moonshine

Culture
11:53 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Silver Trail Distiller Balentine Talks Moonshine

Spencer Balentine

Hear Balentine's interview on Sounds Good.

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.

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Good Reads
11:46 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Good Read: Chasing the White Dog by Max Watman

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Heritage
11:32 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Moonshine is Alive and Well in Marshall County

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.

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