Moonshiners

Continuing Tuesday / 9:00pm Discovery 60 min.
Think the days of bootleggers, backwoods stills and "white lightning" are over? Not a chance! It's a multi-million dollar industry. But perhaps more importantly to the moonshiners, it's a tradition dating back hundreds of years, passed down to them from their forefathers. It's part of their history and culture. While this practice is surprisingly alive and well, it's not always legal. Discovery Channel's all-new series MOONSHINERS tells the story of those who brew their shine - often in the woods near their homes using camouflaged equipment - and the local authorities who try to keep them honest. Viewers will witness practices rarely, if ever, seen on television including the sacred rite of passage for a moonshiner - firing up the still for the first time. They will also meet legends, including notorious moonshiner Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton.

Season 7

6 Episodes

Dec 19 2017
Dec 12 2017
Dec 05 2017
Nov 28 2017
Nov 21 2017
Moonshine season is back and the demand for white lightning is higher than ever. Tim Smith has a visitor from his outlaw past, Mark and Digger get a sign from above in Tennessee, and Josh's favorite still hand has a brush with death.
Nov 14 2017

Season 6

17 Episodes

Winter hot on their heels, shiners aim to cash in. A legendary partnership comes to a bittersweet end as Jeff, Mark and Lance head their separate ways. Tim gets to spend time with and old friend. Patti and David end their season with a boatload of shine.
Mar 14 2017
Winter closes in as shiners aim to finish their seasons strong; Mark and Digger clash with the law; a breach from an intruder leaves Josh and Chuck deep in debt; and Chico and Sondra's operation is burned.
Mar 06 2017
Josh and Chuck struggle to finish winterizing their site; Mark and Digger bring their two-pot still out of retirement; Mark and Mike have enjoyed a string of successful runs, but delivering the goods could land them in the crosshairs of the law.
Feb 21 2017
An ingredient has Josh and Chuck ready to quit the biz; Mark and Digger band together with JB to run their signature spirit; Tim puts his turbo-aged whiskey to the test; and Chico and Sondra have their sights on a new brew.
Feb 14 2017
Jeff and Lance attempt to salvage their absinthe recipe; Mark puts his new partner to the test; backbreaking labor and a lack of profit threaten to leave Josh up the creek without a paddle or a partner; Patti and David lack their key ingredient.
Feb 07 2017
Mark and Digger bring in a moonshine legend to rev-up production; Josh and Chuck turn to an old power source to prolong their operation; Chico and Sondra gear up for their first big sale of the season; Tim puts money on the line.
Jan 31 2017
With liquor stockpiled, Carolina shiners Josh and Big Chuck start digging for a new stash site. The pressure's on as backwoods distillers Mark and Digger haul 60 gallons of premium gin to Nashville the sale of their career. In the Louisiana swamplands, father/daughter duo Patti and David follow nature's harvest to make a sweet new brew.
Jan 24 2017
Josh and Chuck work to reclaim their place at the top. Later, money threatens an old partnership for Jeff, Mark and Lance; and Mark and Digger craft a special brew for a high-rolling customer.
Jan 17 2017
Tim Smith aims to put a whiskey time machine to the test; Chico and Sandra switch gears with a new recipe in hopes of jump-starting their stalled season; Mark and Digger opt to experiment with distilling an old classic on their high-speed rig.
Jan 10 2017
Josh and Big Chuck find a new still site in hopes of reviving their season; and Mark and Digger test their still design. Later, Mark and Mike check out new territory.
Jan 03 2017
Tim needs to rescue his operation, challenging the laws of nature and time. Mark and Digger implement a high tech addition to their operation that could double their output, if it doesn't blow them up. Jeff and Lance make a once banned liquor.
Dec 27 2016
It's Christmas time in shine country! Mark & Digger get in the holiday spirit by playing Santa Claus for kids in need. Patti & David prepare special treats for a festive holiday feast. Bill and friends prepare for Christmas caroling the Carolina way.
Dec 20 2016
Mark and Digger struggle with a special recipe for a shine legend. Big Chuck tries to redeem himself after destroying Josh's operation. Chico and Sandra continue working on their still site, but disaster strikes.
Dec 13 2016
A rookie mistake could ruin Josh and Chuck's operation and Tim travels across the Atlantic to teach an old Irish distillery about making moonshine. Mark and Digger's mash test is interrupted by an unwanted visitor.
Dec 06 2016
Josh finds himself in desperate need of help following a catastrophe and Chico and Sandra's moonshine partnership puts strain on their relationship. Mark and Digger get innovative with their still, but the operation attracts an unwanted visitor.
Nov 29 2016
Patti & David scramble to locate a clean water source for their operation. Mark Rogers ventures into unfamiliar territory to secure new buyers. Mark & Digger use an old moonshiner's trick to spook intruders from their still site.
Nov 22 2016
It's moonshine season in Appalachia. Josh has hit the ground running but working solo can lead to catastrophic results. And former outlaw Tim Smith is training his son JT to help run his legal outfit.
Nov 15 2016

