Darlene goes against her best instinct and lights up her still indoors. In Virginia, Tickle encounters bad luck when he starts his own moonshine. In Louisiana, Patti and David bootleg on the bayou. Viewers will witness practices rarely, if ever, seen on television including the sacred rite of passage for a moonshiner - firing up the still for the first time. Josh and Bill might finally be back in the game. Jeff, Mark, and Jim Tom run three stills at once, and Deputy Sheriff Chuck arrests the suspect he has been pursuing all season.
And an influx of new shiners creates a wave of competition like never before. Patti and David build a second still in hopes of doubling their production, and Lance tries to regain Jeff's trust running solo. Accompanying him to locations of his memories, we glance into his life as a moonshiner. Rookies enter their second season, with knowledge gained and a chip on their shoulders. In North Carolina, Jeff and Mark are surprised by an unexpected visitor. Tim puts dollars on the line to save his operation.
Mark and Jeff share a holiday dinner; Bill makes handmade gifts, and Tickle offers some holiday tips. The moonshiners set aside their craft and carry on the other parts of their lives. Mike designs a unique still to make high-dollar shine. Then the guys let Tim be the judge of a moonshine taste test. Mark hunts and kills a wild hog. Jim Tom and Roy build the still that will carry them to greatness. Tim is thousands of cases of moonshine away from delivering the order of a lifetime.
Agent Jesse conducts reconnaissance of an active still site. Mike is desperate to complete his New Orleans order, and turns to Darlene. Now, it's just a matter of getting their shine into the hands of their eager customers. Tickle flirts with disaster as he tries to sell his Kentucky made white lightning. Tim's plan to give a backwoods makeover to Troy's distillery will cost him big. Meanwhile, Deputy Sheriff Chuck gets a tip from a hunter that leads him to an abandoned site.
At Belmont Farms, an experimental moonshine is prepared while Mike seeks out a new still hand in Tennessee. Their conversation is a walk down Moonshiners memory lane as we revisit some of the series' greatest hits related to the automobile. Jeff, Mark, and Lance find their competition is still out there. Tim has a tough time adjusting to moonshining in a legal Kentucky distillery, and Tickle takes a road trip. Mark and Digger scramble to complete a technically challenging run while Mark risks a solo run of whiskey. Tensions run high in the Kentucky distillery with Tim and his partner Steve, and a new moonshiner appears in Mississippi.
Tim celebrates with his firehouse family; Josh cuts the best tree for his daughter. And a ton of work lies ahead for Mark and Jeff after a brush with the law. Jeff, Mark and Lance hope that a classic recipe will save their season. Tim must create a way to fill a massive international order and it's judgment day in Virginia as Tickle puts on a brave face for court. But they soon hit a violent roadblock. A hurricane threatens their still site. Tim and Tickle are starting to try to produce some moonshine.
Lance takes a risk on a new kind of whiskey, while Jeff and Mark prep their indoor still site. Mark and Jeff share a holiday dinner; Bill makes handmade gifts, and Tickle offers some holiday tips. They reminisce about their biggest hauls, closest brushes with the law, and favorite tactics of evasion. But the path to perfection is always paved with spills. Moonshiners Jeff and Mark, and partners Josh and Bill hit the ground running. Meanwhile, Jeff, Mark and Jim Tom make a batch of rye whiskey in.
Agent Jesse tries to arrest people. Deputy Chuck takes to the water to catch Mark red-handed. Josh and Bill are sidelined with a crushed still. Josh reveals scars from his checkered past, and the shiners put their skills to the test in a whiskey showdown. Mark enlists a retired lawman to bootleg 30 gallons of shine into a music festival. Jeff and Mark suspect a rival in their territory. Jeff and Mark suspect a rival in their territory.
Tim has a tough time adjusting to moonshining in a legal Kentucky distillery, and Tickle takes a road trip. And whether it's gathering with friends and loved ones, giving yuletide alms, creating new flavors of shine or forging new traditions, these shiners are embracing the holiday spirit. In Louisiana, a sassafras shine experiment puts a big delivery at risk. Mark and Jeff make a risky move when they sell some of their product in town. Mark heads into the mountains of Appalachia to track a black bear and also to dig ginseng, a rare medicinal root that he wants to infuse with moonshine. Tennessee shiners, Mark and Digger, test an invention that could revolutionize moonshining. Short on payback cash, Mike and Daniel invent a new way to get out of debt.