Moonshine Names

Although some of the following moonshine names are general and self-explainatory, many have interesting and unique stories behind them. If you know the reasoning behind a nickname listed above, or one to add, please leave a comment below. If you are unable to leave a comment, please email us.

  • Alley Bourbon
  • Block & Tackle
  • Blue John
  • Buckeye Bark Whiskey
  • Bush Whiskey
  • Catdaddy
  • City Gin
  • Cool Water
  • Corn Liquor
  • Corn squeezins’
  • Deep Shaft
  • Donkey Punch
  • Happy Sally
  • Hillbilly Pop
  • Jet Fuel
  • Jump Steady
  • Mountain Dew
  • Moonshine
  • Mule Kick
  • Neilshine
  • Old Horsey
  • Panther’s Breath
  • Pine Top
  • Popskull
  • Radiator Whiskey
  • Red Eye
  • Rotgut
  • Ruckus Juice
  • See 7 Stars
  • Skull Cracker
  • ‘Splo
  • Stingo
  • Stump
  • Stumphole
  • Sugar whiskey
  • Sugarhead
  • Sweet Spirits of Cats a-Fighting
  • Tiger’s Sweat
  • White Lightning
  • White Dog
  • Wild Cat


A term coined during the North American prohibition era. Popskull was used to describe poor or unhealthy moonshine whiskey. We all know that a bad hangover can make you feel like your head is going to explode. Due to the awfulness of this moonshine it was often mixed with juice to mask its taste.

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