Popcorn Sutton’s XXX Tennessee White Whiskey

Ever since I saw the first low-budget documentary about Popcorn Sutton, I was hooked.  I’ve written about him before on this blawg, so I’m sure that comes as no surprise to a lot of you.

Some friends of our live in Tennessee, and somewhere along the way of planning their visit to Georgia, I asked them to bring me a jar of Popcorn Sutton’s XXX Tennessee White Whiskey.  I’d heard stories that they were going to stop using mason jars and start bottling it which, to me, just ain’t the same, and I wanted a jar.  I almost forgot about it until we went to visit while they were down here.  I sat down in front of a jar with a picture of Popcorn Sutton on it.  Then it hit me.  I think “Ohhhh….!!!!” or something equally brilliant came out of my mouth, but I honestly felt like I was touching a legend as silly as it may seem.  (Hey, cut me some slack, I’d just gotten out of the hospital THAT DAY.)  I can tell you for sure that the jar is staying up on a high shelf never to be cracked.  I don’t collect much, but that one I’m keeping.  OK, fine… I also collect magnets, shot glasses, dirty socks under the coffee table and rocks.

Popcorn Sutton

Popcorn Sutton’s XXX Tennessee White Whiskey

So as I sit here typing about Popcorn Sutton and his likker, it makes me wonder.  Why is it illegal to make your own liquor, but legal to make your own beer and wine?  Is is purely the alcohol content?  That’s silly.  People can drink themselves to death with beer and wine, too.

Do you think moonshinin’ should be legal, if you do it on your property with materials (all legal, by the way) all bought and paid for by yourself?  I do.  Let’s hear what y’all think on the subject!

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5 Responses to Popcorn Sutton’s XXX Tennessee White Whiskey

  1. Pooter says:

    The only reason making any kind of alcohol is illegal is because the Feds won’t get their tax money from it’s sale. I doubt them revenuers will come busting down your door for making a little bit of liquor in a small batch for your own consumption, as long as you don’t try to sell it. Just remember, the tax man has what it takes to take what you have.

  2. Sean says:

    My stepdad is a cousin of Popcorn, and I’m looking for a couple of sealed jars to buy if someone can help! I would appreciate it very much.

  3. Alan "Joxer " Catterall says:

    I was wondering if popcorn’s corn mash is available in the U.K. …….And if it’s similar in taste to Poitin ( Irish moonshine ) which is an ancestor of U.S. moonshine , but instead of cornmeal ,it’s made from potatoes !

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