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Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Tennessee moonshine is now available legally for the first time at Ole Smoky Distillery in Ole Smoky Holler at 903 Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. The distillery offers free tours, free samples of moonshine to adults over 21, and moonshine for sale.
Ole Smoky currently offers its Original Unaged Corn Whiskey Moonshine, based on its 100 year old recipe, and offers its White Lightnin' Moonshine. It plans to offer its Apple Pie Moonshine, Sweet Tea Moonshine, and Peach Moonshine as well as its Moonshine Cherries in the next few months pending federal recipe approval. The Ole Smoky recipes are the product of the hard work and experience of local families who have made moonshine in the mountains for over a century. Dave Pickerell, who served as the Master Distiller for Maker's Mark for over 15 years, assisted with the refinement of the recipes in order to ensure a superior mountain - made moonshine.
A highlight of the facility is the authentic working moonshine still where visitors will learn the science of the distilling process as well as the history and lore of moonshining in East Tennessee. Ole Smoky is the only distillery in the state dedicated to moonshine products. Proprietors Joe Baker, Tony Breeden and Cory Cottongim place a particular emphasis on celebrating their mountain heritage as well as the historical significance of the moonshine craft in sustaining families during hard economic times of the early 20th century.
Ole Smoky is the first federally licensed distillery in the history of East Tennessee, and is currently one of only four distilleries operating in the state. Jack Daniel's and George Dickel received their licenses before Prohibition, and Prichards Rum opened their Tennessee facility in 1999.
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