Anyone ever see a real whiskey still in operation? I'm not talking about the legal kind. When I was 14 while squirrel hunting not far from our house in foothills of the Ouachita Mountains in AR I walked into an operating "white lighting" still. I didn't see anyone but I felt like they were close by. I got out of there pretty quick. We had only lived in AR a few months. Couple years later I found out who owned the still when he told me about the day he saw me. I recently took this picture of a whiskey still on the Blue Ridge Parkway in VA. It's at one of the many historical stops.