“Everything old is new again.” So goes a famous saying, and it could certainly apply to a couple of the latest darlings of the adult beverage world: “moonshine” and muscadine wines. A new spin on some old favorites will be offered Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6 – 9 p.m. as the South Carolina State Museum invites guests to explore the Palmetto State’s heritage of moonshining and muscadine wine-making at its second annual “Moonshine and Muscadines” tasting event.
The Dark Corner Distillery of Greenville, the state’s first legal moonshine micro-distillery, will be on hand to offer samples of hand-spirited un-aged corn whiskey and its newest spirit, gin. Hyman Vineyards of Conway, specializing in fine muscadine wines, and Palmetto Pickup Wines of Cowpens, whose wines are made from American and hybrid varietals, will conduct tastings of their wines and offer bottles for sale. Columbia’s own Bare Knuckle Champions will offer their distinctive, high energy blend of American folk-Celtic rock-bluegrass music throughout the evening, providing the perfect musical backdrop for a great evening of unique libations and delicious nibbles.