Smoky Mountain Distilleries
Have you ever seen how moonshine or whiskey is made? Witness the entire process at local distilleries when you visit Tennessee! Make sure to add these locations to your brewery hopping itinerary!
A Family Tradition
Check out Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine’s outpost at The Island! Visit the Ole Smoky Barn, part of Tennessee’s first legal moonshine distillery in the area! Go home with a jar of Ole Smoky Tennessee moonshine as a souvenir. Enjoy authentic live bluegrass music daily and free moonshine tastings!
Sample Ole Smoky’s 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, snag some seasonal and specialty flavors that are not available in stores!
Historic Gatlinburg Distilleries
Gatlinburg offers its own variety of whiskey and moonshine distilleries—you won’t be disappointed with the selection and flavors.
Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery
Experience one of the first versions of moonshine ever made! With simple ingredients such as corn, sugar, and fresh mountain spring water, you can’t beat this tried-and-true recipe!
Known as being a pioneer of the moonshining tradition, William ‘Doc’ Collier traveled throughout the Smokies, delivering his craft to any customer in need of a stiff drink! Now, over one hundred years later, you can still get a taste of Doc’s specialty!
Enjoy free tastings in the old-fashioned country Mercantile Store, view historic equipment, and hear all about the history of Doc.
Ole Smoky Whiskey Distillery
A lot of great things have been born in the mountains of East Tennessee, but none more legendary than the mountain whiskey.
Artisans at Ole Smoky Whiskey make their whiskey in the Great Smoky Mountains, bottle and label right in the store, and use premium local grains and age-old techniques. While visiting, you can also find the perfect addition to your coffee or milk: use their Tennessee Mud blend to add a little spice to your morning cup!
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Since its founding in 2014, Sugarlands Distilling Company has been producing quality moonshine and whiskey in the heart of Sugarland’s “Moonshine Paradise”. Choose from over 20 varieties of tempting flavors including peppermint, apple, and piña colada!
In addition to a tour of the production facility, visitors can also enjoy live music, Appalachian storytelling, and outdoor adventure tours in the Sugarlands.
Distilleries to Remember
If you’re a fan of hard spirts and all things moonshine, you’ll love the endless opportunities to enjoy the distilling culture when visiting Tennessee! Take home a new appreciation for the artistry behind creating your favorite cocktail or late night treat. Be sure to indulge your senses at one of these memorable distilleries!
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