White lightning. Corn liquor. Hooch. There are a hundred names by which liquor was (and might still be) made illegally. It is believed that this practice began in Colonial times when colonists would sell liquor to the Native Americans. Production continued during Prohibition and beyond, often in the hills where government agents were scarce, then transported to the nearby towns and sold.
Making moonshine is an art, and some producers added a “special ingredient” to distinguish theirs from everyone else’s.
The basic recipe for moonshine can be found here. I wouldn’t try it at home, though, not unless you look good in horizontal stripes and you don’t mind spending the next few years behind bars.
Have you ever tasted moonshine?