In the Media

It is a federal felony to actually use this information to build your own still and produce alcohol.
The information presented here is simply for informative, educational and game-use only. In no way is this document meant to persuade people to actually produce illegal alcohol. It is ill advised to do so.

If you want to know your position and how you can obtain the required permits, I strongly suggest that you check information on the site of the USA Alcohol and Tabacco Tax & TradeBureau. The link to section regarding distilled spirits is: http://www.ttb.gov/spirits/index.shtml

Alcohol and Tabacco Tax & TradeBureau (TTB)


Jan 2013 Busted in Medford
(article on stillcooker.com)
Dec 2012 'Moonshine shed: Risky whisky brewed in Liverpool garden outhouse
(article on stillcooker.com)
May 2012 Moonshiners arrested in Kountze; still seized
(article on stillcooker.com)
May 2012 'Moonshine' bust a cultural misunderstanding?
(article on stillcooker.com)
April 2012 Deputies: Moonshine still dismantled in Flagler County, 1 arrested
(article on stillcooker.com)
March 2012 Moonshiner busted in Connelly Springs, police say
(article on stillcooker.com)
Jan 2012 Inventor found wandering streets in blackened pants after blowing his home up while trying brew his own vodka
(article on stillcooker.com)
Jan 2012 Moonshine sparks postal evacuation
(article on stillcooker.com)
Jan 2012 State Police Issues Warning About Poisonous Moonshine in Doddridge County
(article on stillcooker.com)
 
Jan 2012 Moonshine inside a Moss Point convenience store
(article on stillcooker.com)
Jan 2012 Man Arrested for Selling Moonshine
(article on stillcooker.com)
Oct 2011 Nightclub owner distilled 'Smirnoff' in garage
(article on stillcooker.com)
Oct 2011

Moonshine bust made in rural Bullock County
(article on stillcooker.com)

Oct 2011 Montgomery Co. Moonshine Bust
(article on stillcooker.com)
Oct 2011

Moonshine operation in Jackson County busted, 46-year-old woman arrested
(article on stillcooker.com)

Sep 2011 Basement moonshine operation busted in Surrey (article on stillcooker.com)
Sep 2011 Moonshine still busted in Baywood community of Grayson County
(article on stillcooker.com)

Aug 2011 Busted: Vincent moonshine still
(article on stillcooker.com)
July 2011 North Carolina Moonshine Bust 'Straight Out of Old Times'
(article on stillcooker.com)
July 2011 Tryon Daily - Officers bust still in Landrum
(article on stillcooker.com)
July 2011 Deputies seize marijuana plants, moonshine from Cannon Co. home
(article on stillcooker.com)
Jan 2011 Esquire - distill your own whiskey
(article on stillcooker.com)

2010 New Moon Rising
(article on stillcooker.com)
2010 Garden & Gun: Moonshine
(article on stillcooker.com)
Nov 2010 Man, 19, guilty of making booze in upper Arlington
(article on stillcooker.com)
Sep 2010 Still latest find in Buck Mountain operation
(article on stillcooker.com)
Aug 2010 Hungarian moonshine no longer Illegal
(article on stillcooker.com)
Jul 2010 Narcotics officer busts still operation
(article on stillcooker.com)
June 2010 Cop bust moonshine still near Riceboro
(article on stillcooker.com)
May 2010 Clackamas deputies arrest mother, son with moonshine, drugs, guns
(article on stillcooker.com)
May 2010 Amaro makes Eindhoven Rockcity Whiskey !!! HELL YEAH!!
(Dutch TV celebrity, English subtitled version)
May 2010 Amaro works on his hangover - eau de vie, HELL YEAH!!
(Dutch TV celebrity, Youtube link, in Dutch)
May 2010 Moonshine Finds New Craftsmen and Enthusiasts (NY-times)
(article on stillcooker.com)
April 2010 Illegal Moonshine Is Still Flowing
Age-Old Tradition of Moonshining Is Still a Problem
(ABC news) (article on stillcooker.com)
Feb 2010 Moonshine: Not Just a Hillbilly Drink
(article on stillcooker.com)
Nov 2009 The moonshine trail
Go to the Virginia mountains where bootleggers still run "hooch."
(video on ABC news)
Feb 2009 Russia's Artisanal Moonshine Boom (TIME)
(article on stillcooker.com)
Oct 2007 Eau de vie de prunes
Article in Dutch regarding Rijneveen in the city of Dordrecht. Nice picture of his home made still!
(article on stillcooker.com)
Mar 2007 White-Collar Moonshine The urban gourmet gets into home distilling
When he gets off work, John Sherwood, 28, makes whiskey.
(article on stillcooker.com)
Sep 2005 Moonshine factory found on estate
Police and customs officers have uncovered an illegal moonshine factory.
(article on stillcooker.com)
Jan 2003 Stillcooker in the media
Local Man Defies Law to Brew Up His Own
(article on stillcooker.com)
2003 Russians make Vodka at home
2003 The Vat, the Bucket and Some Glasses -a Still Life of Rural Russia
1997

Another Moonshine Bust in Johnston County
Article on WRAL