• The Time I Drank Vegemite Moonshine and Stayed Very Sober

    The reason I knew yesterday's Vegemite-hooch story was bogus? Because I tried (and failed) to brew some last year.

  • Alabama's Moonshine Task Force Is Closing In on the Last Few Aging Bootleggers

    The ABC Board, which operates a statewide monopoly on liquor sales, is funded by a liquor tax and performs its own enforcement. Recently, enforcement has taken the form of a massive crackdown on their only competition: moonshiners.

  • War Gin

    Ugandans are the hardest drinking Africans in the motherland, both in terms of per capita consumption and the hooch they choose to chug. Waragi, or "war gin," is what they call the local moonshine, and it makes the harshest Appalachian rotgut taste...