From hidden stills, to the roar of hopped-up whiskey cars on dirt tracks,
to the birth of NASCAR, it's a helluva ride and it all starts with moonshine.
Early in my research, I happily discovered ASW Distillery, the second legally licensed distillery in Atlanta, located less than five miles from my front door!  Jim Chasteen and Charlie Thompson, Co-founders are Licensed Bootleggers. Along with them, Justin Manglitz and Chad Ralston have been extremely helpful.

The graphic above decorates their tasting room and they have graciously allowed me to use it here. The artist is Aaron Fu. By all means visit them at