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Moonshiners have been around in the U.S. since the Whiskey Rebellion of the 1790s. Surprisingly, there are still a number of Americans who make moonshine -- an illegally produced distilled beverage -- mainly in the Appalachian region of the country. This docuseries tells the stories of people who brew their shine, often under the cloak of darkness in woods near their homes, and the authorities who try to keep them honest. The show allows viewers to witness practices rarely seen on television, including firing up the still for the first time -- a moonshiner's rite of passage. The show also introducers viewers to moonshining legends such as Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton.

Latest episodes

aired 26 days ago
Master shiners Tim, Tickle and Mark and Digger sit down to discuss bootlegging and reminisce about their biggest hauls, closest brushes with the law and their favorite tactics of evasion.
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Tickle is back and funnier than ever after a year in jail; Josh reveals an unexpected twist to his season; Mark and Digger share how Popcorn's shine-hoarding ways will pay off for Pam; Tim gets a rematch on a proofing challenge.
aired 50 days ago
Mark and Digger find a 10-year-old jar of Popcorn Sutton's shine and vow to re-create their mentor's infamous last run; with help from old-timer JB Rader, they rebuild Popcorn's pot still and recount the antics of Appalachia's most legendary outlaw.
aired 50 days ago
Tickle returns to Tim's distillery and discovers he's traded one prison for another; Mark and Digger unearth a trove of Popcorn's shine; Josh finds an untapped market at a biker rally but learns the cost of entry is much more than the ticket price.
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Mark and Digger build a hillbilly hack to save their handmade vodka; Pam may know more than she thinks about Popcorn's lost shine; Josh finds trouble while running a still outside of the woods; Patti and David risk a seaplane bootleg on the bayou.
aired 50 days ago
Mark and Digger's handmade vodka is on a hot streak until a cold snap threatens their run; for Mark Rogers, breaking the moonshiner code can come at a steep price; Tim Smith risks a big run of Tickle's double rye to put the woods back into his shine.
aired 50 days ago
After a year behind bars, Tickle gets transferred to Culpeper County, and Tim concocts a plan to get him out; in North Carolina, Mark Roger runs huckleberry shine to sweeten a backwoods deal; Red Fox's crew works its tails off making peach brandy.
aired 50 days ago
When a dead drop goes sideways, Mark Rogers deploys backwoods justice to straighten out a thief; Kelly's massive sorghum haul puts Mark and Digger's pot stills to the test; Mike and Daniel's clear apple pie has buyers calling from other counties.
aired 51 days ago
Mark and Digger's first run of barrel-aged bourbon gets interrupted by a bear; scaling up Tickle's double rye tests Tim's backwoods engineering; Mark Rogers builds a malt house to make corn whiskey; Donnie and Theresa come up short on shine.
aired 51 days ago
Josh debuts his mobile still at a North Carolina biker rally; in the Great Smoky Mountains, Mike gets burned by a taste of his own medicine.
aired 51 days ago
Tracking down an old-time bootlegger, Mark and Digger uncover treasures Popcorn Sutton left behind; deep in debt, Mike and Daniel engineer a split pot still to upgrade their shine; Patti and David convert pontoons into a bayou still site.
aired 51 days ago
As Josh gets ready to fire up his mobile still at a biker rally, law enforcement gets wise to his illicit plan; Mark and Digger's backwoods potato vodka hits a sweet spot; short on payback cash, Mike and Daniel invent a new way to get out of debt.
aired 51 days ago
Mark and Digger's new apprentice proves that talent can't be taught; Josh converts a new racecar trailer into a mobile moonshining masterpiece; Mark Rogers enlists the help of a retired lawman to bootleg 30 gallons of shine into a music festival.
aired 54 days ago
Tickle gets out of jail and Tim must keep him busy, but Tickle has ideas of his own; Mark and Digger make a discovery at Popcorn's boyhood home; on a midnight bootleg, Mark Rogers finds having the law on his side doesn't make him less of an outlaw.
aired 57 days ago
Mark heads into the mountains of Appalachia to track a black bear and also to dig ginseng, a rare medicinal root that he wants to infuse with moonshine.
aired 57 days ago
Tickle gets out of jail, and Tim must keep him busy; Mark and Digger make a surprise discovery at Popcorn's boyhood home; Mark Rogers attempts a midnight bootleg; Patti and David risk a seaplane bootleg; Josh hits trouble on the road.
aired 61 days ago
Fast cars collide with backwoods tradition as moonshiner Josh Owens puts pedal to the metal on the Carolina Dragway; gasser rules mean vintage cars and parts only, but in skilled hands heritage pays off in horsepower; these gearheads race for glory.
aired 64 days ago
After a year behind bars, Tickle gets transferred to Culpeper County jail, and Tim concocts a plan to get him out; breaking the shiner code can come at a steep price for Mark Rogers; Mark and Digger's handmade vodka is on a hot streak.
aired 68 days ago
Mark and Digger honor Popcorn Sutton by rebuilding his legendary pot still; Tim Smith celebrates the Williams family legacy.
aired 69 days ago
Moonshiners share their tricks for running shine and how they avoid the long arm of the law; Tim reveals a visit with Tickle behind bars; Mark and Digger reveal an unexpected twist in their search for Popcorn Sutton's shine, stashed a decade ago.
aired 71 days ago
Pittsylvania County's most wanted, Steven Ray Tickle, takes a trip down memory lane, remembering the people and events that shaped his life.

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