Season 5

17 Episodes

Josh gets some help from a pro with his dirt track skills. Elsewhere, Tyler searches for a bootlegging car while Mark and Huck make a delivery over state lines.
Mar 15 2016
Tim is thousands of cases off from delivering his order; Mark and Digger are surprised at a sale; and Josh makes amends.
Mar 08 2016
A local fracking operation threatens Patti and David's season; Jeff, Mark and Lance rely on a classic recipe to save their sales; Digger and Mark get visited by law enforcement.
Mar 01 2016
Josh works with Jim Tom to make up a batch from his family's recipe book. Elsewhere, Chico and Sandra make their first run and Tim's tank is not enough for the Poland order.
Feb 23 2016
Josh is missing his help; production is stopped at Snags' distillery; Chico and Sandra go mountain shining; Patti and David hurry their run as the hunting season starts.
Feb 16 2016
Mark and Digger set up a new still site. Elsewhere, Patti and David try their jalapeño whiskey in an untested market.
Feb 09 2016
Tim works to fill a large international order. Elsewhere, Tickle goes to court in Virginia.
Feb 02 2016
Patti and David work on a fiery, new brew. Elsewhere, the feud continues between Josh and Bill.
Jan 26 2016
Tim attempts to sell his moonshine to an international market.
Jan 19 2016
Patti and David deal with a trespasser that is interfering with their plans. Elsewhere, Chico and Tyler separate over creative differences.
Jan 12 2016
Mark and Digger, with help from Jim Tom, craft 150 gallons of brandy using their revolutionary still pot design. Now, it's just a matter of getting their shine into the hands of their eager customers.
Jan 05 2016
It's one step forward and two steps back for Josh and Bill as they near the completion of their bunker. Meanwhile, Jeff, Mark and Lance are $6000 in the hole after losing a batch of mash before starting work on their Highland Scotch.
Dec 29 2015
Weeks into moonshine season, Josh & Bill race to finish their still site and make their first run. Intruders interrupt Mark & Digger's rye test. A deadly disaster leaves Tim rattled and rethinking his plans to expand.
Dec 15 2015
Shine season is in full swing as Josh & Bill find themselves with no still, no home base and no shine. Mark & Digger enlist a whiskey legend to find out why their first run went awry. Mark, Jeff & Lance undertake construction on an ambitious still site.
Dec 08 2015
Shiners attempt to stay off the grid as the outside world encroaches on the backwoods. Tim breaks the news about the fate of Climax Moonshine. Jeff, Mark and Lance search for a new site before rivals can grab hold of the market.
Dec 01 2015
Mark and Digger come up with a revolutionary still design in the first weeks of shine season, during which the outlaws are eager to turn a profit before the cops close in. Josh and Bill's first run leaves a bitter taste. Jeff, Mark and Lance scope out the competition.
Nov 24 2015
In the Season 5 premiere, moonshine is in demand and the law is on the hunt. Included: Tim faces a dilemma that jeopardizes his legit business; Jeff, Mark and Lance aim to double their profits; and Josh and Bill find themselves on shaky legal ground.
Nov 17 2015

