William Doc Collier and his family has a deep roots in the Appalachian region. They were enterprising businessman for generations. A large part of their identity is linked to moonshining. Come to the Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery and see the equipment they used in the good old days. Taste the finest moonshine in Tennessee as Doc used the freshest mountain water around. . Doc’s Shine Shop is setup just like an old-fashioned country Commercial Store, like the one where his daddy first sold moonshine. According to tradition they still use water directly from the source to make their shine right.
Great-Great Grandpa William ‘Doc’ Collier travelled these mountains on horseback delivering his moonshine. He was an honest man and wanted to sell his drink in his neck of the wood. William “Doc” Collier lived on English Mountain and according the legend made the best moonshine. His product was in high demand and he had to distribute his product more competently. Opening a shop was what he needed to stay in business. He sold various wares to the everyday customer and his moonshine. Presently the Collier family has taken the same care and expertise used by their patriarch. The shop is designed to look like an old rustic goods store where moonshine was sold under the table. Play a round of checkers on a table made from a whiskey barrel. The old fashioned slide ladder adds authencity or try your hand at cracking corn on an antique Sheller.
You’ll also see a pickle barrel in front of the shop. The idea behind this is to let the customer know that you are selling moonshine. What makes Doc Collier Moonshine different is the fresh water. Till date the local bottler captures water fresh from the source in Dandridge, Tennessee. The Colliers have formed a selected business with English Mountain Spring Water. This cool, pure mountain water has the perfect mineralogy and pH level.
Their collection now includes Corn Whiskey, and the Original Moonshine Recipe. They have Blackberry, Peach, Firecracker, Sweat Tea and Apple Pie Moonshine Flavours. They also have moonshine cherries and a limited bottling of Blueberry Brandy.
Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery Travel Tips
- If you have never done a moonshine tasting, Doc Collier Moonshine is a great place to star.
- They will walk you through the process and explain the differences between their moonshine and others in the area.
- They allow free tasting.
- Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.
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