Gwendolyn Glenn/WFAE

  In the early 1940s, television audiences were entertained by the antics of the cantankerous television and cartoon moonshiner "Snuffy Smith." He was known for hiding his moonshine stills in the woods and making toe-curling white corn whiskey under the cover of night.

These days, no shoot-outs are called for because with the proper permits, moonshining is legal in North Carolina. The distillers are more sophisticated, such as a trio who worked for former North Carolina Congressman Larry Kissell. They opened a new distillery in Concord this year and are turning out moonshine while keeping in touch with their political roots.

Winter Cocktails With A Southern Attitude

Dec 13, 2013
Kevin Kniestedt

With the holidays approaching and the weather getting colder, for many it’s a good time to warm up with a winter cocktail. I stopped by Charlotte’s 5Church restaurant and met with lead bartender Jennifer Barnette and Assistant General Manager Mark Childers and asked them for a few seasonal drink ideas – with a little bit of Southern attitude.