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Moonshiners

Moonshiners

Moonshiners have been around in the U.S. since the Whiskey Rebellion of the 1790s. Surprisingly, there are still a number of Americans who make moonshine -- an illegally produced distilled beverage -- mainly in the Appalachian region of the country. This docuseries tells the stories of people who brew their shine, often under the cloak of darkness in woods near their homes, and the authorities who try to keep them honest. The show allows viewers to witness practices rarely seen on television, including firing up the still for the first time -- a moonshiner's rite of passage. The show also introducers viewers to moonshining legends such as Marvin ``Popcorn'' Sutton.

Premiere:
Dec 06, 2011
Original Network:
The Discovery Channel
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Virgin Whiskey

S05, E14  (First Aired: Feb. 21, 2016)
Chico and Sandra are eager to make their first run; Tim's tank may not enable him to fulfill the Poland order; Josh churns out a family heritage spirit.
  • Tue 12/13
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • Discovery

Presidential Shine

S05, E15  (First Aired: Mar. 1, 2016)
Patti and David rush to sell off their stash; Jeff, Mark and Lance hope to save the season with a classic recipe; Mark and Digger get a visit from the law.
  • Tue 12/13
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • Discovery

End of an Era

S05, E16  (First Aired: Nov. 16, 2016)
Tim prepares to deliver the order of a lifetime; Mark and Digger are surprised in the middle of a shine sale; Josh works on one last score.
  • Tue 12/13
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • Discovery

Whiskey Rebellion

S06, E01  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 2016)
Josh hits the ground running but working solo risks catastrophic results; former outlaw Tim Smith trains his son JT to help run his legal outfit.
  • Tue 12/13
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • Discovery

Take Me to the River

S06, E02  (First Aired: Nov. 22, 2016)
Patti and David scramble to locate a clean water source for their operation; Mark Rogers ventures into unfamiliar territory to secure new buyers; Mark and Digger use an old moonshiner's trick to spook intruders from their still site.
  • Tue 12/13
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • Discovery

Hard Start

S06, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 29, 2016)
A catastrophe leaves Josh desperately in need of a helping hand; Chico and Sandra's moonshine partnership puts strain on their relationship; Mark and Digger furnish still with an innovation, but their operation has attracted an unwanted visitor.
  • Tue 12/13
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • Discovery

Big River Redemption

NEW
S06, E05 
Mark and Digger struggle to get a special recipe run for a shine legend; Big Chuck attempts to redeem himself after destroying Josh's operation; Chico and Sandra continue work on their still site but disaster strikes.
  • Tue 12/13
  • 10:00PM-11:01PM
  • Discovery
  • Wed 12/14
  • 12:01AM-1:02AM
  • Discovery

Risky Whiskey

S04, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 25, 2014)
Josh and Bill rebuild; Lance takes a risk on a new kind of whiskey; Jeff and Mark prepare the indoor still site; Tickle and his crew battle the elements; Tim gives the distillery a makeover.
  • Wed 12/14
  • 1:02AM-2:02AM
  • Discovery

Tennessee Rising

S04, E05  (First Aired: Dec. 2, 2014)
Former still hands of Popcorn Sutton emerge; Tim discovers that getting out of the business does not get you out of trouble; Mark and Jeff have a lot of work to do.
  • Wed 12/14
  • 2:02AM-3:02AM
  • Discovery

Moonshine Takedown

S04, E06  (First Aired: Dec. 9, 2014)
Tickle solidifies a stash location; Josh and Bill butt heads; Jim Tom and Roy return to action; Mark and Digger's still goes state-of-the-art; Mark and Jeff trick out their shine spot.
  • Wed 12/14
  • 3:02AM-4:00AM
  • Discovery

Hard Start

S06, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 29, 2016)
A catastrophe leaves Josh desperately in need of a helping hand; Chico and Sandra's moonshine partnership puts strain on their relationship; Mark and Digger furnish still with an innovation, but their operation has attracted an unwanted visitor.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • Discovery

Luck of the Irish

S06, E04  (First Aired: Dec. 6, 2016)
Rookie mistake could leave Josh and Chuck's operation dead in the water; Tim Smith travels across the Atlantic to teach an old Irish distillery a thing or two about making moonshine; Mark and Digger's mash test is interrupted by an unwanted visitor.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • Discovery

