JT Smith grew up in Climax, Virginia with a front row seat to his father and grandfather’s activity in the illegal moonshine industry. However, Tim never wanted to see JT end up working on the wrong side of the law, so JT became the driving force in Tim’s quest to go legal. Tim’s hard work paid off – JT has been there since day one of Climax Moonshine and hopes to one day take over for his dad. Over the past eight seasons JT has grown up. He’s now married and still resides in Climax, VA.