Season 4

14 Episodes

Feb 03 2015
Tickle takes risks to stay true to his old partner; Josh and Bill make a last run in the woods; Mark and Digger's season is in danger when their deal backfires.
Jan 27 2015
Josh and Bill secretly sell their shine; Tim returns to Virginia to fill an order; Mark tries to make a delivery by boat; Tickle's deal nearly breaks down.
Jan 20 2015
The final weeks of shine season are here. Josh & Bill's liquor gets stuck six feet under. Chico & Tyler brew a sweet & sticky moonshine game-changer. Tickle gets trumped by his old buddy. And Mark & Jeff's first sale on the water ends in disaster.
Jan 13 2015
Josh and Bill have a triple batch run; Tickle makes a sacrifice to save his partnership; Tim is ready to see if the Asheville distillery can produce his moonshine.
Jan 06 2015
Josh and Bill have a close call with authorities; a new lawman visits two shiners in Tennessee; Tickle learns a lesson the hard way.
Dec 30 2014
Tickle has his hands full keeping track of his liquor and Chico and Tyler are becoming suspicious. Bill and Josh build an underground bunker to hide their shine. Tennessee shiners, Mark and Digger, test an invention that could revolutionize moonshining.
Dec 23 2014
Mark and Jeff feel the heat as the law closes in. Tim's plan to give a backwoods makeover to Troy's distillery will cost him big. The law cracks down on Josh and Bill. Tickle flirts with disaster as he tries to sell his Kentucky made white lightning.
Dec 16 2014
Tickle nails down a stash spot. Josh and Bill butt heads in the backwoods. Jim Tom and Roy are back in action. Mark and Digger's still goes from old school to state-of-the-art. And Mark and Jeff put the bells and whistles on their new shine spot.
Dec 09 2014
Tim learns a tough lesson; Mark and Jeff have a brush with the law.
Dec 02 2014
Josh and Bill rebuild bigger and better. Lance takes a risk on a new kind of whiskey, while Jeff and Mark prep their indoor still site. Tickle and crew battle the elements in Kentucky. Tim gives the North Carolina distillery a backwoods makeover.
Nov 25 2014
Josh & Bill pick up the pieces of their broken still. Lance tries to brew a moonshine game changer as Sheriff's Deputy Chuck closes in. Tickle gets stranded miles from civilization. Tim sets out from Kentucky in search of greener pastures.
Nov 18 2014
Tickle and Tyler need to fix a bad feed line and get back to work at the moonshine cave. Jim Tom and Roy build the still that will carry them to greatness. Josh and Bill are sidelined with a crushed still. Sheriff’s Deputy Chuck gains ground on Lance.
Nov 11 2014
Tim is on the run after his operation was set on fire. Jim Tom prepares for his second coming as a moonshiner. Tickle & Tyler take their partnership to a new level. Josh & Bill sell last year's surplus shine. Jeff & Mark survey an indoor still site.
Nov 04 2014

Season 3

13 Episodes

Jeff and Mark reach a roadblock; Deputy Chuck is in hot pursuit; Mike travels to finish off his biggest sale of the season; Tickle attracts unwanted attention.
Feb 04 2014
Jeff and Mark look to cash in on one final run of the season. Tickle and Chico's still site is compromised. Mike is desperate to complete his New Orleans order, and turns to Darlene. Josh and Bill might get to sell some of their own liquor after all.
Jan 28 2014
Josh and Bill suffer the consequences of bootlegging. Darlene goes against her best instinct and lights up her still indoors. Jeff, Mark, and Lance find their competition is still out there. Tim takes final measures to protect his legal shine business.
Jan 14 2014
Tickle goes undercover to learn what Chico has been doing; Josh and Bill travel to a music festival; Mark and Lance seek to eliminate the competition.
Jan 07 2014
Tim enlists Tickle's help to investigate his new still hand, Chico. Josh and Bill take on new risks as they try to stay alive in the moonshine game, as bootleggers. Jeff, Mark and Lance look to take out the competition.
Jan 02 2014
Tim reaches a milestone with his first bottled batch of shine. Jeff and Mark suspect a rival in their territory. Chico takes a risk that could cost him everything. Josh and Bill's only hope at financing their shine operation is to consider bootlegging.
Dec 24 2013
Josh and Bill are forced back to their day jobs after their shine runs blue. Chico, under financial stress, makes a hard decision that could risk it all. Tickle struggles to keep Tim's old territory supplied. Mark and Jeff move their liquor.
Dec 17 2013
Tickle bootlegs at night, while Wayne comes up with an ingenious drop-off plan for his own bootleggers. Equipment failure threatens the production of Tim Smith's legal moonshine, and Josh and Bill finally begin their first run of strawberry brandy.
Dec 10 2013
In North Carolina, Jeff and Mark must pay hush money to the property owner of their still site, while veteran shiner Jim Tom helps Wayne perfect his moonshine recipe. In Virginia, Tickle encounters bad luck when he starts bootlegging his own shine.
Dec 03 2013
Tim Smith hires a person with a checkered past to help at the distillery in Kentucky. Tickle learns how to make moonshine in a copper pot still from one of the best. In North Carolina, Jeff and Mark are surprised by an unexpected visitor.
Nov 26 2013
Mark and Jeff struggle to set up their remote still site, while Josh and Bill are desperate for cash to build a new copper still. Tensions run high in the Kentucky distillery with Tim and his partner Steve, and a new moonshiner appears in Mississippi.
Nov 19 2013
Mark and Jeff clear their remote North Carolina still site, while an argument between Josh and Bill threatens to destroy their partnership. Tim has a tough time adjusting to moonshining in a legal Kentucky distillery, and Tickle takes a road trip.
Nov 12 2013
It's the start of moonshine season! Moonshiners Jeff and Mark, and partners Josh and Bill hit the ground running. Meanwhile, veteran shiner Tim Smith will make a life-changing move, and Tickle is forced to realize that his time to shine has just begun.
Nov 05 2013

