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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Midnight Moon?

It’s a premium craft spirit based on Junior Johnson’s legendary family moonshine recipe. It’s made from American corn, hand-crafted in small batches, and born in a copper still. Midnight Moon is triple distilled to deliver an ultra- smooth finish.

Who is Junior Johnson?

Junior Johnson is a legendary moonshiner from North Carolina. The Johnson family’s moonshine was considered to be the best. Junior grew up tending to the family’s stills during the day and running ‘shine at night. Junior’s ability to make a car run flat-out, combined with his incredible skills behind the wheel made him a bootlegging legend. He went on to become one of the greatest drivers and team owners in racing history. In 2010, Junior Johnson was one of the five inductees into the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

What are the Midnight Moon Fruit Inclusions?

The Fruit Inclusions infuses a 100 proof Midnight Moon base with real, honest-to-goodness fruit. They taste like real fruit, because they’re made with real fruit. There are never any extracts, color additives, or artificial sweeteners so all of the fruit flavor and color come from the fruit itself.

Is Junior Johnson involved in the company?

Yes, Junior Johnson is part-owner of Piedmont Distillers. He was involved in the development of the Midnight Moon recipe and continues to participate in a variety of activities with the distillery.

How do I drink Midnight Moon?

Midnight Moon is delicious straight over ice or mixed in a variety of cocktails. Check out our Recipes page for a great selection of drink recipe ideas.

Is Midnight Moon a moonshine?

Yes. Midnight Moon is based on Junior Johnson’s family moonshine recipe and- true to the roots of moonshine- it is made from corn, handcrafted in small batches and born in an authentic copper still. 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.

How can it be legal moonshine?

Moonshine can be sold legally as long as you have a license and pay the taxes.

How can I get an autographed bottle?

The only way to get a bottle of Midnight Moon autographed by Junior Johnson is to attend one of his signing events. Junior typically has several appearances throughout the year. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest info on such events.

Who makes Midnight Moon?

Piedmont Distillers is a small distillery with only a handful of full-time employees. It is located in the little town of Madison, North Carolina.

Is Midnight Moon gluten free?

Yes! The distillation process removes any proteins present in the mash.

What proof is Midnight Moon?

Midnight Moon Original is 40% alcohol by volume, making it 80 proof. We now sell a 100-proof version of Original (50% ABV) as well. Midnight Moon Apple Pie is 35% alcohol by volume (70 proof). Midnight Moon Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Cranberry, and Strawberry are 50% alcohol by volume (100 proof). You can learn more about the varieties here.

Where can I buy Midnight Moon?

Midnight Moon is currently available in all 50 states in the US. Not finding it at your local store? Visit our Find the ‘Shine page for information on distribution in your area and an easy way to request that Midnight Moon be carried locally.

Can I buy Midnight Moon from Piedmont Distillers?

Federal law prohibits us from selling directly to consumers. However, Midnight Moon is available in all 50 states. Click here for more info on how to find Midnight Moon in your local stores.

How can I get Midnight Moon in my favorite store or bar?

Since Midnight Moon is available in all 50 states, any store, bar, or restaurant can carry it- all you have to do is ask. It will help if you give the establishment our distributor information for your state, so they’ll know which sales representative will take their order for Midnight Moon. Visit our Find the 'Shine page and select your state from the drop-down menu. You'll then see a link to download local distributor information. Just download and print the form, and drop it by the store/bar/restaurant at your convenience. Thanks!!

I’m not in the US- how can I get Midnight Moon distributed in my country?

Obtaining distribution in a new country is a lengthy, complicated process. Our hope is to sell Midnight Moon not only in every state in the union, but, eventually across the globe. We’re not available outside of the US at this time, but we’re reaching that goal one step at a time. If you’d like for Midnight Moon to be available in your country, please send us an email. Then, start asking for Midnight Moon in every store, bar, and restaurant that you patron to help spread the word. Nothing helps us grow our distribution more than having people ask for our spirits in their local venues.

How much does a bottle of Midnight Moon cost?

Due to freight, taxes, etc. the cost of a 750ml bottle of Midnight Moon will vary from state to state. A bottle generally costs between $20 and $30 and all flavors of Midnight Moon will be the same price.

I have a jar of Midnight Moon that has been open for a while. Can I still drink it?

Yes, you sure can. Our moonshine is tested for shelf stability and will not expire. The fruit in the jars is preserved by the alcohol, so its completely safe to drink for years after opening. We do recommend refrigeration to retain an optimal flavor over time, but even at room temperature, the 'shine will be good for as long as it takes you to finish it.

Can I eat the fruit in the Midnight Moon fruit-infused spirits?

The fruit in the jar is completely preserved, but we recommend against eating the fruit. As the fruit infuses in the jar, it will absorb some alcohol. If you choose to eat the fruit, please “respect the fruit” and enjoy it responsibly, as it will have a higher alcohol content than you might expect.

How can I join the Midnight Moon team?

Piedmont Distillers is a small distillery with a handful of employees. We have no plans to grow our staff at this time, but welcome you to email us your resume. We’ll review it and keep it on file for when we’re ready to expand.

How do I share a marketing opportunity with the Midnight Moon team?

Email us as much information as you can and we’ll get back to you.

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