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Firefly Distillery unveils new spirit Moonshine

19 March 2013

Firefly Distillery, a South Carolina-based producer of distilled spirits, has launched a new spirit - Firefly Moonshine!

Firefly Moonshine is a raw southern spirit made by the creators of the original Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka.

The spirit is the brainchild of Firefly Distillery co-founders Jim Irvin and Scott Newitt, who experimented with different flavours to come up with the spirit.

Irvin said the distillery started with a 55gal stainless steel tank and some old pipes, with which they produced sweet tea vodka, Firefly.

"Since that time, we've cooked up many fine spirits and some really good moonshine too!," Irvin added.

Firefly Moonshine is produced in six flavours: White Lightning, Apple Pie, Caramel, Cherry, Strawberry and Peach.

All the six flavours are bottled between 41.1 and 100.7 proof or 20.55% and 50.35% ABV.

Firefly Moonshine can be easily served and can be consumed directly or can be mixed with drinks to form a cocktail - DIY Firefly Punch.

This cocktail, which makes 55 serving each with 6oz, is a blend of one jar Firefly White Lightning Moonshine, two jars of any Firefly Moonshine flavor, 2gal of juice and fresh fruit.

Newitt said they initially kept the Firefly Moonshine a distillery secret.

"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," Newitt added.

Firefly Moonshine is currently available at licensed liquor distributors, retailers, bars and restaurants throughout the nation.