The distillery was founded in 2016 by Distiller Howard Arvin. Arvin launched the brand as a way to distill and bottle his own brand of moonshine after being a dentist for 30 years.
The distillery is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, The facility itself has two distilling systems and a tasting room complete with signature cocktails for guests. The Moonshine is made with 100% locally grown corn and ingredients from surrounding areas.
The spirits of Kentucky Mountain Moonshine Distillery (image via Kentucky Mountain Moonshine Distillery)
“We are so glad to join the KDA, which, along with the members, have been so supportive over the years,” Arvin said in a prepared statement. “We appreciate the camaraderie and look forward to growing our business alongside these distinguished Kentucky distillers.”
Current products include 80 proof Kentucky Mountain Clear Moonshine, Kentucky Mountain Smokey Apple Pie Moonshine and Kentucky Mountain Smokey Cranberry Moonshine.
“Kentucky Mountain Moonshine embodies the entrepreneurial spirit we see so often in craft distilleries,” KDA President Eric Gregory said. “We appreciate the hard work Howard and his team have invested in our iconic industry and proudly welcome them to our growing family of Kentucky’s finest distillers.”
Kentucky Mountain Moonshine is the KDA’s 31st Craft-level member, aging less than 10,000 barrels a year.
Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.