Author: J. Shockley

Moonshiners of the Appalachian Mountains

Strong drink has been a traditional way to unwind and celebrate over the centuries. Several lifetimes ago, Irish and Scottish immigrants brought their culture and home-brewed alcohol to the Appalachian Mountains. The most popular drink was an Irish/Scots recipe called “uisce beatha.” The Gaelic phrase means, “the water of life,” and for many, it was.

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