Now It’s My Turn: Breaking into the Moonshine Business


Troylyn Ball went from isolated mother caring for two special-needs kids to the maker of moonshine sold at a Disney resort. How did that happen? by Leah Koenig Photograph: Peter Frank Edwards Troylyn Ball is holding court behind the polished wood bar in the tasting room of Troy & Sons, her ...

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Chasing the White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw’s Adventures in Moonshine – Book Review


Starting to read Chasing the White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw’s Adventures in Moonshine by Max Watman (out in paperback this month) is like taking a shot of stiff liquor. Your senses are heightened. You feel heady, maybe even a tad disoriented. You keep going back for more. Part history of illegal alcohol ...

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Superbowl Sunday: 2 great batch cocktails for your Superbowl party


The King’s Crown, made of moonshine, St. Germain, chamomile tea and pomengranate juice, makes a festive and easy batch cocktail to serve your guests at your Superbowl party. Recipe created by Craft Event Bar owner Carly Witmer. VIVIENNE MACHI / STAFF Want to really impress your guests at your Superbowl party, ...

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UK scientists develop new method to find copper deposits


UK scientists develop new method to find copper deposits Magmatic rock formed a large porphyry deposit in Chile. (Photo courtesy of University of Exeter) English researchers at the University of Exeter have developed a new, inexpensive method to uncover copper deposits. Dr Ben Williamson, of the university’s Camborne School of ...

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Copper hits one-month high as dollar sinks


LONDON–Copper futures were at one-month highs in London on Thursday, as the weaker dollar sparked investor demand for the industrial metal. The London Metal Exchange’s three-month copper contract was up 0.5% at $4,658 a metric ton in midmorning European trade, having hit its highest level since the first trading session ...

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Mountain Dew has its origins in moonshine


Mountain Dew has its origins in moonshine Two Tennessee teenagers have died after mixing racing fuel with Mountain Dew. But what many people don’t know is that Mountain Dew as a soft drink has its origins in moonshine. The formula for Mountain Dew dates back to the 1940s in Virginia, ...

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Cure what ails ya’ with apple pie moonshine


  (Photo: Thanks to Rita Heikenfeld) This week we had a bunch of “sickies” in our family. Granddaughter Ellery came down with the croup and her sister, Emerson, had a mild form of it. Son Shane had a sore throat and me, well, I caught a vicious sinus infection. My ...

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