Ole Smoky Distillery Ferris Wheel

Have you ever seen how Moonshine or Whiskey is made? Would you care for a free tasting? It’s worth the trip to the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area to see how it’s done!

Be sure to check out the distilleries in both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

Pigeon Forge

Check out Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine’s outpost at The Island. Here you can visit the new Ole Smoky Barn, complementing Tennessee’s first legal moonshine distillery in Gatlinburg! A jar of Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine is the area’s finest souvenir. Enjoy authentic live bluegrass music daily and free moonshine tastings! If you want to see it made, head over to their Gatlinburg location at The Holler and take in the process from beginning to end. Sample a family recipe that dates back to the late 1800’s while you learn about the area’s moonshine heritage. Their copper still is always running off the finest liquor in the mountains. Best of all, you can find seasonal and special flavors not available in stores.


Gatlinburg offers its own variety of Whiskey and Moonshine Distilleries—you won’t be disappointed with the selection and flavors.

Ole Smoky Whiskey Distillery—A lot of great things have been born in the mountains of East Tennessee, none more legendary than the mountain whiskey. They make their whiskey in the Great Smoky Mountains, bottle and label right in the store, and use premium local grains and age-old techniques, Here you will find the best addition to your coffee or milk: Their cream and whiskey blend called Tennessee Mud.

Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery—Doc Collier used to say his recipe for good shine proves he is a man of his word: corn, sugar, and good mountain spring water straight from the source on the English Mountain! William ‘Doc’ Collier traveled those mountains on horseback delivering his moonshine before moonshine was even a word. This at a time when an honest man knew he could find a stiff drink in our neck of the woods. Enjoy free moonshine tasting in the old-fashioned country Mercantile Store, view historic equipment, and hear stories of Doc.

Sugarlands Distilling Company—Since 2014, Sugarlands Distilling Company has been a producer of craft quality moonshine and whiskey. This popular attraction in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, opened in 2014 to perform the age-old craft of distilling fine Sugarlands Shine. In addition to a tour of the production facility, visitors can also enjoy live music, Appalachian storytelling, and outdoor adventure tours in the Sugarlands, an area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park historically referred to as “moonshiners’ paradise.”

Find out more in the Distillery section

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About Andrew Parrott

Andrew Parrott is as close to the most interesting man in the world as you can get. As a resident of Tennessee, he knows his stuff when it comes to the Smoky Mountains! When not wrangling wild boars, he enjoys spending time with his family.

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