Troylyn Ball is the first woman ever licensed to legally distill hard liquor in North Carolina, but there’s much more to this feisty Texan girl who now calls Asheville, North Carolina home. Ball is credited as the first woman in America to found a whiskey distillery in modern times, the Asheville Distilling Company, the makers of the award winning Troy & Sons whiskey. Troy is a wife, mother, author, artist, entrepreneur and the list goes on….. Her story is captivating the nation in her newly released book, Pure Heart: A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit, and Whiskey. Her tale of perseverance to save her family from financial ruin while caring for her two developmentally challenged special needs children is a lesson in faith and ingenuity. This Moonshine Mama as she’s called is as down home as her whiskey and will capture your heart.