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Grandaddy Mimm’s Authentic Moonshine became available in Florida on October 1, 2019, and to celebrate, owner Tommy Townsend will be offering tastings of the award-winning whiskey (for those of legal drinking age) in the company’s booth at the Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show in Panama City Beach’s Aaron Bessant Park November 6-9, 2019. Also a singer/songwriter, Townsend will be performing songs from his Turn Back The Clock album on the Emerald Coast Cruizin’ live music stage at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, November 9.
Townsend’s grandfather, Jack “Mimm” McClure, was a notorious moonshiner in Northeast Georgia from the 30s through the 60s. He had a reputation for making the smoothest moonshine in the area, and folks knew him as a generous and kind man who shouldn’t be crossed. Tommy was only two when Mimm passed away, but his legacy and his smooth moonshine recipe helped bring to market this successful new brand.
Grandaddy Mimm’s currently distills 10 products: 100-proof Corn Whiskey , 140-proof Mule Kickin’ 140 , 96-proof Handcrafted Peach and Handcrafted Blueberry Moonshine , 80-proof Authentic Apple and 40-proof Apple Brown Betty , Fresh Peach Cobbler , Wild Cherry Cobbler and Blueberry Cobbler Moonshine .
When not spending time at the Grandaddy Mimm’s distillery in Blairsville, Georgia, Townsend is on the road promoting Turn Back The Clock across the country. The album was produced by Shooter Jennings, who won a GRAMMY this year for producing Brandi Carlile’s By the Way, I Forgive You album with Dave Cobb. Released on the Black Country Rock label, the seven-song Turn Back The Clock album is available for streaming, download, cd and vinyl at www.bcrmedia.com .
For the last 10 years, Townsend has been the lead singer for Waymore’s Outlaws, a band made up of five former members of Waylon Jennings’ touring and recording band.
For additional information or tickets for the Emerald Coast Cruizin’, visit EmeraldCoastCruizin.com.
For details on Grandaddy Mimm’s, food and drink recipes using moonshine, visit GrandaddyMimms.com
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