Federal agents still raid distilleries much like they did during Prohibition, and making any amount of moonshine at home is not only illegal, it's a felony that can carry up to five years in prison. The result is a market dominated by a few big names, where would-be craftsmen are forced to hide their work.
And yet, despite the danger, America is in the midst of "moonshine renaissance," in which a new wave of hipster hobbyists has joined with old-time 'shiners to flout the law and do what they love to do.Read more »
My documentary on the history of the Appalachia folk and their Scottish and Irish roots lead to their anti authority spirit. How some simple hill folk from the southern mountains have been living free for over 200 years without the letting the government tell them how to live. We also examine the defiant history of Moonshine bootleggers and the legendary Marijuana Growers of the hills.Read more »
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