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Friday, 19 March 2021 12:56

COLUMN: Whiskey Willie

Moonshining began very early in American history, shortly after the Revolution. The U.S. found itself struggling to pay for the expense of fighting a long war. The solution was to place a federal tax on liquors and spirits (don’t that just sound like our government today). Well those folks won’t gonna put up with that new whiskey tax, no siree. They just decided to just keep on making their own whiskey; completely ignoring the federal tax.

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 07:34

Moonshine and Revenuers

Alcoholic Beverage Commission officers, or “old-time revenuers”, regard the secret making and selling of illegal whiskey not as a criminal offense, but as a tax violation. These men and occasional women, put in 60-80 hours a week at work and almost never take a vacation. Their primary job is to stop the making or selling of non-tax paid liquor, and more recently, the growing and selling of illegal drugs.

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