Moonshiners

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  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 12 Seasons
  • 6.0  (1,508)

American History is an interesting, sometimes sordid tale, that relies on bloodshed, crime and sometimes illegal activities. That, while seemingly cold and callous is what the United States was built on; of course not exclusively, but it played a part. "Moonshiners", a show featured on the Discovery Channel, is a reality show the delves into the world of moonshine production. Moonshine, for those not in the know, is a type of alcohol that is made and sold without the legal licenses and authority. It is often created deep in the woods of the deep south. Moonshine is differentiated from other liquors by its distinct taste, high alcohol content. Moonshine is generally 180 proof to 190 proof. The show is currently in its second season. The first season and introductory episodes used footage from a 2002 documentary that took a look at modern-day bootlegging. The Documentary was aired on PBS and Discovery legally bought the rights to use it. The documentary took a look at illegal bootlegging operations and the reason people continue to produce such liquor regardless of the legal issues. The documentary featured a bootlegger who was arrested in 2009 for illegally distilling alcohol. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail and later committed suicide. The bootleggers shown in the show are believed to be "recreating" what one would do if they were bootlegging. The government of Virginia, were much of the show is being filmed, has stated publicly that if any illegal activity was actually taking place that arrests would be made. It would appear as though the Discovery Channel has recreated, for the public, the deep underbelly of a society that simply does not want to the world to know they exist. Regardless, "Moonshiners", is an interesting, captivating and thrilling look into one of the businesses that has quietly existed under the radar for decades and the culture that surrounds it. Moonshining, for some, isn't just a business or activity; it is a passed down tradition and a way of life.

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Hell-Bent Detective
7. Hell-Bent Detective
December 7, 2022
A police detective confronts Mark and Digger at the pump and doesn't mince words about his intent. Tickle and the Laws attempt to help as Josh's sanity erodes surviving in the woods. Tim and Howard construct a 19th century wood still from a giant log.
Long Arm of Kenny Law
6. Long Arm of Kenny Law
November 30, 2022
Fed up with canned food and hiding in the woods, Josh gets into trouble with Kenny Law. Popcorn's son proves as unpredictable as his notorious dad. Tim and Howard rediscover a lost recipe for log still whiskey invented by a Kentucky teenager in 1836.
More Cops Less Copper
5. More Cops Less Copper
November 23, 2022
Mark and Digger skirt the law and make scotch in a pot still designed by Popcorn Sutton. Mark, Huck and Amanda have their copper stolen while Richard and Daniel use game cameras to protect their stills.
The Harder They Fall
4. The Harder They Fall
November 16, 2022
After losing their water source, Mark and Digger attempt to dig out a centuries-old spring. Confounded by lumber prices, Josh tells Tickle and the Laws he can fell big timber for a 1000 gallon still. Richard and Daniel form a Master Distiller dream team.
High Price of Success
3. High Price of Success
November 9, 2022
It's the season 12 premiere and prices are going nuts. Mark and Digger discover they're under investigation by the law. Mike and Jerry recruit Popcorn Sutton's son and Josh goes into hiding when a fire marshal tracks the source of his house fire.
Rise of the Shine Economy
1. Rise of the Shine Economy
November 2, 2022
America's favorite outlaws launch an unprecedented new season and prices for ingredients are through the roof. Josh flees the law in the wake of a fire, Richard invades Mike's turf, and Mark and Digger face a police detective hellbent on taking them down.
Season 12 Kickoff Summit
101. Season 12 Kickoff Summit
November 6, 2022
Facing high prices, moonshiners kickoff a new season of innovation. Mark and Digger discover a police captain determined to catch them in the act. Josh goes on Iam when a fire marshal investigates his charred rental house. Richard invades Mike
Description

American History is an interesting, sometimes sordid tale, that relies on bloodshed, crime and sometimes illegal activities. That, while seemingly cold and callous is what the United States was built on; of course not exclusively, but it played a part. "Moonshiners", a show featured on the Discovery Channel, is a reality show the delves into the world of moonshine production.

Moonshine, for those not in the know, is a type of alcohol that is made and sold without the legal licenses and authority. It is often created deep in the woods of the deep south. Moonshine is differentiated from other liquors by its distinct taste, high alcohol content. Moonshine is generally 180 proof to 190 proof.

The show is currently in its second season. The first season and introductory episodes used footage from a 2002 documentary that took a look at modern-day bootlegging. The Documentary was aired on PBS and Discovery legally bought the rights to use it. The documentary took a look at illegal bootlegging operations and the reason people continue to produce such liquor regardless of the legal issues. The documentary featured a bootlegger who was arrested in 2009 for illegally distilling alcohol. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail and later committed suicide.

The bootleggers shown in the show are believed to be "recreating" what one would do if they were bootlegging. The government of Virginia, were much of the show is being filmed, has stated publicly that if any illegal activity was actually taking place that arrests would be made. It would appear as though the Discovery Channel has recreated, for the public, the deep underbelly of a society that simply does not want to the world to know they exist.

Regardless, "Moonshiners", is an interesting, captivating and thrilling look into one of the businesses that has quietly existed under the radar for decades and the culture that surrounds it. Moonshining, for some, isn't just a business or activity; it is a passed down tradition and a way of life.

Moonshiners is a series that is currently running and has 12 seasons (254 episodes). The series first aired on December 6, 2011.

Where to Watch Moonshiners

Moonshiners is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Moonshiners on demand at Philo and Amazon and Vudu and FuboTV and Microsoft Movies & TV and Google Play and Apple TV and Discovery and Pluto TV and.

  • Premiere Date
    December 6, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (1,508)