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
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.
- 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.
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We love just dropping in this place or relaxing outside in their rockers. If you’re lucky you will get to listen to some local bands play! You can also sample slot of their moonshine flavors!
We had a great experience here, it was so fun!! Walking around on a crisp Thanksgiving weekend and we could hear laughter from inside, we had to go onside. They had moonshine samplings set up all about the store. A large round bar with a funny bartender in the middle, giving you the lowdown on what you are about to drink. We enjoyed it so much wr went back the min ext day to another table.
We had a great experience here when on vacation. The $5 tasting allowed us to sample plenty of flavors we would have otherwise passed on. We had a great bartender named Joshua. He gave fantastic recommendations and made the experience a great one.
My wife, friends, and I all went here for a moonshine tasting. It was absolutely fantastic. It was awesome to be able to sample most of their selection and only for $5! Because of this, we definitely bought more than we would have otherwise. We ended up buying 6 large jars between the four of us, so we could get 1 free and a free cooler. We bought 2 bottles of the dill pickle shine, 1 blackberry, 1 nog, 1 butter pecan, and 1 strawberry mango margarita. They were all absolutely delicious. We finished off 2 of the bottles in the next two days. They even have a cute merchandise store too and sell little tiny bottles. 10/10 recommend. I forgot to take pictures before but here’s what’s left!
The prices were steep on everything so bring your checkbook and get your wife's approval before shopping here. And that is my biggest complaint and now for the good stuff. I absolutely love all of the interesting flavors and want one of every bottle/jar they have to offer. The products they carry are of great quality and my man T Roy was a great teacher for me and the wife and made our experience even better.