WADMALAW ISLAND, S.C., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Firefly Distillery co-founders Jim Irvin and Scott Newitt announce the launch of Firefly Moonshine! Distilled out of South Carolina pride, Firefly Moonshine is a raw southern spirit from the creators of the original Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka.
Firefly Moonshine is produced in six flavors: White Lightning, Apple Pie, Caramel, Cherry, Strawberry, and Peach. They are between 41.1 and 100.7 proof; 20.55% and 50.35% alcohol by volume. Each has a unique flavor that delivers on low country character yet packs a punch. Jim Irvin and Scott Newitt have been experimenting with lots of regional flavors ever since they built their first homemade still.
When Jim and Scott started building the Firefly Distillery, they made a crude still in Jim's workshop. As Jim tells it, "We started with a 55 gallon stainless steel tank and some old pipes. Then we worked on many original recipes until we perfected the very first sweet tea vodka, Firefly. Since that time, we've cooked up many fine spirits and some really good moonshine too!"
Scott adds, "When we first started making the Firefly Moonshine, we kept it to ourselves. It was a 'distillery secret' that only a few people knew about. But it tasted so good our 'Firefly insiders' kept asking for it. So we decided it was time to share the good stuff and make it available across the U.S." Firefly Moonshine sales kicked off at the Distillery Tasting Room in mid-February and it was introduced statewide later in the month. At this time, it is on its way to licensed liquor distributors, retailers, bars and restaurants nationwide.
Firefly Moonshine is easy to serve & drink. Enjoy it straight out of the jar, in mixed drinks or make up a big batch of "DIY Firefly Punch." This recipe makes 55 servings, 6 oz. drinks:
» 1 jar Firefly White Lightning Moonshine
» 2 jars of any flavor of Firefly Moonshine
» 2 gallons of your favorite juice(s)
» Fresh fruit
» Mix in pitcher or tub
For more Firefly Moonshine info & interaction, post your pictures, recipes and comments on our web and social media sites and look for "insider info" on:
Raise the jar but not too far!
ABOUT THE FIREFLY DISTILLERY
Firefly Distillery is located on Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, thirty miles south of Charleston, and is the largest distillery in the state. It currently offers Firefly Moonshine flavors including White Lightning, Apple Pie, Cherry, Strawberry, Peach and Caramel. Under the Firefly label, the distillery produces Firefly Sweet Tea Flavored Vodka, Skinny Tea, Sweet Tea Flavors: Raspberry and Peach, Sweet Tea Flavored Bourbon, Handcrafted Vodka and ready-to-drink cocktails including Sweet Tea Lemonade, Southern Lemonade and Pink Lemonade. Distillery Tasting Room special offerings include Firefly Blackberry Moonshine and Southern Lemonade Vodka. Sea Island Rums and Southern Accents Cordials are only available in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.fireflymoonshine.com or www.fireflyvodka.com.
SOURCE Firefly Distillery