The Moonshiners on Discovery Channel is one of my most favorite shows, so I couldn’t resist to share Season One I found on Youtube with you guys!
Moonshiners is an American reality-television series on the Discovery Channel that dramatizes the practice of individuals who produce moonshine, an alcoholic beverage that when made and sold without permits and taxes paid is illegal. The alcohol runs to about 180 proof. The series documents their practice, law-evading techniques and life.
Virginia authorities have stated that no illegal liquor is being produced. The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said in March 2012 that, “”If illegal activity was actually taking place, the Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement would have taken action.”
Portions of the show that feature Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton were taken from the documentary The Last One, by Neal Hutcheson. Hutcheson’s documentary was filmed and released prior to Popcorn Sutton’s arrest, conviction for illegally distilling liquor and possession of a firearm as a felon, and subsequent suicide.