Making and selling moonshine is outlawed in every US state and the police treat distilling liquor without a license as a serious crime.
But while official figures are hard to come by, experts believe as many as a million Americans could be breaking the law by making moonshine - also known as white lightning and white dog."See, but there's a catch--making spirits without a license carries a penalty of fines up to $15,000 and up to five years in prison."If someone is producing illegally distilled spirits and not paying tax then we'll go after them," says Arthur Resnick, spokesman for the Federal Government's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Go tell that to Bo and Luke Duke. And Uncle Jesse. Because Boss Hogg was NEVER able to catch those dang Duke boys. And if today's enforcement agents are anything like Enos and Roscoe P. Coltrane, chances are Arthur Resnick's little plan to "go after" moonshiners is dead in the water.Besides, these modern-day moonshiners are just a bunch of good ol' boys, never meanin' no harm. Think of them as part of the burgeoning local food movement.