Date: November 08, 2011
TricorBraun Sources Glass Jug 4 Original Moonshine
by Michael L. Drohlich
White lightning struck again with the introduction of The Original MOONSHINE clear corn whiskey that is marketed in a bootlegger-style jug sourced by TricorBraun, one of North America’s largest providers of jars, bottles and rigid packaging.
TricorBraun facilitated the design and manufacture of the prohibition-style whiskey jug for the Stillhouse Distillery LLC, and won a bronze award for its originality at the 2011 National Association of Container Distributor’s annual competition.
The 750-ml rustic, flint glass container’s neck features the customary XXXX along with a looped, glass finger-handle to resemble a prohibition-era moonshine jug that would have made Pretty Boy Floyd smile.
While the jug has a roaring twenties appearance, it capitalizes on contemporary packaging strategies to advance the Original MOONSHINE brand. “Stillhouse Moonshine” is embossed around the bottom-diameter of the jug and the brand’s howling wolf logo is etched in the bottle’s shoulder. The bottom is embossed with the Stillhouse name and logo so fellow-drinkers can identify the brand.
The label is clear film with a three-color decoration. The jug’s bar-top closure features a 45-mm closure disk that has the appearance of weathered copper and displays the brand’s logo. It uses a synthetic cork.
TricorBraun (www.tricorbraun.com) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of rigid packaging. It has more than 40 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia. The company’s primary focus is on packaging for personal care; cosmetics; healthcare; food and beverages; as well as industrial and household chemicals.
Stillhouse LLC was founded in 2010 and is located in Culpeper, VA. The Original MOONSHINE clear corn whiskey is 80-proof and is distilled from locally-grown corn in a prohibition-era copper pot still.