Silver Trail Distiller Balentine Talks Moonshine

Dec 14, 2012

Spencer Balentine
Credit Matt Markgraf-WKMS

Spencer Balentine is owner and head distiller of Silver Trail Distillery in Marshall County. He makes old-fashioned whiskey moonshine, based on a family recipe. Balentine’s product won the 2012 SIP Award for Best Whiskey Moonshine, and his “LBL Moonshine” has recently been picked up by a national distributor.

His distillery was also added in October to the new Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.

If Balentine's name is familiar to you, it's because his story of family moonshiners aired earlier this year   for WKMS’s Preservation and Restoration series. Hear that piece by Shelly Baskin.