An angry spokeswoman for Alcohol Beverage Control told The Associated Press that the show only showed moonlight dramatization, adding that « if illegal activity did take place, the Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement took action. » There`s no doubt that the Bureau will eventually take another look at the series once they stop these pesky Duke guys from terrorizing Hazzard County. Who cares if it`s real life or just fantasy, it`s great entertainment and there`s a wealth of knowledge when you watch and watch the show and learn a lot where I leave the darts very many old moonshiners the new generation began to leave it wisely, but nothing like the elderly and it`s not about selling, it`s about friendships, bonfires, and entertainment, so keep the episodes if you want to meet decent moonshines, there are many of us in the senior West Virginia skies as a reality show, you can expect most of what is described to happen in real life. The equipment they use is the same type of equipment that real moonshiners would use. What`s more, the avoidance tactics they use to evade law enforcement may just as easily be what true moonshiners do. That`s why so many moonlight distilleries openly produce and sell moonlight. And that`s why moonshiners historically fight against the IRS and don`t say ATF. Jesse only appeared in the first season and never made another appearance due to the stunt pulled by the Moonshiners team. He claimed that the producers were not completely open to the series and only needed him to create their illusion for viewers. Source: @cedarmountainmoonshine Do these moonshiners really show the truest versions of themselves or do they behave as a moonshiner was taught? The first season of the show premiered on December 6, 2011 and the second season premiered on November 7, 2012. Season 3 premiered on November 3, 2013. Season 4 premiered on November 4, 2014.  Season 5 premiered on November 17, 2015. Season 8 premiered on January 2, 2019. I love Keep it going! I`m not interested in Master Distillers! Portions of the show featuring Marvin « Popcorn » Sutton are from a documentary by Neal Hutcheson. Hutcheson`s documentary was filmed in 2002 and released the same year as This is the Last Dam Run of Likker I`ll Ever Make.  In 2008, a version of the documentary, edited for television, aired on PBS and Documentary Channel titled The Last One and won a Southeast Emmy Award in 2009. Sutton was arrested in 2007 by ATF agents in Cocke County, Tennessee (led by Jim Cavanaugh of Waco Siege Fame) for illegal distillation of alcohol and possession of a handgun by a criminal, and sentenced to eighteen months in prison in 2009. He later committed suicide, apparently to avoid serving his federal prison sentence and because he had been diagnosed with cancer.  However, the illegality of what they advertise is undeniable. And according to Virginia ABC, they would be in jail if they did something illegal to secure their arrest. And since law enforcement didn`t do anything about it after watching the show, we can assume that no real moonlight will be made. From this point of view, the TV show Moonshiners is fake.
Tickle: And that`s why moonshine is illegal, because no tax is paid on it. It`s not that it`s not regulated or that the government thinks it might be an inferior product, which if you know what you`re doing to make moonshine, that`s absolutely what you don`t want there. You cannot label your product if you make it in the forest. Your product must sell itself. If you have a bad product, no one will buy more shine from you. At the time of his death, Sutton was awaiting trial for illegal distillation of spirits, a charge that was avoided especially by the show`s other stars, who are told to do exactly the same thing under millions of eyes. Reality TV is what it is. I love the show, keep filming it. Moonshiners is a docudrama produced by Magilla Entertainment.
The entertainment company also offers shows like Long Island Medium and Beachfront Bargain Hunt on our screens. Whether the show is real or fake has often been tweeted, with many viewers worried about the program`s premise. The fact that the show is based on the production of moonlight has led many viewers to question whether this is illegal, which makes the series « fake ». As in many reality shows, people are quite natural, but the scenes are probably planned. Moonshiners is not a pure documentary TV series. Like so many other shows, it is a docudrama that shows dramatizations of circumstances that may or may not have taken place in real life. Performers whose obvious legal expertise is quite impressive also empirically assert that they should be caught red-handed. Tim: Well, it`s not about being legal or illegal.
It`s all about responsibility and taxation for what you do, that`s all that goes with it. The federal government doesn`t care if it`s legal or illegal, it just wants manufacturers to be held accountable. On the retail side, it is a matter for the state. Every state makes retail sales.