Production was extended to the UK in 1996, but was phased out in 1998. A similarly named but different-tasting product has been sold in the UK under the name Mountain Dew Energy since 2010 and in Ireland since the spring of 2011. The product was renamed in 2014 to simply ‘Mountain Dew’. As of 2009, Mountain Dew represented a 6.7 share of the carbonated soft drinks market in the US.In case of accident my blood type is mountain dew shirt Its competition includes The Coca-Cola Company’s Mello Yello and Surge, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s Sun Drop; Mountain Dew accounts for 80 of citrus soft drinks sold within the US.
Tennessee bottlers Barney and Ally Hartman developed Mountain Dew as a mixer in the 1940s.Soft drinks were sold regionally in the 1930s, and the Hartmans had difficulty in Knoxville obtaining their preferred soda to mix with liquor, preferably whiskey, so the two developed their own.Originally a 19th century generic term for whiskey, especially Highland Scotch whiskey, the Mountain Dew name was trademarked for the soft drink in 1948.
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Charles Gordon, who had partnered with William Swartz to bottle and promote Dr. Enuf, was introduced to Mountain Dew when he met the Hartman brothers on a train and they offered him a sample. Gordon and the Hartman brothers subsequently made a deal to bottle Mountain Dew by the Tri-Cities Beverage Corporation in Johnson City, Tennessee.The Hartman brothers also asked Coca-Cola for input on their soda. The Coca-Cola Company refused their offer.