Local Man Thinks His Old McDavid Recipe Moonshine Is Good. He’ll Try To Prove It Tonight On National TV.

March 10, 2020

A Flomaton man will compete on national television to see if he makes the best moonshine during tonight’s episode of Moonshiners Master Distiller on the Discovery Channel.

“I had an old timer from McDavid that had many years experience in moonshine teach me how to do it about 13 years ago,” Johnny Griffis said, describing the man as a real character. “He gave me his old school family recipe.”

But don’t think Griffis will share the complete recipe for what he described as “an old school corn liquor moonshine”. He said it’s absolutely top secret. And moonshining is illegal in both Alabama and Florida.

The show was filmed in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in December under the license of a local distiller there, making the production legal.

And Griffis hopes that local residents will one day be able to purchase his moonshine. He said he’s filed the paperwork to start a legal distillery in the area.

Master Distiller airs at 9 p.m. Tuesday on the Discovery Channel. Griffis was not allowed to tell us in advance if he won.

According to the Discovery Channel, “America’s top legal and outlaw distillers go head to head in the ultimate booze-making competition to see who has what it takes to join the ranks of the greats and win the title of Master Distiller.” The champion of each episode will receive a limited release of their winning recipe through Sugarlands Distilling Co.

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15 Responses to “Local Man Thinks His Old McDavid Recipe Moonshine Is Good. He’ll Try To Prove It Tonight On National TV.”

  1. Awesome on March 11th, 2020 6:51 pm

    Great job and now you probably on the lookout from TriCity finest.

  2. Brenda on March 11th, 2020 9:01 am

    Johnny you’re #1 in our area and represented LA respectable. Great Job!

  3. Aluce Gayle on March 11th, 2020 8:10 am

    We are routing rooting for you! Good Luck!!!❗

  4. Brenda on March 11th, 2020 8:08 am

    Dang, I missed it…..

  5. Judson on March 10th, 2020 11:00 pm

    Hope you make it an open a bar in Molino an sell your product

  6. Gregg on March 10th, 2020 7:42 pm

    Good luck Johnny. I hope you do blow them out and make it big. You are an awesome guy and deserve whatever this may bring you in return. I hope it’s BIG $$$$$$$$

  7. Ol friend!! on March 10th, 2020 3:52 pm

    Way to go Johnny!! We talked about this about a month ago!! Im so happy for you!! Keep up the great work….

  8. Sedition on March 10th, 2020 3:46 pm

    I’d be happy to sample this and let him know how good it is. I have had some really good stuff in the past. Then again, I’ve had some shine that tasted like break cleaner as well.

  9. Eddie Ledkins on March 10th, 2020 11:18 am

    Just wondering if this recipe was passed down by my Uncle Buck?

  10. Shannon on March 10th, 2020 10:58 am

    @Lifendason There are much better things you could do with your life but I guess the lust for putting other people down and being ugly is your thing. Good luck tonight Johnny!!!

  11. Shannon on March 10th, 2020 10:49 am

    @Lifendason there are much better things to do with your life than criticise other people but I understand your lust for being the perfect person. Johnny I wish you the best of luck!!!

  12. Lifendason on March 10th, 2020 8:38 am

    Wow, I had family members when I was young go to jail/prison for making this stuff and now they do it on TV.

    There are better things to do with your time sir, but I understand the love for money lust. :(

  13. tg on March 10th, 2020 8:18 am

    Has to be aged in a chared small wooden barrel with sliced apple out in the flower bed so wife dosent know about it. At least a month.

  14. sam on March 10th, 2020 7:56 am

    hope you make a million johnny.

  15. Wannabnfla on March 10th, 2020 7:44 am

    Would love to purchase some of this….