Ole Smoky Moonshine DistilleryCurrently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
- Address: 903 Parkway Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8654366995
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Winery, Adults
Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery - Review
Visit the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery and soak up the smell of cooking and fermenting grains. Be inspired by America’s most visited distillery and their signature flavours. Stroll along and see the authentic moonshine still. A moonshine still is an apparatus designed to create a homemade mash whiskey called "moonshine." The still is a large copper pot with a tight lid and a narrow conical vent at the top. This vent leads the vapours through a coiled length of copper tubing and ultimately into a container for storage. It got its name because distilling operations were run under the cover of darkness. The full moon and cool night air helped with the process of converting vapour into liquid.
It was set up near a flowing creek which served as a primitive cooler for the copper tubing. The moonshiner would mix corn meal, sugar, water and yeast in a large container. This was then transferred to the device itself. After few days of fermentation, this mash would acquire a characteristic odour. This was another reason why the distillery was set up in isolated locations. Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine is conveniently located in Ole Smoky Holler in downtown Gatlinburg. It originally opened during the 2010 July Fourth Weekend. When they opened, Ole Smoky Moonshine was the first and only federally licensed distillery in all of East Tennessee. Now, the popular Moonshiners’ little ‘hideout’ is one of the most frequented tourist spots in the Smoky Mountains.
Prior to reaching the Ole Smoky Moonshine distillery you will pass a small stream, rocking chairs, and a stage with live music. At the distillery you will have the chance to learn about the history of Tennessee moonshine. You will also experience the distilling process from beginning to end. The walk-through museum is free. It gives you a new appreciation for the moonshine you are about to taste. At the end of the tour you will have the opportunity to stop at the Moonshine store. Sample the traditional flavours of the apple pie, peach, blackberry and other seasonal relishes. Choose from samples of Original Corn Whiskey, to White Lightnin, and Cherry Moonshine.
The mountain people hid their craft for centuries. Now they celebrate their rich history with you.
Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery Information
- Entry is free.
- They have Military Discount, Active Military, and Local Resident Discount.
- They accept Visa, Cash, MasterCard, Discover, and AMEX.
- This is the only place that offered live entertainment outside.
- The staff is very friendly and accommodating.
Restaurants Near Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery
- Hope's Cheesecake: Dessert
- Mellow Mushroom: American
- Five Guys: American
- Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market: Seafood
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Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, Gatlinburg Reviews
I've been here numerous times, but the latest experience was the best ever. Our server Jessica, was hands down the highlight of the visit! Friendly, extremely funny, and engaging at every aspect. Her hair was a great conversation piece, and the fact that she was not only knowledgeable, but entertaining was the highlight of the trip. I believe this woman could make the Pope wanna try your product, and being as she very easy on the eyes, would make him question his celibacy as well. I work in a nightclub, and if I had it my way, I'd hire her, and have her train my bartenders on customer service. When I go back, I'll only give my business to Jessica
We had an awesome time here! DO THE TASTING! $5 and it’s the equivalent of 3.5 shots. Great way to sample everything in the store and get a good buzz! You are not going to be disappointed with this place. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the products. They frequently feature live music outside and have a great area full of rocking chairs for you to sit and enjoy the atmosphere. I will definitely be back!
Fantastic experience. We did the $5 testing.. tried over 10 different samples and had not only a taste testing.. but a wealth of information of mixes and recipes to use with each one. A very enjoyable experience. We'd return again!
We visited 8/17/18. Awesome staff! Thanks to Chris for the tour & his knowledge of the process. Thanks to Mike for his sense of humor & keeping things fun during the tasting rounds. The Mountain Java is amazing! Blue Flame 😲 ya might wanna have a water bottle handy. Good stuff! Salted caramel whiskey is perfection. I enjoyed the dill pickles, though I understand they're not for everyone. I really like the presentation of the store also. Live music outside was icing on the cake 😁. Highly recommended!
They lose a star because the cashiers we had (Cory and Morgan) were some of the rudest people I've ran into on this entire vacation. They hardly uttered a word during any of our transactions and never even smiled. Not the greatest way to send off what you hope to be returning customers. Hannah was really friendly and did a great job at our tasting tour and the products we purchased were wonderful!