In 2005, Piedmont Distillers introduced its first legal moonshine, Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine. Distilled in the heart of North Carolina by the only legal spirits distillery in the state, Catdaddy embraces the artistry, folklore and craft of its illegal cousins. Even the name is entrenched in history. Legend has it only the best moonshine earned the right to be called “The Catdaddy.”
Every batch is born in an authentic, copper still and is crafted in small batches. Catdaddy is made from American corn, 80 proof and triple distilled to deliver an ultra-smooth drinking experience. Cataddy’s one-of-a-kind flavor comes from a secret recipe using ingredients not found in any other spirit. Joe Michalek, Founder and President of Piedmont Distillers, won’t tell you what’s in it, but he will tell you the taste is a little sweet with a hint of spice. Michalek says, “It’s fun to watch someone try Catdaddy for the first time. The response is usually the same. First they’ll say, “Wow, that’s good”, then “It’s really smooth” and finally, “What is that taste?” The taste is familiar, but people can’t put their finger on it. All they know is that they like it.”
Catdaddy can be sipped straight or mixed to create a number of cocktails. Its most popular cocktails include the Kitty Cosmo, Catdaddy & Cola or Catdaddy & Irish Cream. Catdaddy has been embraced by a number of leading mixologists who seek to make new cocktail creations for patrons. Catdaddy has even been used by some the best eateries to create culinary treats such as, french onion soup, crème brule, caramel sauce and marinade for ribs and chicken.
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