Legal moonshine is being made up in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
Sugarlands Distilling Company has expanded its portfolio with a new flavor: Rye Apple.
Rye Apple is an 80-proof, apple-infused rye moonshine born from a collaboration between Sugarlands Distilling Company and distillers Mark Ramsey and Digger Manes. The two moonshiners and long-time friends rose to national fame with appearances on the Discovery Channel show, Moonshiners.
Prior to making television appearances, Mark and Digger were East Tennessee distillers who built “Big Ash,” a 1,750 gallon still.
The suggested retail price for Rye Apple is $24.99 per 750-ml. jay.
With the release of Rye Apple, Sugarlands Distilling Company now has 12 varieties of moonshine available to taste and purchase at their distillery in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Mark and Digger will join Jim Tom Hedrick, Mark Rogers, and Steven Ray Tickle as the newest members of Sugarlands Distilling Company’s “Legends Series.” The group is comprised of “legendary moonshiners,” all of whom have made appearances on Moonshiners.
Fans of Sugarlands Distilling Company will be able to purchase Rye Apple moonshine beginning Dec. 29 at their distillery in downtown Gatlinburg and at East Tennessee stores in early 2016.