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Moonshiner makes his final batch
Ninety-year-old mixes up his last brew at Dawsonville distillery
Bill Pope samples the “worm box” to test the proof and quality of moonshine he is making. - photo by David Renner
After spending nearly a century in the mountains near Canton, one moonshiner is preparing his last batch in Dawsonville. Bill Pope, who started making corn liquor with his father at age 8 in 1931, visited the Dawsonville Distillery recently. “I’ve been at it so long, I just wanted to make one more batch,” said the 90-year-old man.