You gotta love the last lines, quoting the enforcement officer, Dixon...
"There's a lot of romance surrounding the operation of a still," Dixon, the enforcement officer, acknowledged. Folklore, too.
"It's just kind of a cool thing," he said. "I don't know how else to put it."
He hastened to add, however, that it is still a crime.
The time is coming, though it'll likely be slow in coming, when we'll be able to home distill just as we home brew beer... or wine... or mead.
The time may even come when the AHA takes on a role in making that possible (at least I hope so and think that would be appropriate.... do you?).