Saturday, December 10, 2011


I think I found a new favorite show - Moonshiners on Discovery.

Tim, the protagonist, is the chief of the volunteer fire department and a moonshiner. The cameras follow him as he prepares his operation for moonshine season in the Appalachians.On the other side you have Jesse, an agent with Virginia's alcohol beverage control who's trying to shut down the moonshiners. Jesse and his fellow officers are concerned because the state isn't getting their pound of flesh from the folks distilling whiskey deep in the woods.

And, since Jesse's a cop, he believes that moonshine is a gateway drug into the world of violent crime. I get the feeling that they teach that at the police academy.

It's a fascinating look at a whole different lifestyle.

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