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Huckleberry Hideout Moonshine, 750mL and 50mL Sizes.
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THE MOB MUSEUM’S UNDERGROUND SPEAKEASY AND DISTILLERY RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS FOR HUCKLEBERRY HIDEOUT MOONSHINE
New Variety Awarded “Best of Class Moonshine”
LAS VEGAS (July 2023) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its house-distilled Huckleberry Hideout Moonshine received two prestigious awards in the 2023 Central Coast Wine and Spirits Competition as part of this year’s California Mid-State Fair.
In the category of invitational spirits made outside of California, The Mob Museum earned not only a Double Gold medal for its 60-proof Huckleberry Hideout Moonshine but also the designation of Best of Class Moonshine.
The Museum has also previously received acclaim for its premium spirits, being awarded a Double Gold medal for its Cinn-City Moonshine in the 2022 Central Coast Wine and Spirits Competition, a Double Gold medal for its house-distilled Signature Moonshine in 2019 by The Fifty Best and winning first place in the category of Best Moonshine at the 2020 International Whiskey Competition.
“With the recent launch of our newest moonshine variety, we are thrilled Huckleberry Hideout is already gaining recognition for its outstanding quality and flavor. This achievement is a testament to our unwavering dedication to crafting historical spirits that resonate with aficionados and enthusiasts alike,” said David Vondrasek, distillery manager, The Mob Museum.
ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA MID-STATE FAIR
The Fair opened in 1946 and was first known as the San Luis Obispo County Fair. The California Mid-State Fair is held annually and runs for 12 days. The Fair has hosted some of the biggest names in the music industry. Artists such as Aerosmith, Garth Brooks, Tom Petty, George Strait, Journey, Miranda Lambert, Rod Stewart, Justin Bieber, Jason Aldean, Cardi B, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney have all performed on the Main Grandstand Arena stage. Facilities are located at 2198 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles, California.
ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy, distillery and private VIP room in the basement of The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits but also had a profound, lasting impact on society, specifically making way for modern cocktail culture. A seasonal cocktail menu gives guests the opportunity to try contemporary takes on classic Prohibition-era cocktails. The menu and atmosphere have landed the speakeasy on several “best cocktail bars in Las Vegas” lists. Distillery tours allow participants to learn about Prohibition and its impact on a variety of spirits and drinking habits while tasting a few of the Museum’s moonshines. The distilling program has received various accolades, including Best Moonshine at the 2020 International Whiskey Competition. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side door to visitors who know the password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.
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ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery. The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums;” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History” and “Best Museum” by its 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards; one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas;” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada,” 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for “Best Las Vegas Attraction” in 2021, “Top Five Best History Museums in the United States” in 2021 and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits;” named “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734, visit themobmuseum.org, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.
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