Longtime Partner Cathead Vodka Comes to NC!

inCatheadon June 14, 2016

We are so excited to share that our long-time partner, Cathead, is now selling their craft vodka in NC restaurants and ABC stores! Read below to find out more. What do you get when you combine a passion for fine spirits, live blues, and southern heritage? Cathead Vodka. Based out of Jackson, MS, Cathead is the first and oldest distillery in the state, producing small-batch craft vodkas. It was founded in 2010 by long-time friends Austin Evans and Richard Patrick who sought out to toss aside the remnants of prohibition (Mississippi was the last state to repeal in 1966) and build a company that truly honored their southern roots. They do this by offering deliciously southern vodka flavors (original, honeysuckle and pecan vodka!) and supporting the blues.

The Blues was born in the Deep South, and Cathead pays respect to this rich musical heritage through their generous philanthropic model. For each bottle of vodka they sell, $1 goes to organizations that support live blues music and artists. Music Maker is proud to be one of those partner organizations. Cathead also supports Music Maker in other ways, through various benefit events and booking gigs for our artists. We were especially honored when the Music Maker Blues Revue was asked to play at their grand opening event in Jackson.

Cathead Group Shot-1

“Cathead is thrilled to be in North Carolina, home of the Music Maker Relief Foundation, incredible music and now – Cathead Vodka!” – Austin Evans (Co-Founder, Cathead Vodka)

We cannot accomplish our mission without support of our partners, and Cathead is one of the most valuable partnerships that we have. We are so grateful for everything they do and so Music Maker would like to extend one big THANK YOU and WELCOME to our home state!

P.S. – We asked Cathead’s NC Market Manager, Owen Jones, for his favorite Cathead summer cocktail, so check out his mouth-watering recipe suggestions below. You should also visit their site for more info like “What is a cathead, anyway?”, even more delicious recipes, and where to find Cathead Vodka near you!

Keep it simple and classic:

catheaddrink“Mississippi Mule”

2oz Cathead Original or Honeysuckle Vodka

4oz Fresh Ginger Beer

Dash of Fresh Lime Juice

For the more advanced home bartender:

“The Hummingbird”

1.5 oz Cathead Honeysuckle

Muddled Cucumber

Splash of Lime Juice

¾ oz Agave Nectar

Top off with Prosecco

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