Sugarlands Distilling Co. of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, announced the latest addition to its award-winning portfolio of craft spirits: Mark and Digger’s Mountain Legacy Corn Whiskey. The new unaged corn whiskey will be available beginning Jan. 26, at Sugarlands distillery in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and soon at retailers nationwide.
Created in collaboration with Mark Ramsey and Eric “Digger” Manes, stars of the hit television show Moonshiners, Mark and Digger’s Mountain Legacy Corn Whiskey is an homage to classic homemade spirits that once thrived in secrecy all over Appalachia. Mark and Digger’s Mountain Legacy Corn Whiskey is a 120-proof, unaged whiskey crafted from a traditional mash bill using corn sourced from Mark and Digger’s native Tennessee.
To celebrate the release, Mark and Digger will appear at Sugarlands’ Gatlinburg distillery, located at 805 Parkway, from 2–5 p.m. on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27.
“Our new Mountain Legacy Corn Whiskey is made with a recipe Digger and I have been perfecting for years,” said Ramsey. “We had the privilege of learning the art of making whiskey from scores of old backwoods liquor producers, and we’re excited to work with our friends at Sugarlands to bring this traditional corn whiskey to everyone.”
“This is a tried and true backwoods liquor recipe,” explained Manes. “No fancy frills, just good ol’ fashioned authenticity in every jar.”
Mountain Legacy Corn Whiskey is the third product Sugarlands has released in collaboration with Ramsey and Manes, with Mark & Digger’s Rye Apple Moonshine launching in 2015 and Mark & Digger’s Hazelnut Rum in 2017. Ramsey and Manes regularly visit and distill spirits at Sugarlands’ Gatlinburg distillery.
Sip Wisely! Mark & Digger’s Mountain Legacy Corn Whiskey is produced and bottled by Sugarlands Distilling Company, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 60% alc/vol, 120 proof, available in 750 ml jars. Must be 21+ to purchase.