Season 2

12 Episodes

In this season finale, one moonshiner will go down. Tickle devises a bold but risky plan to sell Tim's shine. Then, Josh & Bill's still site is compromised while Jeff, Mark & Jim Tom brazenly run three stills. Finally, Deputy Sheriff Chuck makes his move.
Jan 30 2013
Tickle asks Tim for help; Jeff, Mark and Jim Tom battle a swarm of yellow jackets; and Josh rescues Cutie Pie.
Jan 23 2013
Tim searches for 200 gallons of moonshine in a lake; Tickle finds his former helper; Jeff protects his still from an intruder; Mike uses horse manure for something other than gardening.
Jan 16 2013
Gunfire erupts in the bamboo patch just as Josh & Bill fire up their still for the first time this season. Meanwhile, Jeff, Mark & Jim Tom run a batch of President George Washington's rye whiskey. Then, Tickle hits the skids when his still is sabotaged.
Jan 09 2013
Tickle gets busted by an angry landowner, while Tim devises an ingenious new hiding spot for his back-up stash of shine. Then, Josh & Bill get into a bone-breaking fight at their new still site. Also, Mark bootlegs moonshine by canoe in the dead of night.
Jan 02 2013
Josh and Bill find mold in their underground still; Jeff's wife and son set up a second still.
Dec 19 2012
Tickle builds a new still. Josh gets angry when he damages the nearly completed underground still site. Mark and Jeff make a risky move when they sell some of their product in town. Jim Tom teaches Jeff's son Lance how to measure the alcohol by volume concentration of moonshine.
Dec 12 2012
Tickle recruits a new partner and tries to find a new site after splitting from Tim; Mark, Jeff and Jim Tom start work on a second still; deputy sheriff Chuck infiltrates a moonshine operation.
Dec 05 2012
A storm threatens Josh and Bill's underground still; Tickle goes rogue.
Nov 28 2012
Jim Tom helps Mark and Jeff repair a broken still; Mark hunts a wild hog.
Nov 21 2012
A breakthrough is made on Josh and Bill's underground still; Mark and Jeff build a copper still.
Nov 14 2012
Moonshine season in Appalachia has begun. Tim and Tickle are back, as we are introduced to some old school shiners -­ all looking to grab a piece of a $100 million dollar jackpot – tax free. But with a new lawman in town, everyone will be watching their backs.
Nov 07 2012

Season 1

7 Episodes

Apr 17 2012
In this season finale, one moonshiner will come to an untimely end. Tim and Tickle risk it all, running 'shine day and night, making more money than Tim's ever made. Agent Jesse makes his biggest move of the season when he ambushes an active still site.
Jan 04 2012
With the leaves falling, Moonshiner Tim makes a risky move and adds a second pot to the still site to double his profits. Tickle has a bad accident - and Agent Jesse prepares for the mother lode of all busts.
Dec 28 2011
Moonshiner Tim and his partner Tickle soup up Tim's hot rod when they are forced into a daring, daytime bootlegging run. Meanwhile, a hurricane threatens the still site. Then, a new bootlegging biker legend sets out on an 800 mile run.
Dec 21 2011
Equipment failure and an intruder threaten Moonshiner Tim and his partner Tickle's first run of moonshine. Law enforcement agent Jesse Tate busts a nip joint. Moonshining legend Popcorn Sutton runs some 'shine the old-fashioned way.
Dec 14 2011
Moonshiner Tim and his partner 'Tickle' perform a sacred rite that is rarely captured on film - firing up their still for the first time. Everything goes smoothly, until an emergency hits. Meanwhile, law enforcement agent Jesse Tate pursues a hot tip.
Dec 07 2011
As the season approaches, moonshiner Tim and his partner Tickle search Appalachia for the perfect site to set up his operation. Law enforcement agent Jesse Tate is on the hunt for his first big arrest, but runs into a dangerous web of counter-surveillance.
Dec 06 2011