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Actually, when you get right down to it, the actual way to drink moonshine isn't really that different from the way you drink anything else.

Well, maybe you take smaller sips.

Folk songs about the pleasures of drinking moonshine, and the pain that often follows, were popular in the 1930s and 1940s. Below are a few examples:

phonographJake Leg Blues
  by Willie Loften

phonographMiss Moonshine
  by Frankie Marvin

phonographMoonshine Kate, Part II
  by Fiddlin' John Carson


The rest of this section addresses two other drinking-related topics:
  • some of the health concerns associated with drinking moonshine
  • some of the reasons why the government has traditionally opposed moonshine

 

Testing moonshine

Historical   Health

Slowly click on a subheading above to go to that section.

Click here to see a set of before and after pictures.
Note: this image is not historically accurate.


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