There’s a small-batch distillery where seven generations of moonshining family history is being bottled in Asheville, North Carolina. Howling Moon Distillery is telling their family’s story the only way they know how, with award-winning moonshine.
Founded by Cody Bradford in 2010, Howling Moon Distillery can trace its moonshining roots back to the early 1800s, and the moonshine they are currently making stems from an heirloom family recipe. Cody’s lineage of moonshiners includes the infamous North Carolina gang leader Hiram Wilson. It’s said that Hiram was so fearsome that he openly distilled moonshine in his yard, and no one batted an eye.
Each batch of Howling Moon Distillery’s award-winning moonshine is hand-made from local, North Carolinian white corn and real fruit. Their line of craft moonshines is punctuated by flavored bottles, including Apple Pie, Peach and Strawberry. Taste Howling Moon Distillery’s uncommon offerings and you’ll find an authentic moonshining story, history and taste.

White Mule


Ingredients:
  • 1 shot St. Elder
  • 1-2 shots Howling Moon Mountain Moonshine
  • 12 oz. Ginger ale or ginger beer
  • Natural Elderflower Liqueur
Directions:
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

Hot Apple Toddy


Ingredients:
  • Apple Cider
  • Apple Pie Moonshine
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Ground cloves (optional)
Directions:
Either microwave or heat one gallon of Apple Cider in an appropriate container. Then add between 375 ml/750 ml Howling Moon Apple Pie Moonshine to the Apple Cider. Mix one teaspoon of ground cloves per gallon of Apple Cider. Pour in glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Peach Lightning


Ingredients:
  • 2 oz. Howling Moon Peach Moonshine
  • 6 oz. Sprite
  • Triple sec
Directions:
Mix one or two shots Howling Moon Peach Moonshine, 6 oz of Sprite, and a splash of Triple Sec.

Strawberry Moon


Ingredients:
  • 12 oz. Sprite
  • 3 oz. Howling Moon Strawberry Moonshine
  • Grenadine
  • Maraschino Cherry
Directions:
Mix chilled sprite with Howling Moon Strawberry Moonshine. Add a heavy splash of Grenadine. Garnish with Maraschino cherries.