The Moonshiners are ready to give viewers quite the spirited history lesson! In an all-new spinoff series, MOONSHINERS: AMERICAN SPIRIT, the Moonshiners venture out on a fun-filled search for the legendary lost liquors of America’s past… and learn a thing or two about our nation’s history along the way. They’re on a mission to keep American spirits alive and will leave no liquor (or history lesson) behind! MOONSHINERS: AMERICAN SPIRIT premieres Wednesday, April 13 at 8pm ET/PT on Discovery.
Each week, Moonshiners Tim and Howard will travel across the US to rediscover legendary liquors that have been lost to time. Unearthing dusty bottles and hidden recipes, they’ll rebuild ancient pot stills with fellow Moonshiner, Tickle, and recreate secret mash bills in a bold attempt to taste American spirits that would otherwise be lost to history.
With each episode focused on a single libation – from Benjamin Franklin’s liquor in Philly to Franklin Roosevelt’s secret moonshine in Georgia – together the Moonshiners will learn about the origins of each spirit and its place in the history books. This is history like you’ve never… tasted!
Viewers also won’t want to miss the all-new MASTER DISTILLER TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS beginning Wednesday, April 27 at 9pm ET/PT. Each week in the tournament, the top legal and outlaw champions in the history of Master Distiller – Richard, Amanda, Tater, and Mena – compete against still-hand champions, Howard and Daniel, in a four-episode grand elimination tournament. Joining judges Mark, Digger and Tim are special guest judges Josh Owens, Henry Law, Mark Rogers, Danielle Parton and Popcorn Sutton’s spouse, Pam Sutton.
Fans can join the conversation on social media by following Moonshiners Facebook and Twitter, and using #AmericanSpirit and #MasterDistiller.
MOONSHINERS: AMERICAN SPIRIT is produced for Discovery Channel by Magilla Entertainment. Executive producers for Magilla Entertainment are Matthew Ostrom, Laura Palumbo Johnson, Jason Fox, Eric Duncan and Kevin Allgood, with Josh Abrahamson and Amy Raugust serving as co-executive producers and Chris Tetens serving as consulting executive producer. For Discovery Channel, executive producer is Bill Howard and coordinating producer is Paola Espinosa. MASTER DISTILLER TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS is also produced for Discovery Channel by Magilla Entertainment.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with the PGA Tour to create the Global Home of Golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit www.corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.
About Magilla Entertainment
Magilla Entertainment is one of the largest independently owned unscripted production companies in the U.S. Founded in 2009, Magilla is home to a diverse portfolio of series, with current and recent hits including Moonshiners, Master Distiller, Diesel Brothers and Dirty Mudder Truckers, all for Discovery, as well as Mooshiners: Smoke Ring for discovery+; Long Island Medium and I Love a Mama’s Boy for TLC; HGTV franchises Beach Front Bargain Hunt and Lake Front Bargain Hunt; and The Cars That Built the World, American Ripper and one-hour documentary Rise Up: The Moment That Changed America for History Channel. For more information, visit www.magilla.tv.
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