Authentic moonshine proves profitable in Tennessee

06/28/2013 | National Public Radio

Eastern Tennessee residents are tapping into their heritage by opening moonshine distilleries, a trend that is helping to boost the state's economy. "I thought it would be cool if we could do something involving moonshine and tourism and share this heritage," says Joe Baker, co-owner of Ole Smoky distillery in Gatlinburg. "We have an incredibly rich history with making liquor, and a lot of it stems from the land and the geography. It's an important part of who we are."

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