Light it up: Firefly Distillery introduces Moonshine

  • Monday, April 1, 2013

Firefly Moonshine


Firefly Distillery co-founders Jim Irvin and Scott Newitt announce the launch of Firefly Moonshine. Distilled out of South Carolina pride, Firefly Moonshine is a raw southern spirit from the creators of the original Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka.

Firefly Moonshine is produced in six flavors: White Lightning, Apple Pie, Caramel, Cherry, Strawberry and Peach. They are between 41.1 and 100.7 proof; 20.55 percent and 50.35 percent alcohol by volume.

Each has a unique flavor that delivers on Lowcountry character yet packs a punch. Jim Irvin and Scott Newitt have been experimenting with a variety of regional flavors ever since they built their first homemade still.

When Irvin and Newitt started building the Firefly Distillery, they made a crude still in Irvin’s workshop. As he tells it, “We started with a 55 gallon stainless steel tank and some old pipes. Then we worked on many original recipes until we perfected the very first sweet tea vodka, Firefly. Since that time, we’ve cooked up many fine spirits and some really good moonshine too.”

Newitt adds, “When we first started making the Firefly Moonshine, we kept it to ourselves. It was a ‘distillery secret’ that only a few people knew about. But it tasted so good our ‘Firefly insiders’ kept asking for it. So we decided it was time to share the good stuff and make it available across the U.S.”

Firefly Moonshine sales kicked off at the Distillery Tasting Room in mid-February and it was introduced statewide later in the month. At this time, it is on its way to licensed liquor distributors, retailers, bars and restaurants nationwide.

Firefly Moonshine is easy to serve and drink. Enjoy it straight out of the jar, in mixed drinks or make up a big batch of “DIY Firefly Punch.”

This recipe makes 55 servings, 6 oz. drinks:

1 jar Firefly White Lightning Moonshine

2 jars of any flavor of Firefly Moonshine

2 gallons of your favorite juice(s)

Fresh fruit

Mix in pitcher or tub

For more Firefly Moonshine information and interaction, post your pictures, recipes and comments on the Firefly web and social media sites and look for “insider info” on: www.Fireflymoonshine.com, www.facebook.com/fireflymoonshine,


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