American Born Moonshine has expanded to Texas, marking the brand’s first foray into the Lone Star State. Texas marks the latest state for American Born Moonshine’s continued expansion throughout the U.S. following numerous successful launches in the southeastern U.S. and California.
“Texas has an incredibly rich heritage of moonshiners, especially in the East Texas region where family operations were passed on from generation to generation,” says American Born Moonshine co-founder Sean Koffel. “American Born Moonshine is a truly authentic product that goes just as well at a barbecue as with a night out with your friends.”
The Texas launch gives fans of American Moonshine Whiskey the chance to enjoy American Born Moonshine for the first time. American Born Moonshine will be distributed statewide by Glazer’s.
The American Born Moonshine family of products includes three flavors—Original, Apple Pie and Dixie—and honors the tradition of authentic mountain moonshine and the patriotic American rebel spirit. American Born Moonshine Original is a 103-proof, unaged corn whiskey made from a blend of corn, sugar and water. The recipe is high in corn content yet still embraces the sugar to allow for a smooth finish and mixability. American Born Moonshine Apple Pie is made from a corn base with natural apple and cinnamon flavors and a hint of caramel. American Born Moonshine Dixie is the first-ever sweet tea-flavored moonshine. Dixie is made from a corn base combined with natural tea flavors. Both the Apple Pie and Dixie flavors are 83 proof.
American Born Moonshine was launched by Windy Hill Spirits, a Nashville-based company founded in 2012 by Patrick Dillingham and Sean Koffel.
Dillingham, a former Notre Dame quarterback, and Koffel, a former U.S. Marine Corps captain and Iraq War veteran, set out to bring a moonshine whiskey to consumers that would honor the incredible tradition of American moonshiners. Over the last decade, the two were inspired by amazing family moonshine stories and recipes shared by friends and fellow Marines who grew up in and around the Appalachian Mountains. While starting Windy Hill Spirits and American Born Moonshine, Dillingham and Koffel say they spent a year traveling the Appalachians and the greater South, spending time with families, hearing first-hand accounts of moonshining and bootlegging legends, tasting a lot of great moonshine and developing an enormous appreciation for the role moonshine has played in American history.
American Born Moonshine is produced and bottled in Nashville, and all other elements of the product and packaging also are made in the U.S. As American Born Moonshine continues to build its presence both in the Southeast and in the West, plans are in place for a disciplined, nationwide rollout over the next two years, according to the company. Currently, the product is available in Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and California. The average retail price is $24.99 for a 750ml jar.