Master distiller Tiny Roberson carries on the Appalachian tradition. Initially trained to distill drinking water from the sea by the Navy, he refined his technical skills by working over 12 years as a lab technician and analyst for two very large corporations. Using this knowledge and an interest in “fine tasting shine,” Tiny crafted small batches of “liquid sunshine” in his garage and shared his moonshine to an ever-growing fan base.
Tiny’s hobby became a business when one of his “fans” came back from vacation and brought him an order for 400 cases of his tasty shine. At the same time, the State of Tennessee began licensing select moonshine operations. Tiny immediately got the paperwork together and launched the business.
Roberson’s Mellomoon moonshine has won several awards including a platinum “Best of Show” award at the 2013/2014 World Beverage Competition and most recently a silver medal at the 2014 Craft Spirits Awards.
Stop in and say “hi” to Tiny.
½ qt cranberry juice
1 6 oz can frozen orange juice concentrate, defrosted
2 cups Mellomoon 100-proof Sippin’ Shine
Combine all of the ingredients in a large plastic container. Freeze for several hours. It will not freeze solid, but rather achieve the consistency of a slushy. Scoop into punch cups or wine glasses, serve and enjoy!
Until you sip our shine, you’ll never know what you’re missing out on! Come on down to East Tennessee Distillery in Piney Flats and get yourself some.
220 Piney Flats Rd,
Piney Flats, TN 37686