Tasting the moonshine at Hocking Hills Moonshine

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Hocking Hills Moonshine


Learn how moonshine is made from start to finish at this family-owned distillery. You’ll see original copper pot stills that date back to the family’s 1800s farm and hear stories of how their 'shine was famed far and wide during Prohibition – thanks in part to the use of Hocking Hills' sweet spring water. Tastings follow the free tour.

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