Alabama police arrest three bootleggers – confiscated 1,230 liters of moonshine

A report from Alabama, more precisely from Russell County, reached us today: After a house search, the local sheriff’s office arrested three black burners, a 48-barrel still and over 1200 Liter Moonshine, the name for illegally distilled Bourbon New Make, confiscated.

The three suspects between the ages of 34 and 58 probably not only wanted to earn extra income by illegally distilling alcohol, they were also in the building on Rutherford Rd Marijuana and found stolen items such as two car tags and counterfeit papers, as well as a gun.

All three of the bootleggers are now in the Russell County Jail, with deposits for the trio set at between $ 35,000 and $ 38,500.

Moonshining in Alabama has a long tradition – law enforcement officials have always tried to put a stop to this illegal activity, but with moderate success. If you want to find out more about the history of moonshining in Alabama, please refer to the highly interesting English-language article “Alabama moonshine raids through the decades: 81 years of lawmen battling bootleggers” on – which is illustrated with a large number of historical photographs.

This whiskey still comes from Tennessee and was installed in the Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tennessee, USA by the famous Moonshiner Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton (1946-2009). Photo by Brian Stansberry – Own work, CC BY 3.0,

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