CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FRIENDS AT PIEDMONT DISTILLERS
Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon, crafted by Piedmont Distillers Inc., has been named a “Hot Brand” by Impact Magazine. Midnight Moon grew sales from 10,000 cases in 2010 to 320,000 cases in 2013. They accounted for 2 out of every 3 jars of moonshine sold in the US and retail sales were in excess of $75 million for 2013.
Brands which earned a “Hot Brand” award maintained double-digit growth in each of the past three years, or were an established brand with at least 15% growth, or were a Top-10 brand with at least 5% growth in 2013 and at least 15% growth since 2010.
The “Hot Brand” Awards were presented at the Impact & Market Watch Hot Brand Awards Reception, held during the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 71st Annual Convention & Exposition in Las Vegas. Impact Magazine is created by M. Shanken Communications, a leading publisher in the U.S. wine & spirits industry known for such magazines as Wine Spectator, Market Watch, Food Arts, and Cigar Aficionado.