Moonshine was originally a slang term for high-proof distilled spirits that were usually produced illicitly, and without government approval. White whiskey has a long and rich heritage in America, beginning as early as the 18th century, when Scottish & Irish immigrants made their whiskey without aging it. The malt (a combination of corn, barley, rye) is what makes the basic moonshine recipe work.
By the early 20th century, moonshine became a key source of income for many rural and Appalachian residents. The region with its mountainous terrain and limited road network made it difficult and expensive to transport corn crops. Many farmers made whiskey to sell in order to provide for their families. Bootleggers could earn a living transporting much more value in corn if it was first converted to whiskey. One horse could haul ten times more value on its back in whiskey than in corn. During the prohibition era the evasion of lawmen and “revenooers” became common practice and the transporting of the white liquor gave rise to an early form of speed racing.
Prior to the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment, moonshine distillation was done at night to avoid discovery. In recent years, however, moonshine has been legalized and is now sold as a commercial product. Legal in the United States since 2010, the traditions and customs of moonshiners, rum-runners, and bootleggers has a firm place in American history and culture.
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