina, who brought his family recipe to Piedmont Distillers in 2007. The Johnson family’s moonshine is considered to be the best. Junior grew-up tending to the family’s stills during the day and bootlegging ‘shine at night. Johnson’s incredible driving skills enabled him to stay two steps ahead of the revenuers. While never caught delivering his moonshine, Johnson was eventually arrested while firing up the family still. He served 11 months of a two-year sentence and then later received a presidential pardon from Ronald Reagan for his 1956 moonshining conviction. Junior used the racing and car building knowledge he acquired while bootlegging to become one of the most successful drivers and owners in racing history, culminating with his induction into the 2010 inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Johnson was the subject of Tom Wolfe’s famous essay for Esquire magazine in 1965 titled, “The Last American Hero is Junior Johnson. Yes!”
About Piedmont Distillers
Piedmont Distillers, a craft distillery in the little town of Madison, NC, is considered a leader of the current moonshine and artisan distilling movement. Its reputation is one of creating authentic, superior quality, handcrafted spirits. Piedmont Distillers is committed to preserving the moonshining legacy and distilling traditions that have made North Carolina the “Moonshine Capital of the World.” Coupling these traditions with one-of-a-kind recipes and a state-of-the-art distillation process has enabled Piedmont Distillers’ spirits to transcend moonshine from the backwoods, to be amongst the finest spirits available anywhere. For more information, please visit www.piedmontdistillers.com.
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