The original Mountain Dew was created in Johnson City, hence the name for the new malt product

The original Mountain Dew was created in Johnson City, hence the name for the new malt product

PepsiCo is planning to launch a new malt-flavoured version of Mountain Dew in a select number of US cities from next month, the company has confirmed. 

Mountain Dew Johnson City Gold will be sold at 7 Eleven and Kroger Co. stores from late August in some mid-west cities, in addition to Denver, Charlotte and North Carolina, the company said. The malt-flavoured drink, with a hint of lemon-lime, is named after Johnson City, Tennessee, where original Mountain Dew was created.

Mountain Dew Johnson City Gold is expected to sell for around US$1.49 for a 16oz can.  

Last month, PepsiCo launched a US marketing campaign for its original Mountain Dew, using the brand's tie-in with the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.