Popcorn Sutton Moonshine Grain Kit
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The Popcorn Sutton Moonshine Recipe Kit Includes:
3 -1b bags of Raw Yellow Corn for Moonshine
4-1lb bags of Malted Barley for Moonshine
1 Package Distillers Yeast
Our Popcorn Sutton Moonshine Grain kit is the easiest way to make moonshine like a legend.
Our kit includes everything you need to make moonshine like Sutton -even your yeast!
You'll have all the nutrients, flavor, and aroma needed to make your moonshine just the way Popcorn Sutton would have wanted. Plus, with our easy-to-follow instructions, you'll be transforming your ingredients into quality moonshine in no time!
The Legend of Popcorn Sutton
You won't find a bigger moonshine legend than Marvin ‘Popcorn’ Sutton. Popcorn Sutton was famous for his delicious shine, and his appearances in several documentaries on the subject.
Sutton made his living by making whiskey using a 100-year-old family recipe and selling it out of the back of his Ford Model A truck.
Popcorn Sutton and Tennessee White Whiskey
Popcorn Sutton would boast he had moonshine in his blood. He was taught the craft of shining from a young age, just like his father and grandfather before him. With a Scottish-Irish heritage, he was born into a long line of moonshiners.
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Me and My Likker
Sutton may be a famous figure now, but he actually was unknown for most of his life. He didn't become famous until he was 60.
His fame was a result of his participation in several documentaries including The Last One, which actually went on to win a regional Emmy. He also appeared in “This is the Last Dam Run of Likker I’ll Ever Make."
In 1999 he penned his own autobiographical guide to making moonshine which he self-published called "Me and My Likker" which also chronicled his incredible journey of moonshine production.
Moonshine Should Be Legal
Popcorn Sutton was a big believer that moonshine should be legal to make and consume. However, his many brushes with the law would ultimately be his downfall.
During his youth, Popcorn had several run-ins with the law but he never served any time.
However, according to the New York Times, Popcorn's luck ran out one day when he was approached by an undercover federal officer.
Sutton told the officer he had 500 gallons of moonshine in Tennessee and another 400 gallons in Maggie Valley that he was ready to sell.
This information led to a raid on his property and he was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. This was a light sentence considering that Popcorn was on probation at the time. The judge went easy on Popcorn because of his advancing age and failing health.
A LIGHT SENTENCE
Despite his long list of charges, including tax evasion, Sutton was only sentenced to 18 months in prison. The judge in Sutton's case showed some leniency due to Sutton's age and his failing health but insisted on jail time.
Popcorn Sutton's Death
Sutton never ended up serving any time as he committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning on March 16, 2009.
Sutton was reportedly suffering from cancer at the time of his death.
Popcorn Sutton Moonshine Recipe
Despite his death, Popcorn Sutton's legend lives on through the documentaries he appeared in, his autobiography, and of course, his moonshine.
Take the guesswork out of making Popcorn Sutton's Shine recipe with our recipe kit.