Exclusive Moonshine Flavors
When you’re in the mood for something special, stop by our Downtown Kingsport distillery where we have nine high-quality moonshines for you to taste and purchase. Along with our nine moonshines we distill, we hope you’ll try our award-winning Hook and Ladder Original Recipe 100 Proof. Ask for a taste of the Original Recipe along with our Backdraft Spiced Rum and Private Reserve Peach Whiskey. Some of the favorites of our high-quality moonshines include the Cinnaburn, Salted Watermelon, and Mango! Remember… we’ve got you covered with the perfect drink for every occasion.
First Alarm Vodka
Get hooked on this award-winning craft vodka from Hook and Ladder Distillery. Hook and Ladder Distillery is proud of our award-winning First Alarm Vodka. This smooth spirit can be enjoyed neat or mixed for your favorite drink! You'll experience crisp, clean taste with a sophisticated finish. One sip is all it takes to know that you're drinking a quality spirit.
Orange Dreamsickle Moonshine
Kingsport's Hook and Ladder Distillery Orange DreamSickle Moonshine tastes like dessert. Our Original Recipe 100 Proof moonshine is steeped in natural orange flavors that are sweet, with just enough cream added to make it refreshing on hot days or after dinner cocktails. Enjoy pure bliss without any guilt attached!
Ready to be the talk of your next party? Hook and Ladder Distillery has Mango Moonshine, a delicious drink that will have everyone asking for more! Hook and Ladder Distillery brings the flavor with our Mango Moonshine. Made from a combination of 100 Proof Original Recipe Moonshine and natural mango flavoring, it creates an unforgettable experience in every sip. Ready to dazzle your taste buds? Grab a bottle today!
140 Fire Moonshine
Our 140 Fire Moonshine boasts sweet flavors of molasses and soy mill, complemented by a clean finish that will have you ready for anything! Our award-winning spirit won Silver status at the Denver International Spirits Competition in 2016. We're confident that anyone who tries this delicious spirit won't be disappointed, either.
Salted Watermelon Moonshine
The only thing better than biting into a juicy slice of watermelon is drinking it straight outta the bottle. Salted Watermelon Moonshine is the perfect way to brighten your day. With its unique blend of natural watermelon flavors and a hint or salt, every drop will have you feeling like summertime has finally arrived! Make your summertime a little brighter with our award-winning flavored moonshine! Our Salted Watermelon Shine was awarded the Bronze medal at the Denver International Spirits Competition in 2017.
Salted Caramel Moonshine
Our Salted Caramel Shine has been created with the subtly salty-sweet taste of indulgent salted caramels in mind. Salted Caramel Moonshine is smooth enough to sip, no chaser needed. This flavor sells out fast, but you’ll see why. This indulgent combination is the perfect complement to our 100 proof Original Recipe Moonshine. You'll savor every sip of this unforgettable crafted spirit. If you feel like trying something new, you’ll want to make a Firemen’s S’More. It’s the perfect combination of fire and lightning. Take a marshmallow and dip it in a shot of salted caramel shine. Hold it over your fire pit to watch your marshmallow ignite, blow it out, then take a bite!
Banana Pudding Moonshine
Nothing speaks of classic southern cooking more than banana pudding! This dessert is loved by many for its sweet flavors combining vanilla wafers, whipped cream and bananas. Our Banana Pudding shine honors this quintessential dessert with a blend of our distillery’s 100 proof Original Recipe Moonshine and all the natural flavors you’d expect to experience - whipped cream, vanilla wafers, and bananas.
Single Barrel Select Aged 3 years
Using the same mash build as our moonshine, we take our spirits and age them in 53-gallon white oak barrels with a medium char and let them age for 3 years. The spirit is then taken directly from the barrel cut down to 100 proof with distilled water and bottled. We do not blend the 3-year, ensuring subtle differences between each uncorked barrel. Stay tuned for our next Single Barrel Select run. As the product name states, we only uncork one barrel, so availability goes quickly!
Private Reserve Bourbon Whiskey
This Private Reserve Bourbon Whiskey is aged in small to medium charred white oak barrels. Straight from the still, we fill these vessels with our 140 Fire moonshine and let it age for a full year to give you that sweet taste of caramel alongside notes of smooth charred oak.
You can't go wrong when you add honey to moonshine. Hook and Ladder's Honey Moonshine has been made with a precise combination of clover honey, complementing our 100 Proof Original Recipe moonshines perfectly! Just fill up any glass for an unforgettable drink that goes with everything from champagne to soda. Pour your glass and enjoy!
100 Proof Original Recipe Moonshine
The distinctive flavor of our 100 Proof Original Recipe Moonshine is created from a unique combination that starts with cutting our 140 Fire shine with filtered water. This process reduces some sweetness while enhancing the traditional corn and oat flavors in our mash. This 100 Proof Original Recipe Moonshine was awarded a Gold medal at the Denver International Spirits Competition in 2017.
Strawberry Lemonade Moonshine
Hook and Ladder Distillery has the perfect craft moonshine for your adult lemonade stand. Strawberry Lemonade Moonshine is made from a blend of our 100 Proof Original Recipe Moonshine with strawberry and lemon natural flavors. Take a sip and you’ll experience a taste of pure summertime with its blend of sweet strawberries dipped in freshly cut lemons. When you're craving something light yet satisfying, get your jar of Strawberry Lemonade Shine and take a long sip of this tasty mixture during those hot summers!
We're proud to present you with our deliciously award-winning Cinnaburn Moonshine. We blend the perfect combination of vanilla and cinnamon for an experience like no other! Topped off beautifully in your favorite drink, it can be enjoyed on its own or as part of a mixed cocktail. The Bronze medal at the Denver International Spirits Competition in 2016 was presented to our Cinnaburn Moonshine.
BackdrAFT SPICED RUM
Our Backdraft Rum is distilled from fermented molasses and cane sugar. We distill not once but twice as we begin our nine-month-long production. First, we refine it once in a pot still, then move it to a 6-plated column still and filter it through carbon. The Spirit is then aged for 6 months in one of our recently emptied 53-gallon white oak barrels that contained our 3-year single barrel select bourbon. The rum is then barreled into a newly opened 5.3-gallon barrel that previously held our private reserve bourbon and aged an additional 3 months. Finally, our rum is unbarreled and spiced with eight natural spices for 2 months, including coffee, Madagascar vanilla bean, orange peel, cinnamon, Jamaican allspice, dried apricots, dried cherries, and black peppercorns.
Private Reserve Peach Whiskey
We’ve taken the Private reserve bourbon whiskey that has been loved by so many and made it even better. By taking 100 percent real peach nectar we have reduced the heat and enhanced the sweet making our Private Reserve Peach perfect for summer cocktails and camp fire sipping.
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Plan Your Visit
The Hook and Ladder Distillery is more than just a place to discover a new favorite drink. It’s also home to some very interesting decor, with an emphasis on firefighting memorabilia that features throughout the space! We invite you to take some time checking out the old fireman turnout coats hanging from our rafters and vintage extinguishers lining our wall.