"Simplicity Moonlights as a Moonshine Runner" • The Mast Farm Inn is pleased to announce that we now have our new ABC Mixed Beverage Permits, and serve the finest North Carolina Moonshine Spirits. These fine North Carolina spirits are suitable for cookin, drinkin, lickin, grinnin, ticklin & picklin.
Moonshine is a kind of alcohol that is made in secret to avoid high taxes or outright bans on alcoholic drinks. The term "moonshine" comes from Britain, where it originally was a verb, "moonshining," that referred to any job or activity that was done late at night. Because the operators of illegal whisky stills had to conduct their business out of the sight of legal authorities, these backwoods brew masters became known as moonshiners, and the term became exclusively theirs. Bootleggers are the smugglers who transport it and sell it. In colonial times, these distributors would conceal their product inside their tall riding boots, which is how they got their name. More recently, bootleggers in the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s took to racing cars packed with moonshine through the night to avoid local police. Their mechanical skills developed as they learned to drastically increase the horsepower of their vehicles to outrun the authorities. This created a culture of car lovers in the southern United States that eventually grew into the popular NASCAR racing series. In fact, the winner of the first ever NASCAR race had used the same car to make a bootleg run just a week earlier.
Troy & Sons Distillers • Determined to find the perfect moonshine recipe, Troy Ball began testing recipes from the North Carolina State Archives and residents from Madison to McDowell counties. August 18, 2010, Troy distilled the perfect white liquor, using lost Crooked Creek Corn™, smooth as silk with vanilla oak undertones.
Troy & Sons brought to market in June of 2011, the first true American Moonshine, honoring the spirit makers that produced for the circuit riding preachers of the 1800′s. We are the only distillery in the world producing spirits made from 1840′s Crooked Creek Corn, so we know we are producing a true Authentic American Spirit. It’s our pleasure to bring to you The World’s Finest Moonshine. | WebSite | FaceBook | Twitter |
Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon • While your great granddaddy was firing up a pipe, Junior Johnson’s was firing up a copper still. Few family recipes carry a jail sentence, but to the Johnson family, it was a way of life. With whiskey in his trunk and the law on his heels, Junior ran the finest moonshine in Appalachia.
Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon follows the Johnson family’s moonshine recipe. Every batch is handcrafted in very small batches, made from corn and born in a copper still. Midnight Moon is triple-distilled to deliver an ultra-smooth, clean-tasting spirit that is often preferred over the world’s best vodkas. Enjoy Midnight Moon straight over ice or in a variety of cocktails. | WebSite | FaceBook | Twitter |
Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine • Catdaddy is a premium spirit made from American corn, handcrafted in small batches in a copper still and triple-distilled to be ultra-smooth. Catdaddy’s one-of-a-kind taste comes from a secret recipe using ingredients not found in any other spirit.
Catdaddy is a premium spirit made from American corn, handcrafted in small batches in a copper still and triple-distilled to be ultra-smooth. Catdaddy’s one-of-a-kind taste comes from a secret recipe using ingredients not found in any other spirit. The taste is best described as a little sweet, with a hint of spice. | WebSite | FaceBook | Twitter |
The Best Dish in North Carolina Award • Top 10 in 2010, 2nd Place in 2011 • Our restaurant Simplicity at The Mast Farm Inn was selected from among hundreds of fine dining restaurants in North Carolina for "The Best Dish in North Carolina Award". Best Dish is North Carolina’s Official State Restaurant Competition presented every year by The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and sponsored by Our State Magazine.
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The Mast Farm Inn is an award-winning historic country inn & restaurant in the Valle Crucis Historical District of North Carolina, which has been welcoming guests since the 1800s. The Mast Farm Inn is a Historic Hotels of America hotel, a Select Registry Inn, and is on The National Register of Historic Places.