Moonshine, despite popular belief, did not originate during Prohibition. After the Revolutionary War, whiskey was among the items taxed highly to pay for the war. For this reason, poor farmers built stills in the wilderness, usually in the Appalachians, and distilled whiskey at night. Hence the name "moonshine."
Also contrary to what some may believe, moonshine itself does not cause blindness, brain damage, or any medical problems aside from those that all alcohol does. Poorly made moonshine distilled by amateurs during Prohibition was the cause of this. Many people intended to make easy money and so added things like embalming fluid to their whiskey.
Moonshine is currently illegal in the United States because of taxes. It also has an extremely high alcohol content, usually in the range of 160 proof.
Moonshine (see also "white lightning") as a term refers to the alcohol's clear, colorless potency.
2.Something hillbillys make when they cant afford to go to town to buy beer and of whiskey
3.A drink known to cause blindness and second only to petrol in potency
Not usually weak.Can be aged.Making it smoother and stronger.
Guy-Isn't illegal to make that,and sell it?