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'Bull Mountain,' A Conversation With Brian Panowich

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Brian Panowich is a firefighter and former musician. As an army brat, he grew up in Europe until the family settled in East Georgia. His debut novel, Bull Mountain, has received extensive praise from James Ellroy, C.J. Box, Wiley Cash, and John Connolly, among others.

Toxic Moonshine Kills At Least 94 In India

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2015 | World

MUMBAI, June 21 (Reuters) - Toxic homemade liquor has killed at least 94 slum dwellers in India's financial capital Mumbai, with more than 45 in hos...

The History of Moonshine, as Told by the Internet | Posted 05.19.2015 | Taste

Moonshine goes by many names: hooch; white lightning; corn likker; mountain dew; white whiskey. The illicit stuff has been around long enough to tak...

Mountain Dew's New Drink Looks Like Moonshine, Tastes Like Soda

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 04.24.2015 | Taste

In the grand quilt that is the heritage of America, Mountain Dew certainly has a patch of fabric. But surely it's a wild, tawdry, neon-green-colored s...

The 7 Wackiest Whiskey Flavors In Existence | Posted 05.09.2015 | Taste

What do you drink when the typical bourbon or Scotch seems a bit too, well, bland?

Mom Of Special Needs Sons Supports Her Family By Bringing This Rare Product To Market

Posted 01.08.2015 | MarloThomas

"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

15 Fantastic Things to Do in Southwestern Virginia, the Birthplace of Moonshine and Country Music

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 12.29.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Landmarks in Southwest Virginia towns tend to be identified by the reoccurring themes of time-honored country music songs.

What's the Most Exotic Cocktail You've Ever Had?

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 11.07.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

One of the finest ways to immerse yourself in local cultures while traveling is through dining and drinking -- sampling regional fare and wine and mixing and eating with locals. In Galápagos, where wilderness reigns, there are still plenty of ways to discover regional flavors.

We Found The Country's Most Exotic Moonshine

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste

Listen up, hipsters. This is super quirky and obscure.

State's Lawmakers, University Presidents Seek To Ban High-Proof Alcohol

The Baltimore Sun | Erin Cox, Carrie Wells and Colin Campbell | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Grain alcohol, the cheap, potent booze that has been a staple at college parties for generations, could be outlawed in Maryland as university presiden...

Taste Test: The Best Legal Moonshine

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

From the mountains of Appalachia to New York City, the people want their moonshine.

Sebastian Murdock

Moonshine Masters: America Was Built On Homemade Booze | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

They certainly ain't city boys. That might explain why moonshine makers Tim Smith and Steven Tickle threw back a few shots of their signature moons...

More Than Moonshine: Mountain Distilleries Get Crafty

Liftopia | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel

As we all know, everything tastes a bit better at altitude, perhaps after a long day of skiing, snowboarding, biking, rafting or fishing. So, to tempt your taste buds after an epic day, check out these distilleries and their "spirited" offerings for a tasty mountain treat.

22 Moonshines From Around the World

Thrillist | Posted 11.05.2013 | Taste

(That will probably make you blind.)

Unexpected Inspirations

Phil Shepherd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Phil Shepherd

The priceless touch from fingertips belonging to my beloved's hands... Witnessing the result of the manipulation of molten precious metal into handcra...

Hidden Lives Of Moonshiners And Serpent-Handlers

AP | Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- East Tennessee State University's Reece Museum is presenting "Vanishing Appalachia," a traveling exhibit from the East Tennesse...

Moonshiners Take Over State's City Hall

AP | JEFF MARTIN | Posted 11.19.2012 | Home

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. -- Moonshine distillers are making their first batches of legal liquor in this tiny Georgia town's city hall, not far from the mounta...

Worst. Boss. Ever. Would You Lose Your Hand Over This?

Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

And you think your boss is bad? An Indian laborer supporting a family of 10 had his hand chopped off with an ax by the owner of the illegal brewery...

Bootleg Booze Poisons 7

AP | Associated Press | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

PRAGUE -- At least four more people have died in the Czech Republic after drinking bootleg alcohol tainted with toxic methanol, bringing the death tol...

Movie Review: Lawless

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Almost as soon as movies could talk, they were making films about the gangsters who came to prominence by supplying liquor to thirsty Americans who didn't believe in the nanny-state laws against alcohol known as Prohibition.

Lawless Never Lives Up to Its Potential

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Lawless is a movie that rests its appeal on the violent content it embraces. Since it is sporadic the rest of the film suffers.

'American Digger' Turns $30 Into Thousands

Posted 06.12.2012 | TV

Ric Savage and crew headed to moonshine country, hoping to find some great antique items from the era of Prohibition on "American Digger" (Wed., 10 p....

The Made-In-New York Spirits Movement Is Booming

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.30.2012 | New York
Tony Sachs

While distilleries dotted the city and upstate from the 1700s on, after Prohibition, I guess New Yorkers were too busy drinking booze to make it.

Pauly Shore Goes From Mob Family To Moonshine On 'Whiskey Business'

Posted 05.25.2012 | TV

For members of Generation X, Pauly Shore will forever be remembered as "The Weasel" from MTV. In the mid-'90s he parlayed that success into a string o...

Moonshine Without The GMO Corn

Daniel Klein | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

John McEntire is the only person in the world that grows Crooked Creek Corn, a once common crop in the South East.