Moonshine Mayhem

Sep 16, 2015 on National Geographic (US) at 9:00 PM


Black market moonshine is big business — high-proof, low-cost, untaxed and illegal. But the law is cracking down and urban bootleggers are bringing fresh competition. It’s the first day of the whiskey-making season for one expert moonshiner. Rosco ne... (more)eds two key elements for a successful and lucrative operation — secrecy and water. He’s found the perfect hidden site deep in the traditional heart of moonshine production: the southern Appalachian Mountains. But 700 miles southwest, in Holmes County, Mississippi, there’s a special police unit cracking down on ’shiners like Rosco.

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