My friend Tom and his cohort are working on a documentary about disappearing Appalachian lifestyles. They took this photo of legendary moonshiner Popcorn Sutton and his still. Apparently, the still blew up shortly after this photo was made.
In addition to the photo, Tom also gave me a jug of moonshine that was from the last batch before the blast. Popcorn signed the bottle in his usual ornery way: “Popcorn Sutton said Fuck You. July 2007.”
Apparently, old Popcorn is a bit of a prick. When I Googled him, I turned up this blog that his daughter created. Amazing.
I haven’t sampled this batch of ‘shine, but the last time I got into Popcorn’s wares it was a real treat. He might be an asshole, but he makes great moonshine.