Moonshiners: Master Distiller

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  • 2020
  • 5 Seasons

Moonshiners: Master Distiller is a television show produced and aired by Discovery Channel. It is the spin-off of another popular TV series called Moonshiners, which follows the stories of illegal moonshiners in the United States. The show first premiered on November 27, 2019, and has aired 13 episodes as of January 27, 2021.

As the name suggests, Moonshiners: Master Distiller is all about the art of distilling moonshine, the popular alcoholic beverage also known as white lightning or mountain dew. Unlike its parent show, which focuses on the illegal production and distribution of moonshine, Master Distiller portrays the craft in a legal and regulated context.

The show follows a group of experienced and skilled distillers as they compete against each other to create the best possible moonshine flavor. Each episode features a series of challenges that test the contestants' expertise, creativity, and attention to detail.

One of the most exciting aspects of the show is the variety of moonshine recipes that the contestants present. From traditional corn-based moonshine to fruit-infused variants and even experimental flavors, the show offers an excellent opportunity for viewers to learn about the rich and diverse history of this popular beverage.

The series is hosted by Mark Rogers, a renowned moonshiner himself, who guides the contestants through the challenges and provides expert feedback on their creations. Mark's down-to-earth personality and extensive knowledge of the craft make him an engaging and relatable host, and his commentary adds an extra layer of depth to the show.

Another highlight of Moonshiners: Master Distiller is the attention it pays to the technical aspects of moonshine production. The show features detailed explanations of the distillation process, including how to properly measure the alcohol content, how to control the temperature, and how to choose the right ingredients.

The level of detail and expertise displayed in each episode is impressive and informative, and viewers with an interest in home brewing or distilling will find the show especially engaging. Even those without any prior knowledge of the craft will appreciate the educational value of the show and gain an understanding of the level of care and precision required to create high-quality moonshine.

Overall, Moonshiners: Master Distiller is an engaging and educational show that offers a fresh perspective on the art of distilling moonshine. The combination of entertaining challenges, expert commentary, and detailed technical explanations make it a must-watch for fans of the genre and newcomers alike.

As of January 2021, the show has not been renewed for a new season, but given its popularity and critical acclaim, fans are hopeful that it will return in the near future. If you're looking for an entertaining and informative show about the world of moonshine, Moonshiners: Master Distiller is definitely worth a watch.

Moonshiners: Master Distiller is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (80 episodes). The series first aired on March 3, 2020.

