Mark takes a second shot at delivering his liquor by boat. Tyler searches for the perfect bootlegging car. Short on payback cash, Mike and Daniel invent a new way to get out of debt. Tim and Tickle are starting to try to produce some moonshine. A deadly disaster leaves Tim rattled and rethinking his plans to expand. Tennessee shiners, Mark and Digger, test an invention that could revolutionize moonshining.
Jim Tom surprises producers by making his debut at the roundtable. Mike tells his side of the Mark and Digger feud. Mark and Digger's season is in danger after their bootleg deal backfires. Chico and Tyler talk about their split with Tickle. Their conversation is a walk down Moonshiners memory lane as we revisit some of the series' greatest hits related to the automobile.
Josh is working on one last score and making amends. Sheriff's Deputy Chuck gains ground on Lance. And Tickle's deal with a moonshine savior almost breaks down. Jeff, Mark, and Jim Tom run three stills at once, and Deputy Sheriff Chuck arrests the suspect he has been pursuing all season. Between run-ins with the law and time serving hard labor, he spent 60 years making illegal shine.
The series dramatizes their liquor production efforts, law-evading techniques and lives. Jim Tom and Roy are back in action. Deputy Chuck is hot on a trail. Tickle has some interaction with his old still hand Howard. Josh and Bill take on new risks as they try to stay alive in the moonshine game, as bootleggers.
Mark and Mike reunite, while Chico and Sondra risk it all. In North Carolina, Jeff and Mark are surprised by an unexpected visitor. The eighth season premiered on January 2, 2019. Meanwhile, Deputy Sheriff Chuck gets a tip from a hunter that leads him to an abandoned site. Tim and Tickle produce moonshine day and night, making more money than Tim has ever made before.
Lance takes a risk on a new kind of whiskey, while Jeff and Mark prep their indoor still site. Josh and Bill butt heads in the backwoods. Jim Tom and Roy build the still that will carry them to greatness. Josh and Bill might finally be back in the game. Jeff, Mark and Lance look to take out the competition with one shot. Jeff, Mark and Lance aim to double their profits while the law threatens to end Josh and Bill's season early. Patti and David end their season with a boatload of shine.
Bill and Josh build an underground bunker to hide their shine. Agent Jesse conducts reconnaissance of an active still site. Mark takes a second shot at delivering his liquor by boat. Snags at the distillery have production at a halt and Tim's future in jeopardy. Mark and Digger scramble to complete a technically challenging run while Mark risks a solo run of whiskey. Law enforcement agent Jesse Tate shuts down an illegal drinking establishment.
As of April 3, 2019, 163 episodes of Moonshiners have aired. But perhaps more importantly to the moonshiners, it's a tradition dating back hundreds of years, passed down to them from their forefathers. Tim considers a permanent role for Tickle at the distillery; Sondra convinces Chico that a unique recipe will seal their season; Lance surprises Jeff with an unorthodox moonshine ingredient. This episode was dedicated in memory of Darrin Lewis, Mike's brother. Equipment failure threatens the production of Tim Smith's legal moonshine, and Josh and Bill finally begin their first run of strawberry brandy. And a ton of work lies ahead for Mark and Jeff after a brush with the law.