CELEBRATE NATIONAL MOONSHINE DAY THURSDAY, JUNE 6 IN THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM
LAS VEGAS (June 2019) – The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum featuring a fully operational distillery and speakeasy, will pull out all the stops to host a celebration on National Moonshine Day on Thursday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to midnight. Guests will experience an authentic and interactive celebration of the distinctive national holiday at The Underground with distillery tours, spirit tastings and cocktail demonstrations featuring The Underground’s signature, house-distilled moonshine.
During the 13 years Prohibition lasted, the demand for moonshine and other illegal liquor remained strong across the country creating big business for organized crime groups, such as Al Capone’s notorious Chicago Outfit and many more. The onsite distillery in The Underground produces a traditional, high quality moonshine using a 100 percent corn mash. Distillery staff demonstrate each step of the process to teach guests about the manufacturing of liquor, as well as the history of bootlegging and moonshine’s place in Prohibition. National Moonshine Day, The Underground makes the perfect location to get into “the spirit” of the occasion.
Festivities and specials on National Moonshine Day to include:
- Distillery tours and tastings
- Souvenir moonshine bottle discounts
- Moonshine cocktails and flavored moonshine infusion flights (Regular, Cinn-City and Ginger Jake), both offered for $10
- Cocktail demonstrations
- Live evening entertainment provided by The Old Fashions from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Underground is sponsored by Zappos. Free entry granted at the speakeasy side door with the password: Hooch. All guests must be 21 and older.
For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM MOONSHINE
Distilled onsite in the Museum’s basement in a 60-gallon, custom-made copper-pot still, The Underground’s award-winning moonshine is the smoothest the liquor gets, made with 100% corn and bottled at 50% ABV. Available for purchase year-round in 750 mL, 375 mL and 50 mL sizes.
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, interactive 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. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, 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,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.
Christina Cober/ Erika Pope
The Vox Agency
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