moonshine

Murray Police

  A Murray man has been arrested and charged with operating three illegal moonshine stills within city limits.

Brandon Dick, 31, is charged with a Class A misdemeanor for operating the alcohol-producing stills out of his home at 204 Poplar Street.

Casey Jones Distillery, Facebook

Christian County's Arlon Casey Jones, or AJ, and his wife, Peg Hays, produced their first spirit run of "Casey's Cut 92" a prohibition-style corn whiskey January 2nd. The whisky comes from a secret family recipe developed during the prohibition era, produced using a still built by Jones' grandfather, Alfred "Casey" Jones. They speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the distilling process, their progress on becoming legal distillers and how they got the antique still back from Land Between the Lakes.

Silver Trail Distillery/Facebook

Marshall County’s Silver Trail Distillery has reached an agreement with the wife of late country singer George Jones to produce a new spirit bearing Jones’ name.

Silver Trail Distiller Balentine Talks Moonshine

Dec 14, 2012
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.

Good Read: Chasing the White Dog by Max Watman

Jun 27, 2012

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Harper's Weekly

In a barn on a hill in Marshall County, a modern moonshiner has turned what was once the art of outlaws into a legitimate business. Spencer Balentine is cooking up a batch of LBL’s Most Wanted (according to the label, anyway) Kentucky moonshine in a square copper pot still in the middle of his barn. Balentine says he’s carrying on a tradition that’s been in his family for generations. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather all had connections to moonshining. Balentine says he decided to revisit the tradition a few years ago after a visit to a whiskey distillery.