Is it completely illegal to distill moonshine
Not Legal Advice: Federal laws dictate that you can make beer and wine for your own use without a license, but not distilled spirits (also known as moonshine). It is also against local and state laws to make liquor. Federal laws supersede local and state laws. Moonshining under state laws constitutes a misdemeanor. Under federal laws stricter sentences are imposed. Together federal, state, and local taxes consist of about 55% of the cost of a bottle of liquor.
Updated on Monday, February 06 2012 at 11:10AM EST