North Carolina-Cherry Bounce-December 29

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-December 29

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special. Everyday this year I am doing a post on what I have learned new.

I have a couple of good friends from Rutherford County and I stumbled across a post from a blog called TravelingFleaCircus on Word Press that chronicled some history from there.


I don’t know much about the author other than the blog features traveling with multiple dogs, reviews of attractions, parks and restaurants, interesting places and histories. I think that travelingfleacircus and one of my faithful followers adventuredawgs should get together.

The post I was intrigued with was about a man from Rutherford County called Amos Owens who gained notoriety for his moonshine called Cherry Bounce.

Mr. Owens shown below.


Apparently Amos had a recipe for shine that included honey from his own bees, whiskey from his own stills, and the abundance of wild cherries that covered his mountain. This recipe earned him the nickname “Cherry Bounce King”.

His notoriety is left to tourists who want to explore the “Cherry Bounce Trail”.

If you want to read the entire blog post on Amos Owens and Cherry Bounce go to the link below.






One comment

  1. What the what?! Cherry Bounce? Honey and whiskey and cherries! And a trail? Why am I only hearing of this now?? 😉

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