Workers Recovering after Explosion at Moonshine Distillery

Apr 24, 2015

Silver Trail Distillery's "LBL's Most Wanted" moonshine product line
Credit Silver Trail Distillery Facebook

Two men are recovering at a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee after Marshall County’s Silver Trail Distillery exploded Friday morning.

The distillery is attributing the explosion to a “massive equipment failure." An investigation is ongoing.

Second distiller Jay Rogers and his assistant Kyle Rogers suffered serious burns and will be reviewed Monday for skin graft surgery to begin, according to the distiller’s Facebook page.

CFSB Bank in Benton is accepting donations for the men’s medical treatment costs. Distillery owner Spencer Balentine was not injured in the explosion.

The distillery manufactured and sold “LBL 1950s” style moonshine.