3rd December 2019

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What states is is legal to make moonshine?

When the global financial crisis hit the Appalachian heartlands, counties all over the region tapped into one of the few growth industries by legalizing moonshine. The first legal distillery in Tennessee opened its doors in 2010, and others followed in Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Besides, is Moonshine legal in any state?

Federal Distillation Laws. Federal law states that it is legal to own a still of any size. However, be advised it is illegal to distill alcohol without having either a "distilled spirits permit" or a "federal fuel alcohol permit." It does not matter if the alcohol is for personal use only, not for sale, etc.

Is moonshine illegal in the US?

So why is moonshine still illegal? Because the liquor is worth more to the government than beer or wine. Uncle Sam takes an excise tax of $2.14 for each 750-milliliter bottle of 80-proof spirits, compared with 21 cents for a bottle of wine (of 14 percent alcohol or less) and 5 cents for a can of beer.

Is it legal to make your own whiskey?

First, here's what the law says now. It's perfectly legal to own a still, and you can even use it, as long as you're not making alcohol – so, you can make essential oils without a permit, or perfume, or distilled water. The government cites several reasons for keeping distilling illegal. First, it can be dangerous.
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