Chattanooga Native To Debut Sugarlands Distilling Company’s Moonshine At Nightfall Series

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Brent Thompson
Brent Thompson

Chattanooga native Brent Thompson will be on hand for the Nightfall series, kicking off Friday, along with several jars of craft quality moonshine produced by Sugarlands Distilling Company. 

The 1994 Red Bank High School graduate serves as the director of strategy for Gatlinburg-based Sugarlands Distilling Company, which held its highly-anticipated grand opening in March.

“I’m excited for our moonshine to be a part of the incredible Nightfall Concert Series this year alongside our friends at Chattanooga Whiskey Company,” said Thompson. “Our moonshine hits local shelves and restaurants later this month so this is a great opportunity for folks to enjoy our shine while listening to great music.”

Ned Vickers, president and co-owner of Sugarlands Distilling Company, says Mr. Thompson was the perfect fit to help bring the company to life.

“Brent’s a community-focused entrepreneur driven by building creative partnerships,” said Mr. Vickers. “With a professional career in hospitality and tourism operations, business management, and media production Thompson brings 20 years of start-up experience to our team.” 

The company boasts seven varieties of moonshine. The 100-proof product offerings include Silver Cloud, a traditional clear moonshine with smooth, mellow hints of sweet corn cotton, and Jim Tom Hedrick’s Unaged Rye, the “legal” version of TV personality and master moonshiner Jim Tom Hedrick. Five additional varieties include: Appalachian Apple Pie, Blockader’s Blackberry, Butterscotch Gold, Old Fashioned Lemonade and Southern Sweet Tea.

“I can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks when they try our shine at Nightfall,” said Mr. Thompson. “Plus, it’s always nice to come back home. I’m an East Tennessean for life.”


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