Silver Trail Distillery has joined the Kentucky Distillers' Association.
Spencer Balentine's distillery in Marshall County, a dry county, has "brought distilling back to the Land Between the Lakes region for the first time in a century," said Jeff Conder, KDA chairman.
Balentine uses a wagon-bed still based on the original designed by his great uncle, Alfred "Casey" Jones, in 1947 to make illegal moonshine. (It was seized by federal agents and filled with concrete; it remains on display in Aurora, Ky.)
Silver Trail's first product is 100-proof LBL Most Wanted Moonshine in ring-handled jugs. Right now it is not available for sale but Balentine is working on a deal with a Louisville distributorship that could bring it to stores next month. He also has plans for an apple pie moonshine to be called "Apple Cin" and a pineapple moonshine, "LBL Pine Shine."