L to R: The Underground Speakeasy and Distillery’s
Cinn-City Moonshine and Ginger Jake Moonshine.
(Photos Courtesy of The Mob Museum)
THE MOB MUSEUM’S UNDERGROUND SPEAKEASY AND DISTILLERY RECEIVES TWO PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS IN CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION FOR ITS HOUSE-DISTILLED MOONSHINE
Moonshine Awarded Double Gold, Silver in Spirits Category
LAS VEGAS (July 2022) –The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its house-distilled moonshine received two prestigious awards in the 2022 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 Museum earned Double Gold for its 100 proof Cinn-City Moonshine naturally flavored with cinnamon and brown sugar and Silver for its Ginger Jake Moonshine featuring citrus notes and a gingery snap. Both varieties are crafted in-house in The Underground’s custom-made, copper-pot still.
“The team worked hard to create these two distinctive moonshine recipes so we are thrilled to receive such notable awards,” said Ashley Miller, vice president of sales, marketing and communications for The Mob Museum. “With so many outstanding spirits at the California Mid-State Fair, it is an honor to receive these two designations.”
The Museum has also previously received acclaim for its premium spirits, being awarded 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.
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 experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display 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 and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.
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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