Madison, NC - The only "legal" distillery of Moonshine in the state of North Carolina resides in Madison. Piedmont Distillers was founded by Joe Michalek in December of 2004. They released "Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine" in September of 2005.
Two years later they were looking to introduce a new product and they turned to legendary NASCAR driver and noted bootlegger Junior Johnson. Using his fathers recipe they concocted "Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon"
The company continues to garner national attention and in 2009, "Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine" was given to all Grammy nominees in their gift bags.
Currently the products can be found in twenty-one states and just recently they introduced a new product called "Lightning Moon Lemonade".