Henry Holbrook

We trace Kentucky Mist's roots back to Little Henry Holbrook and the days of American Prohibition, or the Dark Ages, as they should be rightly called. Distilling corn liquor and bootlegging in the Appalachian Mountains was more than a way of life for Henry and his kinfolk in those days. It was how Henry and his family survived.

Our family legacy

Kentucky Mist Moonshine is a craft distillery located in the Appalachian Mountains. Born from a deep heritage of distilling spirits in eastern Kentucky, Kentucky Mist takes pride in distilling every drop of alcohol used in our products, and making flavored moonshine using whole fruit for the most genuine taste.

prison time

Henry finally got caught bootlegging his corn liquor to folks in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, and the federal government sent him away to Atlanta in 1930 for a long prison stint in the federal penitentiary. While Henry was there, he formed a good friendship with fellow bootlegger, Al Capone. As the years passed him outside of his concrete walls, Henry became determined to not let his moonshine makin' be the end of his family's legacy.

A new generation of moonshiners

Henry continued to bootleg moonshine, although he spent 17 years of his life in captivity. He died in 1986, but almost seventy years after he had served his time in Atlanta, Henry's grandson wanted to take up the craft that had landed Henry behind bars for nearly two decades. Colin Fultz decided he was going to turn the Holbrook family tradition into a legal business in 2015. Using trade secrets and recipes passed down for generations, Colin opened Kentucky Mist's doors to Whitesburg and east Kentucky, as determined as his grandpaw Henry to share his family's legacy with the entire world.