Indeed distilling is illegal here though I've seen some home brew shops that have distillation equipment and somehow made whiskey and bourbon. I can't say if it was legal or not, but I definitely wouldn't chance it. Having an open flame in a room full of alcohol vapors doesn't seem like a good idea! I know a few friends that came back with slivovitze which is pretty much the same as samogon. It's a bit different over there as moonshine here is mainly distilled primarily from grains and/or corn where as "moonshine" in other countries in Europe is made from fruits (pears, apricots etc..). That's just from what I've heard from friends and read online though. I can't really say much else since I've never been there @dshramek That looks awesome! I have another week left for my double red ipa before I will bottle. So I might have a picture in 4 weeks from now. My next batch will probably be a brown ale or a Scottish ale, though I'll use my California yeast since I saved it from my last batch. Once it warms up I'm going to fire up my smoker and do a smoked rye ale. Get a nice batch of smoked malts mixed with rye.