Sugarlands Shine Talladega 50th Anniversary Corn Whiskey
Moonshiners airs on the Discovery Channel
Every Spring, a fearless group of men and women venture deep into the woods of Appalachia, defying the law, rivals and nature itself to keep the centuries-old tradition of craft whiskey alive. This season a new generation of moonshiners are striving to take the ancient art into the 21st-century, using age-old methods to produce new flavors and liquor varieties that could transform America’s liquor landscape.
With fortune and glory on the line, old partnerships are tested, and young upstarts look to stake their claim on new territory. As the black market for white whiskey heats up, desperate shiners put new, dangerous still designs into service, while legendary old-timers come out of retirement to head back into the hills for one more run. All the while, the ever-present threat of the law continues to put the squeeze on those dedicated to America’s original spirit.
Sugarlands Shine Talladega 50th Anniversary Corn Whiskey Notes
Sugarlands Distilling Company is celebrating 50 years of speed at Talladega Superspeedway with the release of a limited-edition corn whiskey. This traditional, unaged corn whiskey is reminiscent of the spirits bootlegged throughout Appalachia. With a crisp and clean, sweet corn flavor this unaged whiskey takes you back to a simpler time.
Talladega Superspeedway – or just ‘Dega to its loyal fans – broke ground as the Alabama International Motor Speedway on May 23, 1968 and hosted its first race on Sept. 14, 1969. ‘Dega is known as the most competitive track in NASCAR. It’s the biggest, steepest (33 degrees), and fastest venue in NASCAR.
The Sweet Home of Speed still holds the NASCAR qualifying record of 212.809 mph, and it tops in the record books for lead changes (88), most leaders (29) and closest finishes – 0.002 second. Oh, and another thing ‘Dega is really good at? Legendary parties. It’s been 50 years of greatness, but the best is yet to come.