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Piedmont Distillers, Inc.

Piedmont Distillers, Inc. Piedmont Distillers Founder, Joe Michalek, is a native New Yorker who moved to North Carolina in 1995. Through his job in marketing, Joe had the opportunity to travel the South attending music festivals, NASCAR races and the like. On one such adventure, Joe found himself in a cabin in the woods listening to a jam session by local blues legends, when someone handed him a jar of peach moonshine. At first, Joe was apprehensive to take a sip. After all, he didn’t know where it came from or who made it. He did not hesitate long, after all this was the stuff of legends. He took a sip of the illicit brew and was surprised that it tasted great and was very smooth. Over the next several years, moonshine became Joe’s passion. He read books, tasted all sorts of recipes, watched documentaries, and eventually earned the trust of local moonshiners. These old-timers shared their recipes, distilling techniques and general tricks of the trade. Once he had learned as much as he could, Joe decided it was time to share North Carolina moonshine with the rest of the world. Piedmont Distillers opened its doors in 2005, with our first spirit Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine. Catdaddy harkens back to the moonshining days-of-old with its corn recipe, secret flavors, copper still and small batch process. In May of 2007, moonshine and racing legend Junior Johnson became part owner of Piedmont Distillers and together we introduced Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon. It is based on the Johnson family’s generations-old moonshine recipe. It is also born in a copper still, made from corn, crafted in small batches and triple distilled. While our first two spirits are moonshines, Piedmont Distillers does not consider itself strictly a moonshine distillery. Rather, our focus is on hand-crafted, superior quality spirits that are made one small batch at a time. We are constantly innovating new spirits that embrace distilling traditions and ingredients of the region, excite the palate and the senses, and offer people something different than what’s typically on the store shelves. Piedmont Distillers is a small operation with fewer than ten employees. We are located in the town of Madison (pop. 2000). The distillery is housed in the town’s former train station built in 1915. Madison, North Carolina is exactly what you might imagine—a small, southern town filled with kind folks, many of whom have lived here their entire lives.

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203 East Murphy Stree, Madison, NC, US, 27025 Email: info@piedmontdistillers.com
Phone: 336-445-0055 Web: www.piedmontdistillers.com
Fax: 336-445-9955
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  Catdaddy
True to the generations old tradition of mak’in moonshine, every batch is made from corn and is born in our authentic copper pots still. We then add our secret ingredients into our private batch recipe to deliver a truly unique and indescribable taste that leaves people asking, "What is that flavor?" Some describe the taste as a little sweet, with a little spice and often ask, "Is that vanilla, cinnamon, citrus, etc…?" Of course we can’t say what’s in our recipe, but we can tell ya’ that it’s legal and it’s delicious.
  Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon
Like many of the early stock car racers, Junior grew-up tending to the family’s whiskey business. He helped his dad work the copper stills during the day and developed his incredible driving skills by running shine at night. Junior combined his understanding of how to make a car run flat-out with his legendary driving skill to become one of the most successful drivers and owners in racing history. Midnight Moon follows the Johnson family’s generations-old tradition of making moonshine. Every batch is born in an authentic, copper still and is hand-crafted, in very small batches. Midnight Moon is tripled distilled to provide the highest-quality, moonshine available.
  Midnight Moon Aged with Fruit
Midnight Moon Apple Pie, Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberry & Cranberry spirits each begin with the handcrafted, ultra-smooth Midnight Moon recipe. Real fruit and Midnight Moon are then placed in mason jars by hand (just like moonshiners have done for generations). Apple Pie, Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberry & Cranberry age in the jar for several weeks, to ensure each bottle reaches the peak of all-natural fruit flavor before it leaves the distillery.

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