Master Distiller

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  • 2020
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.7  (20)

Three competitors faceoff in a series of challenges focused on making a specific type of spirit, including American whiskey, rum, gin, mountain brandy, and mezcal among others. Beyond the necessary amount of skill required to complete the challenges, these competitors will need to prove their knowledge of the craft and demonstrate profound creativity as they convert raw local ingredients into authentic, handcrafted spirits that will impress the most seasoned of distilling experts. The champion of each episode will receive a limited release of their winning recipe through Sugarlands Distilling Co.

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Battle of the Judges
10. Battle of the Judges
March 2, 2021
Tim Smith challenges Mark and Digger to a moonshine-making rematch. Hot stills and hotter heads clash as all three legends face off to see who can bring the best jar of moonshine to the table and win the ultimate bragging rights.
Pot-Still Vodka
9. Pot-Still Vodka
February 23, 2021
Outlaw and legal distillers compete to make Vodka, once the secret to surviving a Russian winter, and now America's most-consumed spirit. Mark, Digger and Tim judge as distillers design their own stills and mash in their own raw ingredients.
George Washington Rye
8. George Washington Rye
February 16, 2021
Three distillers compete to make a recipe created by George Washington himself. Judged by legends Mark, Digger and Tim, only one competitor can earn the prestigious title of Master Distiller for producing the first president's own signature liquor.
Ultra High Proof
7. Ultra High Proof
February 9, 2021
Distillers compete to make a Prohibition-era classic; moonshine up to an ultra-high 180 proof; building their own stills and mash; judging are Mark, Digger, Tim and guest Mark Rogers.
Spirit of the South
6. Spirit of the South
February 2, 2021
Distillers compete to make peach brandy; a spirit so prized in the Old South it was once more popular than whiskey; judged by Mark, Digger and Tim.
Gin Craze
5. Gin Craze
January 26, 2021
Legal and outlaw distillers compete to make gin, a notorious spirit with medieval roots that is still prized in the backwoods today. Judged by legendary shiners Mark, Digger and Tim, only one can earn the title of Master Distiller.
Battle of the Backwoods
4. Battle of the Backwoods
January 19, 2021
Judged by legends Mark, Digger and Tim, three of America's favorite moonshiners, Josh Owens, Mark Rogers and up-and-comer Daniel Maner compete to see who makes Appalachia's most authentic backwoods shine and win a rare jar of Popcorn Sutton's liquor.
Navy Strength Rum
3. Navy Strength Rum
January 12, 2021
Outlaw shiners and legal distillers compete to distill true Navy Strength Rum, but the bar for entry is 114-proof. With Tickle as honorary pirate and judged by shiners Mark, Digger and Tim, only one distiller can earn the title of Master Distiller.
Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
2. Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
January 5, 2021
Mark, Digger and Tim judge as three amateur distillers compete to make the world's most notorious spirit - absinthe. Building stills of their own design and mashing in from raw ingredients, only one will earn the title of Master Distiller.
High Proof Cherry Bounce
1. High Proof Cherry Bounce
December 29, 2020
Legal and outlaw distillers compete to make a 300-year-old spirit called Cherry Bounce, a favorite drink of George Washington, nearly lost to time. Josh Owens, whose family kept the recipe alive for generations in the backwoods, joins as guest judge.
Description

Three competitors faceoff in a series of challenges focused on making a specific type of spirit, including American whiskey, rum, gin, mountain brandy, and mezcal among others. Beyond the necessary amount of skill required to complete the challenges, these competitors will need to prove their knowledge of the craft and demonstrate profound creativity as they convert raw local ingredients into authentic, handcrafted spirits that will impress the most seasoned of distilling experts. The champion of each episode will receive a limited release of their winning recipe through Sugarlands Distilling Co.

Master Distiller is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (15 episodes). The series first aired on March 3, 2020.

Where to Watch Master Distiller

Master Distiller is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Master Distiller on demand at Philo, Amazon, Discovery, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    March 3, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    8.7  (20)