Moonshiners

The BEST episodes of Moonshiners

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 5/22/2022Network: Discovery
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It Takes Amanda
star
8.24
46 votes

#1 - It Takes Amanda

Season 11 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/16/2022

Amanda joins Mark and Huck in an attempt to make shine from a rare corn.

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Moo Shine
star
8.24
42 votes

#2 - Moo Shine

Season 11 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/9/2022

When Digger scores a tank of fresh milk, he and Mark attempt to solve the mystery of turning milk into moonshine; Tickle and Josh ramp up underground operations at the Law's rental house; hunting dogs invade Mike and Jerry's mountain still site.

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Mountain Mayhem
star
8.24
51 votes

#3 - Mountain Mayhem

Season 11 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/15/2021

Mark and Digger search in an unlikely location for the ideal spot to sea-age their Tennessee Whiskey. A wrong turn earns Josh his next broken bone. When Jerry gets rushed to the ER, his partner is forced to figure out a complex recipe without him.

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Last Call
star
8.20
10 votes

#4 - Last Call

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/14/2017

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.

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Like Water for Moonshine
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8.15
52 votes

#5 - Like Water for Moonshine

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/24/2021

When Mark and Digger ask to run on commercial property, the answer is as shocking as the results. Mike and Jerry turn blueberries into top-shelf brandy, but it's the mash that's worth celebrating. Richard chases the green fairy to make backwoods absinthe.

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Too Much of a Good Thing
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8.15
60 votes

#6 - Too Much of a Good Thing

Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/12/2021

As Tickle and the Laws start a massive rye run, a mysterious tip results in too much of a good thing. Jerry gets rushed to the hospital and Mike finds himself shorthanded. Tim innovates a backwoods process for his single-malt shine.

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Burning Down the House
star
8.14
56 votes

#7 - Burning Down the House

Season 11 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/30/2022

In the season finale, just as Mark and Digger undertake their large-scale bootleg to Nashville, the law makes an unwelcome return.

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Tennessee Royalty
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8.13
45 votes

#8 - Tennessee Royalty

Season 11 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/9/2022

Mark and Digger team up with Danielle Parton to run the first moonshine in decades on her legendary family property. Tim heads to the highlands of Jalisco to harvest blue agave to run Tequila. Richard invents a flammable recipe for a New Orleans chef.

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Popcorn's Secret Stash
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8.13
101 votes

#9 - Popcorn's Secret Stash

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/23/2019

Ten years after Popcorn Sutton's death, his widow reveals a clue that could lead Mark and Digger to a hidden stash; Mike must gin up his brandy game to pay off his debt to Mark and Digger; Donnie and Teresa build a still site in a Kentucky cave.

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Moonshine Takedown
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8.10
150 votes

#10 - Moonshine Takedown

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/9/2014

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.

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Another Man's Mash
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8.10
61 votes

#11 - Another Man's Mash

Season 10 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/2/2021

Tickle and the Laws invent a new recipe with master distiller Richard Landry. Mark and Digger crack their thousand jar problem while mashing in their most profitable run in years. Tim and Howard make a ceramic still to rediscover a colonial whiskey.

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Hard Times Make the Best Shine
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8.09
65 votes

#12 - Hard Times Make the Best Shine

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/24/2020

With national supply chains disrupted, Mark and Digger unearth a ton of free ingredients; Tickle helps Josh build a submarine still farm; and Mike designs a first-ever backwoods column still, perfect for endless runs of high-quality low-cost liquor.

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Bootleg Hustle
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8.07
27 votes

#13 - Bootleg Hustle

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/17/2012

It's the dead of winter in Appalachia, and moonshine season is months away. Moonshiner Tim and his partner Tickle are planning a daring 100-mile bootleg run capped with a risky midday moonshine transfer - something Tim rarely does.

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Mobile Moonshiner Madness
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8.06
81 votes

#14 - Mobile Moonshiner Madness

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/6/2019

Josh debuts his mobile still at a North Carolina biker rally. In the Great Smoky Mountains, Mike gets burned by a taste of his own medicine. There's a reason Franklin County, VA is the Moonshine Capital of America, and someone there is above the law.

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Sweet Corn Revenge
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8.05
58 votes

#15 - Sweet Corn Revenge

Season 10 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/19/2021

After Mike asks the wrong shiner for help, Mark and Digger land a skilled new partner. On a mountain run, Mark and Huck nearly meet the barrel of a gun. Jerry attempts a comeback as a land sale forces him and Mike to abandon their column still site.

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Arrested Development
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8.05
177 votes

#16 - Arrested Development

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/9/2018

Tickle mentors JT at Belmont Farm; Mark and Digger receive an impossible shine order; Patti and David secure their still site after spotting a deadly intruder; Lance and Jeff scramble when their bootlegger goes missing.

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Hemp Shine
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8.04
89 votes

#17 - Hemp Shine

Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/25/2020

Tickle and the Laws infuse a batch of shine with anxiety-reducing CBD, Josh digs into a secret stash to cure his blues and a mystery bootlegger encroaches on Mike's turf.

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Bottle Shock
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8.04
48 votes

#18 - Bottle Shock

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/8/2021

Mark and Digger retrieve their sea-aged whiskey only to discover how easily it slips through their fingers. Richard and Craig run into trouble upsizing absinthe production. Tickle and the Laws look to moonshine history to get their season on track.

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Moonshine of Mexico
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8.04
48 votes

#19 - Moonshine of Mexico

Season 11 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/26/2022

Tim treks to the town of Tequila in search of the moonshine of Mexico; Tickle, Josh and the Laws build an assembly line of submarine stills for a large-scale run of pricey cherry shine; Mark and Digger take backwoods rye to a whole new level.

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Georgia on My Shine
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8.04
80 votes

#20 - Georgia on My Shine

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/3/2020

Mark and Digger heads to Georgia to visit an old-time shiner and restore an important piece of Popcorn Sutton history; Tim and Tickle plan on how to sell their new shine; Mike finds out about a rival on his turf.

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Backwoods Justice
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8.03
93 votes

#21 - Backwoods Justice

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/9/2019

Tensions boil over in Tennessee as Mike must answer for blowing up Mark and Digger's still. With Tickle in jail, JT answers the call when two outlaw shiners show up looking for help in the woods. Josh faces more bad news in the form of a bear.

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Mid-Season Secret Summit
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8.03
67 votes

#22 - Mid-Season Secret Summit

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/12/2019

Midway into the season, America's top moonshiners gather to deal with unfinished business. Mike tells his side of the Mark & Digger feud. Josh reveals scars from his checkered past, and the shiners put their skills to the test in a whiskey showdown.

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Secret Summit: Unfinished Business
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8.02
53 votes

#23 - Secret Summit: Unfinished Business

Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/13/2019

Moonshiners share their tricks for running shine and how they avoid the long arm of the law. Tim reveals a visit with Tickle behind bars, and Mark & Digger reveal an unexpected twist in their search for Popcorn Sutton's shine, stashed a decade ago.

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Appalachian Ambrosia
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8.02
53 votes

#24 - Appalachian Ambrosia

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/5/2022

Mark and Digger whip up a high-gravity southern dessert while Tim puts a backwoods ritual onto store shelves; Amanda helps Mark and Huck...

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Hard Seltzer
star
8.02
53 votes

#25 - Hard Seltzer

Season 11 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/12/2022

When Josh devises a formula for a profitable hard seltzer, he must convince Tickle and the Laws to contribute their valuable peach brandy to a risky enterprise; Mark and Digger attempt to turn a windfall of scuppernong grapes into Appalachian cognac.

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