Moonshine has always been around in “these here” parts. In fact, ‘shine has put Tennessee on the map with famous folks like Popcorn Sutton, a third generation moonshiner from Cocke County. According to the website about Sutton, Popcorn was “well known throughout the South and beyond for making the best damn ‘likker’ anyone had ever tasted.” Now, moonshine sells under the name of Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey, but it’s still known as ‘shine!
Moonshine is now popping up all over East Tennessee, especially in the Gatlinburg area.
Folks take home a bottle or two, along with a t-shirt, coaster, refrigerator magnet — you name it. Seems like moonshine is pretty popular these days. Lots of folks taking a shine to it!
So, Ailsa, thanks for posting your Travel theme: Shine on your blog Where’s My Backpack. Just gives us a chance to think outside the box — or the still, if you will.
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Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine: http://olesmoky.com/about/craft
Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey: http://www.popcornsuttonswhiskey.com/about
Mountain Moonshine (West Virginia) : http://www.mountainmoonshine.com/
Article: “Moonshine is Growing in the U. S., and Big Whiskey Wants a Taste.” (May 27, 2013). TIME. Retrieved from: http://business.time.com/2013/05/27/moonshine-is-growing-in-the-u-s-and-big-whiskey-wants-a-taste/