Jim Tom from Moonshiners is still alive and doing well in 2022. He is approaching his 82nd birthday, so fans are worried about the star and his health which has begun to deteriorate. Nevertheless, he is doing well!
Jim Tom Hedrick is recognized as one of the renowned moonshiners, storytellers, and still-makers. He rose to prominence after appearing on the Discovery Channel show Moonshiners. He has become one of Appalachia's most skilled moonshiners over the years, and his original hand-crafted spirits are in high demand throughout the South. Moreover, he is now passing on his lifetime of distilling knowledge to a new generation of distillers.
Jim Tom was born in Robbinsville, North Carolina, on December 25, 1940. His early life is still under wraps because he has successfully concealed all of the most important details, including the names of his parents and whether he has any siblings. However, he began working at a young age and held several jobs before venturing into moonshining.
The legendary still maker has spent over 60 years perfecting his own brand of white lightning and building copper stills. He has appeared in 60 episodes from 2012 to 2021. However, fans have noticed that he is missing from Moonshiners and are curious as to know what happened to the legend. Is Jim Tom still alive in 2022? Here is everything you need to know!
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Yes, Jim Tom (@jimtom_official) from Moonshiners, who is 81 years old, is still alive in 2022. Despite his absence from the reality show, we can assure you that he is still active. At this age, one would expect to be retired and seeking the comforts of life, but this is not Tom's path. The legend is still alive, active, and doing well. He is approaching his 82nd birthday, so it's natural for his health to be deteriorating; however, he's simply become a little slower, and nothing else is wrong with him.
The 81-year-old reality star is a renowned moonshiner, storyteller, and still maker. When it comes to the production and distribution of his famous Unaged Rye, he has gone, for the most part, legal. He founded the Sugarlands Distilling Co. with Mark and Digger, and he is featured on the company's website.
The Moonshiners star has become one of Appalachia's most skilled moonshiners over the years, and his original hand-crafted spirits are in high demand throughout the South. He is now passing on his lifetime of distilling knowledge to a new generation of distillers. In 2021, he made his final appearance on the Discovery channel show in Moonshiners season 10 Smoke to the Fire.
Jim Tom dabbled in plumbing, electrical work, vehicle maintenance, and amateur radio operation before getting into moonshine. He also released a few country songs, including his hit Golly That's Good. However, he discovered his true calling when it came to making copper stills and slinging shine. When he first appeared on Moonshiners in 2012, he quickly became a fan favorite.
On the other hand, when the storyteller was only 22, he was involved in a horrifying accident. He and his girlfriend's sister's husband raced on the road on Halloween night, with Jim riding the 1961 Starliner 390. He was riding over 115 mph when he collided with a 1955 Ford Station Wagon that was heading toward him. The collision was severe, leaving Jim with a head injury and a broken leg, but doctors were able to save him, and he left the hospital with several stitches in his head and a steel rod in his leg.
Jim Tom has an estimated net worth of $200,000 as of December 2022, thanks to his time on the show and his signature rye whiskey. He has made a good living from his moonshine business. He is living a cheerful and lavish lifestyle. He started working when he was only 15, which allowed him to start his own moonshining company at a young age, allowing him to be in the business for over sixty years.
The 81-year-old reality star has appeared on the Discovery Channel's Moonshiner show in 60 episodes. When he realized that the moonshiner's job was not going well, he decided to look for other ways to make money. Jim Tom dabbled in plumbing, electrical work, vehicle maintenance, and amateur radio operation, which contributed to his overall wealth. On the other hand, the still maker is a very hardworking man who is still active in his old age.