Making Our Story Shine To The World

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Sheriff Robert Goodwin (left) of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department makes a moonshine bust September 30, 1950 in Murfreesboro, TN.
We know our history, and we know you are a part of it. Short Mountain Distillery is looking for family stories and moonshine recipes to share with the world in a book to be published in conjunction with our grand opening.

One thing we learned from talking with our neighbors over the past year is that nearly everyone we know has an amazing story about a relative or friend who made moonshine. The secrets families once kept for generations by Tennesseans are treasured stories of a hidden craft that defines the ingenious American spirit in the face of trying times.

Maybe your grandmother made a special cough medicine or your uncle had the perfect mixed drink recipe. Maybe your family had a special plan that kept the revenuers at bay. No matter how long or short, we’re looking for everything from stories of survival and close calls to cherished memories of times gone by.

If you have a treasured memory of our whiskey making heritage you would like to share with the world, visit the Short Mountain Distillery website and send it with as much detail as you can along with your name and city, and we’ll make it shine!
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August 10, 2011 at 9:55am
Dern revenuers! LOL I am sure this has a potential to be a really interesting book!
August 10, 2011 at 1:55pm
Didn't get moonshine but used to drive up the River Road in the fifties and pick up a pint or two of whatever we had a hankering for that evening.
Did see some moonshine come in from Kentucky. Throw a fourth of a cup on barracks floor and drop a lit match for a nice blue whoosh.

Some true tales out there--should be interesting reading.
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