Sugarlands Distillery

2020 Year in Review

March – Master Distiller

The first season of Moonshiners: Master Distiller Season 1 aired on Discovery Channel in March of 2020. Each week three of America’s top distillers go head-to-head creating unique spirits and battling for the title of Master Distiller. The series of challenges focused on making a specific type of spirit, including American whiskey, rum, gin, mountain brandy, and mezcal among others.

Hosted by Mark Ramsey, ‘Digger’ Manes, and Tim Smith, Sugarlands was excited to welcome these legendary shiners along with newcomers into our distillery in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. You can watch the episodes on DISCOVERY GO!, so we won’t give away the winners.

You can look forward to purchasing the winning spirits at our downtown Gatlinburg distillery in 2021. Be sure to tune in to season 2 of Moonshiners: Master Distiller on Discovery Channel premiering on Tuesday, December 29th at 9 p.m. EST right after the new episode of Moonshiners!

March – Sippin’ Sessions Live

Justin Biltonen, Three Doors Down

As the world shut down, we searched for a way to connect with YOU! Sippin’ Sessions Live was created as a way to engage and connect our fans with our celebrity partners such as Mark & Digger, Cole Swindell, and Chipper Jones, as well as introduce you to new faces such as country artists Niko Moon, Hannah Dasher, and Justin Biltonen.

We held virtual meet & greets, answered fan questions, sang together, cooked, and of course, mixed up a cocktail or two! We enjoyed spending this time with everyone, but we’re looking forward to hanging out with y’all at races, ball games, and at our downtown Gatlinburg distillery in 2021. If you missed our Sippin’ Sessions Live, you can watch all the replays here.

May – Banana Pudding Sippin’ Cream

In May, we launched the newest Appalachian Sippin’ Cream – Banana Pudding. This new spirit quickly became a fan-favorite!

Our Banana Pudding Sippin’ Cream honors a classic southern dessert bursting with flavors of banana, vanilla wafers, whipped cream, and sweet pudding. This cream liqueur offers a deep, rich taste paired with an ultra-smooth finish sure to satisfy the banana-lover in everyone.

Banana Pudding Sippin’ Cream went on to win DOUBLE GOLD at the 2020 San Diego Spirits Festival International Competition. If you haven’t tried this new flavor yet, what are you waiting for?

June – Chipper Jones Sweet Tea Moonshine

In June, we announced a new celebrity partnership with one of baseball’s all-time great players, Chipper Jones, and Chipper Jones’ Sweet Tea Moonshine hit shelves in Summer 2020.

“All of us here at Sugarlands Distilling Co. are excited to work with Chipper through this new partnership. While Chipper might most famously be recognized by his sports achievements, his commitment to success aligns with our company’s core values. Chipper makes a great addition to the Sugarlands’ team and we know his Sweet Tea moonshine will knock it out of the park.” said Ned Vickers, president of Sugarlands Distilling Co.

Jones enjoys being a husband, father, baseball advisor, game analyst, and co-host of his television show, Major League Bowhunting. Now, the “Hall of Famer” can add another accomplishment to his resume, launching his own Sugarlands moonshine product.

Full press release here.

October – Roaming Man 10th Edition

Roaming Man Edition 10 pre-sale began in October! Like all editions released in the past, it sold out the day of its release.

Roaming Man Edition 10 was barrel-aged for three years and six months in 53-Gallon American white oak barrels with staves 24 months air-dried. This unaged rye whiskey went into barrels on January 16, 2017, at an average entry proof of 115.1°. Roaming Man brought home these awards in 2020:

  • Bartender Spirits Awards – Gold Medal
  • MicroLiquor Spirit Awards – Triple Gold
  • North American Bourbon Liquor Awards – Gold
  • Critics Challenge Awards – Gold
  • San Diego International Spirits Competition – Double Gold
  • San Diego Spirits Festival International Competition – Gold
  • Sunset Spirits Competition – Best of American Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Fifty Best – Double Gold
  • PR%F Awards – 100 points

In efforts to continue to prioritize transparency around our craft, we take pride in sharing the research, discovery, and distillation process of how Roaming Man is made and what makes each bottle of our Tennessee whiskey so unique. Go Beyond the Barrel at Discover more about your unique bottle by registering it to view your edition’s unique gas chromatogram – detailing your spirit before and after it enters our American white oak barrels, as well as other remarkable details that went into making your bottle.

Be sure to sign up for our Whiskey Club to be among the first to find out about early release access & announcements in 2021.

September – Atlanta Braves

After announcing our new partnership with Chipper Jones, it was a no-brainer to partner with the Atlanta Braves.

New “Proud Partner of the Atlanta Braves” brings award-winning Moonshine to fans at Truist Park

As part of this partnership, Truist Park will be the new home for Sugarlands Distilling Company at Chipper’s Corner, a lounge for fans to enjoy a cocktail and refreshments behind third base, where Chipper made history for the Braves. In addition to the lounge, Sugarlands will have a significant presence throughout Truist Park and The Battery Atlanta. This will include a branded mobile cart that serves signature seasonal cocktails, on-site game-day activations, being a presenting sponsor of an Atlanta Braves home series, and other engagement opportunities that will extend beyond the sport of baseball. We look forward to hanging out with y’all in Atlanta for the 2021 season!

Full press release here.

2020 Moonshare – Honoring America’s Heroes

When we first opened our doors, we knew setting up a way to give back to our community, as well as others who go above and beyond for their communities was important to us. Thus, MoonShare was created!

Moonshare is the give-back program of SDC that helps nonprofit organizations positively influence their communities through grants, fundraisers, and donations. Through this year’s Honoring America’s Heroes campaign, we’ve been able to support amazing organizations across the country that work diligently to support our military, veterans, police officers, and first responders. This year, we celebrated these twelve amazing organizations:

With your help, we have been able to give over $24,000 to our Honoring America’s Heroes honorees. Since 2014, Sugarlands has donated over $550,000 to nonprofits across the country.

It’s not too late to get your 2020 Moonshare shirt, for more information on this month’s spotlight head here.






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