Alcohol in southern Appalachia (book)

Bruce E. Stewart, Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia (University Press of Kentucky, forthcoming, 2011).

Posted by David Fahey on October 14, 2010 at 07:56 PM in Books, Moonshine, Prohibition, United States | Permalink

Nutcracker in Harlem

The New York Times reports on nutcracker, a mixture of spirits with fruit juice, sold on the streets of Harlem.  https://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/21/nyregion/21nutcracker.html?hp

Posted by David Fahey on September 21, 2010 at 11:57 AM in Moonshine, Vodka, Whiskey | Permalink

Moonshine tours in Franklin County, NC

The historical society at Franklin County, North Carolina (based at Rocky Mount), organizes moonshine tours.  For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on April 19, 2010 at 09:16 PM in Moonshine | Permalink

Moonshine (book review)

Mick Sussman reviews Max Watman, Chasing the White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw's Adventures in Moonshine here.

Posted by David Fahey on March 8, 2010 at 07:21 PM in Moonshine | Permalink

Illicit "craft" moonshine

The latest wrinkle in the American drinks world is illicit "craft" moonshine.  For a very few details, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on September 27, 2009 at 09:06 AM in Moonshine, United States | Permalink

White Liquor and Red Clay (moonshine and NASCAR)

For a discussion of the forthcoming (February 2010) book by Dr. Dan Pierce, White Liquor and Red Clay: NASCAR in the Time of Big Bill Franz, see here.  The article does not mention the publisher; the book's title may be inexact.

Posted by David Fahey on May 31, 2009 at 07:39 PM in Alcohol (general), Moonshine, United States, Whiskey | Permalink

"Hoochland": memories of Dubuque-area bootleggers and moonshiners

For memories of resistance to Prohibition in Dubuque-area, Iowa (and East Dubuque, Illinois), see here.

Posted by David Fahey on July 7, 2008 at 11:07 AM in Alcohol (general), Moonshine, United States, Whiskey | Permalink

Moonshine in Georgia (web article)

For a web article on moonshine in Georgia, with bibliography, by University of Georgia historian Bruce E. Stewart, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on March 1, 2008 at 05:17 PM in Moonshine, United States | Permalink

Tennessee moonshiner (book)

Bruce E. Stewart, King of the moonshiners: Lewis R. Redmond in fact and fiction (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2008). Redmond lived 1854-1906.

Posted by David Fahey on March 1, 2008 at 03:57 PM in Moonshine, United States | Permalink

Prohibition home distilling in Minnesota

this article is based on an interview with a 98-year-old woman who made and sold home distilled whiskey. The article has an appendix giving other information about drink in the state, in part based on an unpublished paper (1977) by Margaret Murray, available at the Minnesota Historical Society.

Posted by David Fahey on October 30, 2007 at 05:41 PM in Moonshine, United States, Whiskey | Permalink