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'Moonshine' Made The Legal Way


Mention the word 'moonshine' to most Americans and it will conjure up images of clandestine, illegal liquor production in the in rural backwoods. The term is believed to be a reference to the work many moonshiners did in the dark of night. Even now, law officers say, some still make and sell hard liquor illegally. Over the years, the cat-and-mouse contest between 'the law' [police officers] and so-called bootleggers has become the stuff of folklore. But one producer has pioneered a very different business model - a legal one. Malcolm Brown traveled to the small distillery in Virginia, where they pride themselves on their homemade corn whiskey - all made 'above board.'

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