Midnight Moon Watermelon Moonshine It doesn’t get more summer than this. Our
Midnight Moon Watermelon is a refreshing blend of Midnight Moon and watermelon
that delivers a 70 proof spirit that tastes just like summer. Guaranteed
seedless. Midnight Moon is inspired by Junior Johnson’s family moonshine recipe
and – true to the roots of moonshine – it is made from 100% American corn and
handcrafted in small batches.
However, we use a state-of-the-art distillation process
to make a superior quality spirit that’s very clean and ultra-smooth. Midnight
Moon does not have the harsh, heavy corn taste people often associate with
illegal moonshine. It’s then blended with ultra-clean water that has been
through a five-step filtration process, and the result is a very smooth spirit
with a subtle sweetness from the corn.
Midnight Moon was officially born when Piedmont
Distillers, North Carolina’s first legal distillery since Prohibition, called
on Junior at the mechanics shop on his old farm to taste-test what would become
Midnight Moon Original. Junior sipped, smiled, and gave two thumbs up to the
best damn moonshine ever made.
JUNIOR JOHNSON WAS BORN TO RUN MOONSHINE.
It’s deep in his roots and it flows in his blood. Back
during the Whiskey Rebellion in 1791, his ancestors were some of the first to
make ‘shine in Appalachia. And, about 150 years later, Junior’s family kept the
tradition going in order to survive. Running moonshine wasn’t always easy, or
legal for that matter, but the Johnsons did what they had to do to keep food on
TOO YOUNG TO DRIVE…
Throughout the years, this rebellious approach to living
sent Junior’s father and brothers in and out of prison. In fact, the only one
in the family never to get busted was his dear mother. And when Junior got
behind the wheel to run ‘shine at the tender age of 14, things finally started
to turn around. He had the spirit of a racer, and his slick driving skills were
good for the family business…and bad for the authorities in the rearview.
THE LAST AMERICAN HERO
As young Junior ran ‘shine for his family, driving like a
bat out of hell evolved into more than just a necessity. In order to outrun the
cops, he built the fastest cars and invented gutsy driving moves, like the
famed bootlegger U-turn. His racing savvy soon turned into his passion and
Junior crossed over to NASCAR, where he became an instant star.
But early in his racing career, Junior was finally caught
by the revenuers. While they had no chance of chasing him down in a car, they
staked him out at the family still and arrested him. He served 11 months of a
two-year sentence and then returned back to racing where he ultimately won 50
races during his illustrious career. Many years later, President Ronald Reagan
granted a pardon to Junior – restoring his civil rights and reinforcing his
legacy as “The Last American Hero” (immortalized in the famous article by Tom
Junior used his bootlegging driving skills and car
building knowledge to become one of the godfathers of NASCAR and one of the
most successful drivers and owners in racing history, culminating with his
introduction into the 2010 inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Junior
left us in December of 2019, but his legacy will live on forever.
LEGEND. HERO. FRIEND. REST IN PEACE.