Kerry Underwood, moonshiner

Kerry Underwood, Moonshiner, award winning portrait

Keeper Kerry Underwood is a native of Roanoke, but has lived most of his adult life in the shadow of Buffalo Mountain in Floyd County. A restaurateur by trade, he has formed a new venture, Five Mile Mountain Distillery, to make legal moonshine, the first such operation in Western Virginia history.

The Moonshiner” (a.k.a Kerry) is a portrait finalist with The Artist’s Magazine 32nd Annual Art Competition and will be listed in the December issue. It has also made honorable mention in the 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition and will appear in the April 2016 issue of Pastel Journal.


Audio clip from the interview with Kerry.