The Black Pot

“Excessive alcohol consumption caused many problems amongst his parishioners and Father Donald in his own way tried to resolve this problem. Alcohol “moonshine” was produced locally in privately owned Stills which Father Donald referred to as “Black Pots” and when his parishioners were questioned in this regard it would be a sin to lie to Father Donald so they used to paint their stills white and then they could honestly state that they did not own or operated a “Black Pot.” “

[Source: Duncan J. Chisholm]

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