New book on moonshine “Still & Barrel” signs Thursday, June 1 at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café at 7pm

  Wilkes County, also known as the “Moonshine Capital of the World,” was the leading producer of illegal liquor for decades. In 1965, Tom Wolfe’s article in Esquire —“The Last American Hero is Junior Johnson. Yes!”—made the area nationally famous. Ever since prohibition, the law has been restrictive on distillers in North Carolina. But that doesn’t stop businesses in … Continue reading New book on moonshine “Still & Barrel” signs Thursday, June 1 at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café at 7pm