Moonshiners is a Discovery Channel show that takes a look at the lives of different moonshiners who operate in the Appalachian Mountains. Despite the fact that making moonshine is illegal, the programme has been running since 2011 and continues to do so in 2021.

The Moonshiners cast members include Tim, Mark, Josh, Digger and many more. There are some who are new to the game and others who could practically make moonshine in their sleep. So, how old is JB Rader from Moonshiners? Let’s find out more about the OG of the show…

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Who is JB Rader?

When following recipes which are hundreds of years old, it’s often best to take advice from people who have been in the game longer than you.

Mark and Digger enlisted the help of JB back in 2016 on Moonshiners and said that he had worked with the legendary Popcorn Sutton.

JB Rader is essentially a legend in the illegal moonshine business himself. Speaking of his former moonshine making partner, JB said: “I started out with Popcorn, I admired him for his liquor making.”

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How old is JB Rader from Moonshiners?

JB Rader’s exact age is currently unknown, however, online sources suggest that he’d have been born in the 1940s or 1950s.

JB’s former moonshine making partner, Popcorn was born in 1946, so if JB is of a similar age, it would make him around 75 years old in 2021.

Details of JB’s personal life, such as his partner, family, marriage or children don’t appear to be available to the general public. Although JB has spent many years on a hit Discovery show, he’s done well to keep his private life under wraps.

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JB Rader in 2021

While older clips of JB Rader on Moonshiners show him saying that he’s been out of the liquor making game for some time, in 2021 it looks like he’s back into what he does best.

As per the Moonshiners Twitter page, Mark, Digger and JB are making moonshine in the 2021 series.

In 2019, JB also signed a deal with a North Carolina distillery called South Mountain Distilling Co. to make a new moonshine line. JB doesn’t appear to be going anywhere any time soon and the moonshine pro even had a song written about him in 2019!

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Helen Williams
Helen Williams

After studying for her BA in Journalism at Solent University, Helen went straight into writing for GRV Media as years of binge-watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta finally started to pay off. Helen has been with the company for over three years, writing about reality TV and specialising in USA and UK content. Outside of work you’ll find her rustling up Nigella’s latest recipes, or at the beach walking her dog.

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