Moonshine Going Mainstream Pt. 1Updated: Tuesday, April 21 2015, 11:12 AM EDT
Moonshine has grown in popularity in recent years with the development of Reality TV programs about the illegal production. Moonshiners are seeing a demand for their product they haven't seen in years.
UNCA history professor and author Dan Pierce believes, "there's more illegal production of moonshine today than there was say back in 2000" Pierce wrote the book titled "Corn in a Jar, Moonshining in the Great Smokey Mountains." He says legendary moonshiner Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton has helped create a moonshine renaissance that's resulted in a growing moonshine industry.
By Frank Fraboni