More on Moonshine: Secrecy remains, but appreciation for history brews

on 18/08/10 at 5:57 pm


Photo of Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton, the ultimate moonshiner

Moonshining is alive and well, but it’s not like the old days.

The death last year of Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton – who committed suicide rather than go to federal prison – marked the end of an era. With his mountain-man beard and Scot-Irish stubborn streak, the Cocke County resident was the very epitome of the Appalachian moonshiner.