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The Last One: Making Moonshine In The Great Smoky Mountains

We're thrilled to feature this documentary about Popcorn Sutton, the last true moonshiner in Southern Appalachia.

Deep in the wilds of Southern Appalachia, lifelong moonshiner Popcorn Sutton runs one last batch of true moonshine whiskey. Through the exhausting work of clearing the site, building a rock and clay furnace, brewing corn mash and producing high-proof moonshine, Sutton reveals the craft of traditional distillation, the character of his Scots-Irish ancestors, and a lifetime of memories in the trade.