Mountain Mama Moonshine
A set up of some products in the distillery for advertisement.
Two of the owners of the moonshine distillery.
This is a picture of inside of the distillery.
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Backstory and Context
Supporters of the plan to create a distillery hope that it will create jobs and an attraction that could attract visitors to the small town. Man is a located along the popular Hatfield and McCoy trails and the moonshine distillery has attracted numerous daytrippers along those trails. The distillery was built for people to tour the building, taste the liquor, and buy their products being made.
Some religious residents opposed the creation of the distillery, but shortly after its creation, most residents have welcomed the business to their town and hope that it could spur new industries in an area facing economic transition as coal mining continues to decline owing to market forces and regulatory action. For many, Man's future and that of the region lies in attracting tourists and small businesses like this distillery.