The Future of Moonshine

Though technology has likely ended the golden era of moonshiners making ‘shine under the cover of the hills by moonlight for good, the traditions of moonshining will live on forever as a fundamental metaphor of American culture.

The recent rise in popularity and interest in moonshine and craft distilling will increase the recognition and appreciation of moonshine, both as a spirit and a uniquely American cultural phenomenon. Tens of thousands of Americans will continue to practice the craft of distilling and efforts to remove penalties for home distilling have already made their way through several state legislatures. If the history of moonshine shows us anything, though, it’s that whiskey will always find a way.

Until then, drink what you think is right. Cheers.

Let’s Hear from You

Have a personal story about your own history with moonshine? Let’s hear it – leave a comment below.

Or keep reading about the history of moonshine:

  1. Moonshine Whiskey and Colonial America
  2. American Revolution
  3. Whiskey Rebellion
  4. Prohibition
  5. Bootlegging
  6. NASCAR and Moonshine
  7. Popcorn Sutton
  8. Moonshining: An American Tradition
  9. The Future of Moonshine

You can view the entire Moonshine History article here.


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