Big River Redemption

S06, E05  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 2016)
Mark and Digger struggle to get a special recipe run for a shine legend; Big Chuck attempts to redeem himself after destroying Josh's operation; Chico and Sandra continue work on their still site but disaster strikes.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • Discovery

Hard Start

S06, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 29, 2016)
A catastrophe leaves Josh desperately in need of a helping hand; Chico and Sandra's moonshine partnership puts strain on their relationship; Mark and Digger furnish still with an innovation, but their operation has attracted an unwanted visitor.
  • Tue 12/20
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • Discovery

Luck of the Irish

S06, E04  (First Aired: Dec. 6, 2016)
Rookie mistake could leave Josh and Chuck's operation dead in the water; Tim Smith travels across the Atlantic to teach an old Irish distillery a thing or two about making moonshine; Mark and Digger's mash test is interrupted by an unwanted visitor.
  • Tue 12/20
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • Discovery
  • Tue 12/20
  • 10:00PM-11:01PM
  • Discovery

The Ballad of Jim Tom

(First Aired: Jan. 7, 2014)
Jim Tom tells his story in song, and tries to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a country music star.
  • Tue 12/20
  • 11:01PM-12:01AM
  • Discovery

Making Spirits Bright

(First Aired: Dec. 20, 2016)
  • Wed 12/21
  • 12:01AM-1:02AM
  • Discovery

White Lightning Wars

S04, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 16, 2014)
The law closes in on Mark and Jeff; Tim wants to give Troy's distillery an expensive makeover; Tickle tries to sell his Kentucky-made white lightning.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 1:02AM-2:02AM
  • Discovery

Liquid Assets

S04, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 23, 2014)
Chico and Tyler hurry to deliver more shine to Virginia; Tickle has his hands full; Josh and Bill build an underground bunker; Mark and Digger test an invention.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 2:02AM-3:02AM
  • Discovery

Shine Jacked

S04, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 30, 2014)
Josh and Bill have a close call with authorities; a new lawman visits two shiners in Tennessee; Tickle learns a lesson the hard way.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 3:02AM-4:00AM
  • Discovery

Presidential Shine

S05, E15  (First Aired: Mar. 1, 2016)
Patti and David rush to sell off their stash; Jeff, Mark and Lance hope to save the season with a classic recipe; Mark and Digger get a visit from the law.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • Discovery

End of an Era

S05, E16  (First Aired: Nov. 16, 2016)
Tim prepares to deliver the order of a lifetime; Mark and Digger are surprised in the middle of a shine sale; Josh works on one last score.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • Discovery

A Very Moonshiners Christmas

(First Aired: Dec. 22, 2015)
Celebrating Christmas in Appalachia; the shiners embrace the holiday spirit by gathering with loved ones, giving alms and creating new flavors of shine.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • Discovery

Whiskey Rebellion

S06, E01  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 2016)
Josh hits the ground running but working solo risks catastrophic results; former outlaw Tim Smith trains his son JT to help run his legal outfit.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • Discovery

Take Me to the River

S06, E02  (First Aired: Nov. 22, 2016)
Patti and David scramble to locate a clean water source for their operation; Mark Rogers ventures into unfamiliar territory to secure new buyers; Mark and Digger use an old moonshiner's trick to spook intruders from their still site.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • Discovery

Hard Start

S06, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 29, 2016)
A catastrophe leaves Josh desperately in need of a helping hand; Chico and Sandra's moonshine partnership puts strain on their relationship; Mark and Digger furnish still with an innovation, but their operation has attracted an unwanted visitor.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • Discovery

Luck of the Irish

S06, E04  (First Aired: Dec. 6, 2016)
Rookie mistake could leave Josh and Chuck's operation dead in the water; Tim Smith travels across the Atlantic to teach an old Irish distillery a thing or two about making moonshine; Mark and Digger's mash test is interrupted by an unwanted visitor.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • Discovery

Big River Redemption

S06, E05  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 2016)
Mark and Digger struggle to get a special recipe run for a shine legend; Big Chuck attempts to redeem himself after destroying Josh's operation; Chico and Sandra continue work on their still site but disaster strikes.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • Discovery

Making Spirits Bright

(First Aired: Dec. 20, 2016)
  • Wed 12/21
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • Discovery
  • Sat 12/24
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • Discovery
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  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • Discovery