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|Narrated by||Jeremy Schwartz|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||12|
|No. of episodes||251 ( list of episodes )|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original network||Discovery Channel|
|Original release||December 6, 2011 – present|
Moonshiners is an American docudrama television series on the Discovery Channel produced by Magilla Entertainment that dramatizes the life of people who produce (illegal) moonshine in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia,
The series dramatizes their liquor production efforts, law-evading techniques and life. There have been claims by local officials that the show is not what it portrays itself to be. Virginia authorities have stated that no illegal liquor is actually being produced by the people depicted in the show. The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) said in March 2012 that, “If illegal activity was actually taking place, the Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement would have taken action.” They also said that they had requested for the producers to add a disclaimer to clarify that the show was only a dramatization, “but the request was overlooked”, and the show’s producers, Magilla Entertainment, have stated their documentary content is real.
Portions of the show that feature Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton were taken from a documentary film by Neal Hutcheson. Hutcheson’s documentary was filmed in 2002 and released the same year with the title This is the Last Dam Run of Likker I’ll Ever Make, In 2008, a version of the documentary that was edited for television was broadcast on PBS and the Documentary Channel with the title The Last One, and it received a Southeast Emmy Award in 2009.
- Sutton was arrested in 2007 by ATF agents in Cocke County, Tennessee (led by Jim Cavanaugh of Waco siege fame) for illegally distilling liquor and possession of a handgun by a felon, and was sentenced to eighteen months in jail in 2009.
- He subsequently died by suicide, apparently to avoid serving the federal prison term.
The show’s first season premiered on December 6, 2011. The twelfth season premiered on November 9, 2022, with a preseason special airing on November 2, 2022.
What is Moonshiner Tim Smith net worth?
Tim Smith net worth: Tim Smith is an American moonshiner and reality television personality who has a net worth of $300 thousand. Tim Smith is based in Southwestern Virginia, and grew up in a family of moonshiners and bootleggers. He began moonshining with his father when he was a child.
He has since grown his moonshining business to encompass Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He also recently launched a legal distillery in Kentucky. He is also the local fire chief. Tim Smith is the subject of the Discovery Channel reality series, “Moonshiners”, which follows a group of moonshiners in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, as they go about their daily lives.
The program is currently in its third season. The show has sparked some controversy, as Virginia law officials have repeatedly reported that the program is a dramatization, and that no actual illegal activity is taking place. However, the producers of the show have not placed any sort of disclaimer of the events depicted on the program.
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Who is America’s Most Wanted moonshiner?
As America’s Most Wanted Moonshiner, Tim Smith is pursued by lawmen and drinkers alike.
Where was Tim Smith born?
Early years: 1961–1977 – A childhood photo of Smith Smith was born on 3 July 1961 in Carshalton, Surrey, England. He and his older brother Jim acquired an interest in music around 1972 from their neighbourhood friend Geoff Shelton buying an electric guitar. Jim Smith bought a bass guitar so that he and Geoff could play a blues riff together, while Smith owned a snare drum and would drum with them.
The next year, Shelton lent Smith an LP on how to play the guitar, teaching him to play the G chord during a visit. Smith learnt the song ” Frankie and Johnny “, and played it whilst his mum sang. Around the same time, he heard a section on a record that ” his stomach go funny and him goosebumps”. It changed his perception of music, and may have inspired the sound of his compositions.
After that, Jim stopped playing bass until 1977. Some songs written by Smith at around age 13, notably “Interlude” from their debut album and “Billion” from Sing to God, would later be made into Cardiacs tracks. In an interview, Smith commented about his songs written at a young age: It depends on what year they were done, but we were really only youngsters then.
A few songs have popped up on the later albums that I wrote when I was about thirteen. The one on called “Billion”, I did it when I was thirteen. Sometimes I put an old one on that I made when I was little, just for luck. “Interlude” on A Little Man and a House, is another one. I just found it laying around on a bit of paper and thought “Ah, let’s stick that one on it!” It’s all for superstitious reasons, really.
Smith attended Fleetwood Secondary School in Chessington with his friend Colvin Mayers. There, he met Mark Cawthra and Peter Tagg, who would later play in Cardiacs. In 1975, Smith and Cawthra formed an unnamed group with organist David Philpot. They played instrumentals inspired by Egg,
The band never played live and Dave Philpot died a few years later. His miniKORG synthesiser was later inherited by Cardiacs. Cawthra was suspended from school and, after staying at the Kaleidoscope hotel in Kingston, moved to York, During that time, he and Smith would send each other tapes of unkind songs they had written for each other.
Smith played in another band at the age of 16 called Gazunder alongside the Sound frontman Adrian Borland and rock drummer Bruce Bizland, which sounded like the rock instrumentals on David Bowie ‘s The Man Who Sold the World (1970).
Where is Tim Smith bourbon made?
Two Trees Distilling Co. – Located a short 12 miles due south of Asheville, NC in the town of Fletcher resides Two Trees Distilling Company. The idea to launch Two Trees Distilling Company began in 2016 when two friends, Chad Slagel and Keith Mort, appeared on the popular Discovery TV series Moonshiners, alongside well known moonshiner and TV personality, Tim Smith.
Home brewers Slagel and Mort appeared on the show in order to introduce their recent invention, The Whiskey Time Machine, which can be used to achieve the same effect of aging whiskey in a barrel for 5 years, in less than one day–actually the process takes approximately two and a half hours. Originally, the duo worked on a line of products for Tim Smith at the home of Troy & Sons at Asheville Distilling Company until, in 2018, they moved the operation to Fletcher and officially launched Two Trees Distilling Company.
So how do they achieve an aged spirit in less than one-half of a work shift? Two Trees selects, toasts, and chars all the wood used in the production of the wood chips used in the aging process. This allows the company to use less than 10 pounds of wood chips to age a whiskey in about 24 hours.
In the case of Tim Smith’s Southern Reserve Bourbon, Two Trees Distilling Company is able to take Climax white dog distillate and run it through the Whiskey Time Machine for 2 ½ hours, achieving what they believe to be an age and taste profile similar to a whiskey spending up to 5 years in a 53-gallon barrel.
After the spirit comes out of the Whiskey Time Machine, it is then held in new white oak containers for 24 hours before being bottled. If you would like to see the Whiskey Time Machine or hear more about the process at Two Trees Distilling, feel free to watch this short YouTube video.