Popcorn Sutton's "Legal" Moon Shine

Hank Williams Jr. never got to count legendary moonshiner Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton as one of his rowdy friends, but the country singer will be the first to be able to sell Sutton’s liquor legally.

Williams and business partners J&M Concepts and Pam Sutton held a party in Nashville on Tuesday, Nov. 9, to celebrate the launch of Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey. Celebrities attending the event included Kid Rock, Martina McBride, Zac Brown, Colt Ford, Travis Tritt, Eddie Montgomery, Josh Thompson, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Tanya Tucker and Rodney Atkins.

Sutton, who died in 2009, was renowned for the quality of his illegal liquor. According to a press release, Williams and his partners obtained Sutton’s white whiskey recipe and will produce the liquor “by hand” in individual batches. Sales will begin in Middle Tennessee and the partners hope to expand the availability of the product in the future.