Here’s How A Flomaton Moonshiner Did In A National TV Competition (Spoiler Alert)

March 11, 2020

“I’m an illegal distiller; I work in the backwoods.”

That’s how Flomaton resident Johnny Griffis described himself during Tuesday night’s episode of Moonshiners Master Distiller on the Discovery Channel.

He competed against two other distillers for bragging rights and a chance to have his moonshine bottled by the Sugarlands Distilling Co. in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Griffis made it to the final competition of the show where he made his “old school corn liquor moonshine” using a recipe he got from a McDavid old timer some 13 years ago.

Spoiler Alert — Scroll down below the photo to see if Griffis won.

In the end, Griffis finished second in the competition.

To watch the episode, click here. (You must be a subscriber to a cable, satellite or streaming provider and have a package that includes the Discovery Channel.)

Pictured: Johnny Griffis of Flomaton on Moonshiners Master Distiller Tuesday night. Pictured first below: Griffis and his still somewhere near Flomaton. Images courtesy the Discovery Channel for, click to enlarge.


8 Responses to “Here’s How A Flomaton Moonshiner Did In A National TV Competition (Spoiler Alert)”

  1. Nathan Findley on March 12th, 2020 12:13 am

    Mike you grow it and I will test it for you.

  2. kathy Castleberry on March 11th, 2020 10:33 pm

    Way to go Johnny!! Proud of ya my friend

  3. mike on March 11th, 2020 4:58 pm

    cool. what’s next, a marijuana growing contest? i don’t smoke the stuff, but i imagine there would be no problem finding judges to “test” the final product. :D

  4. Jerrod Leon Henry on March 11th, 2020 12:45 pm

    Awesome friend and great Moonshiner..
    Great Job Buddy

  5. Roger Swift on March 11th, 2020 10:07 am

    Great job moonshiners are a no. 1 show in my book and co graduation good job

  6. Shannon on March 11th, 2020 9:59 am


  7. Howard Lofton on March 11th, 2020 8:00 am

    This Fella must have Read Lots of Books and Watched Many Hours of YouTUBE Videos ? You Did GREAT YOUNG MAN MADE IN ALABAMA

  8. Pamela on March 11th, 2020 6:43 am

    Way to go Johnny! So proud of my cousin.

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