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Ultimate Bootlegger
21. Ultimate Bootlegger
May 3, 2023
Josh, Tim and Mark devise a challenge to find the ultimate bootlegger. With guest judge Rusty Wallace, three backwoods builders customize tricked-out cars to hide a thousand bucks worth of shine and deliver it undamaged without getting caught by the law.
Amanda vs. Richard vs. Tater
20. Amanda vs. Richard vs. Tater
March 15, 2023
When Spring comes, everything is at stake for backwoods shiners. Outlaw champions Amanda, Richard and Tater compete to make the top spirit with this Spring's best ingredients as judged by Mark, Digger and guest judge Mike.
Delicious but Expired
19. Delicious but Expired
March 8, 2023
Digger takes three distillers to a local farm to select ingredients for their mash from containers of expired produce. With Mark and Tim joining at the judges table, competitors fire up their stills to turn culled crops into top shelf spirits.
Still Builder Showdown
18. Still Builder Showdown
March 1, 2023
In the first-ever combo competition, three craftsmen-distillers compete to build working stills from raw sheet copper while mashing in a run of liquor from scratch ingredients. With catastrophic failure at stake, winning comes down to the final jar.
Race to the Finish Line
17. Race to the Finish Line
February 22, 2023
With the title on the line, Team Petty and Team Gaughan summon their bootlegging heritage to run championship liquor. But as the competition heats up on the stills, Mark and Tim face off on the track, leaving one shiner crashing into the wall.
Stock Car Champions
16. Stock Car Champions
February 15, 2023
"The King" Richard Petty and racing champions Thad Moffitt and Brendan Gaughan team up with moonshine legends Mark, Digger and Tim in a backroads reunion 90 years in the making. Only one team will earn the honorary title of Master Distiller.
Presidents' Day
15. Presidents' Day
February 8, 2023
In honor of all the past presidents who dabbled in distilling, moonshiners Josh, Howard and Kelly compete to make the best jar of a recently discovered presidential liquor recipe that was so tasty it may have led to the repeal of Prohibition.
Billion Buck Booze
14. Billion Buck Booze
February 1, 2023
To earn the title of Master Distiller and a stake in a booming billion-dollar ready-to-drink cocktail market, three legal and outlaw shiners compete to craft the best high-proof canned cocktail from scratch ingredients.
Armed Forces Face Off
13. Armed Forces Face Off
January 25, 2023
Tim, Mark and Digger judge the results as three US military veterans, who served their country overseas, battle to become the next Master Distiller. To nobody's surprise, Tickle takes on his duty as honorary drill sergeant a little too seriously.
Final Showdown Legal vs. Outlaw
12. Final Showdown Legal vs. Outlaw
January 18, 2023
Mark, Digger and Tim have saved one of the hardest distilling challenges for last in an epic tournament finale. Just one outlaw and one legal distiller remain to battle for liquor supremacy and no spirit raises the bar for a Master Distiller like grappa.
Dual at Dawn Legal vs. Outlaw
11. Dual at Dawn Legal vs. Outlaw
January 11, 2023
Mark, Digger and Tim devise a diabolical challenge as a pair of outlaw shiners face two legal distillers in battle for corn liquor supremacy. Facing double elimination, only one distiller from each side of the law will survive to face the final showdown.
Team Digger vs. Team Tim
10. Team Digger vs. Team Tim
January 4, 2023
Digger coaches three outlaw shiners as they face off against Tim's three legal distillers in a three-round ultimate elimination tournament designed to determine once and for all which side of the law makes the best high-proof spirits.
Family Feud
9. Family Feud
December 28, 2022
For the first time ever, families bring their inherited moonshine recipes to the Master Distiller arena. But when couples, siblings and a father-son team fire up stills together under the pressure of a ticking clock, sparks can fly in more ways than one.
Secret Santa Showdown
8. Secret Santa Showdown
December 21, 2022
Richard, Mike and Howard work on a Christmas spirit with the gifts from the frugal Secret Santa.
Bang for the Buck
7. Bang for the Buck
December 14, 2022
Mark, Digger and Tim taste the results as two outlaw shiners and a legal distiller take on record high prices in a competition to see who can make the best run of shine on a $30 budget. Only one will take home the title of Master Distiller.
Firehouse Flameout
6. Firehouse Flameout
December 7, 2022
Three firefighters famous for their shine compete to run their best off-duty recipes. Veteran firemen Tim and Mark taste the results and, along with Digger, pay tribute to the longstanding history between the brotherhoods of firefighting and moonshining.
American Agave
5. American Agave
November 30, 2022
By law, tequila and mezcal can only be made in Mexico, but outlaw distillers follow their own set of rules. Three of the best bring American ingenuity to a 500-year-old recipe, but only one will be named Master Distiller.
Tim's Thanksgiving Throwdown
4. Tim's Thanksgiving Throwdown
November 23, 2022
When Tim announces the first Thanksgiving actually took place in Virginia, Tickle smokes a Virginia ham in honor of the occasion, while champions Amanda, Richard and Daniel face off to run the best holiday liquor to complete the Thanksgiving feast.
Finger-Lickin' Shine
3. Finger-Lickin' Shine
November 16, 2022
When backwoods shiners and a professional distiller bring groundbreaking savory flavors to the competition, judges Mark, Digger and Tim are blown away by their original recipes for chocolate malt, loaded baked potato and Nashville hot chicken moonshine.
Big Box Store Showdown
2. Big Box Store Showdown
November 9, 2022
Two moonshiners and a pro distiller face off in a big box store challenge. With just three minutes to shop the discount aisles, each must turn bulk buys into a working mash then distill it into high-proof liquor. Only one will emerge as Master Distiller.
Prehistoric Shine
1. Prehistoric Shine
November 2, 2022
Three self-taught distillers compete to make whiskey from ancient grains.
Where to Watch Moonshiners: Master Distiller
Moonshiners: Master Distiller is available for streaming on the Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Moonshiners: Master Distiller on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 3, 2020