Moonshine has always had a somewhat controversial reputation in the United States. Though it is against federal law to produce it, some states have actually made it legal to make moonshine for personal use. If you are interested in producing your own moonshine, it is good to know which states allow it, so you don’t get in trouble with the law. Here are the states where you can legally make moonshine for personal consumption:
Alaska: In Alaska, you are allowed to make up to 5 gallons of moonshine per year for personal consumption.
Arizona: Arizona allows its residents to make moonshine for personal use as long as it is not sold or distributed.
Missouri: In Missouri, you can produce moonshine as long as it is 100% for personal consumption and not for sale.
Massachusetts: Massachusetts has a bit of a caveat: it is legal to make moonshine for personal consumption except for in cities that have banned the practice.
It is important to keep in mind that although these states allow the production of moonshine for personal consumption, it is still–and will always be–against federal law to produce it. So, if you decide to produce moonshine, do so at your own risk and make sure to keep it strictly for personal consumption.