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'A hot tip came into Alcohol Tax headquarters in Washington last week; if they would look in a spot in the Maryland woods thirty miles from the capital, they would find a big still. Three agents hustled to the spot. When they got close, they sniffed the telltale reek of fermenting *Background: portrait of Founder A. P. Giannini. mash. Led by their noses, they found a nice big still and vats that could hold 7,000 gallons of mash, enough to produce 240 gallons of high-proof moonshine a day. As the agents dynamited the...

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