Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery

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  • Address: 903 Parkway Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8654366995
  • Tags: Winery, Adults

About Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, Gatlinburg

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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  • 95% of people who visit Gatlinburg include Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in their plan

  • 33.18% of people start their Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery

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69.27% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery

People normally club together Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies and Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway while planning their visit to Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery.

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  • Loved the moonshine tasting. It’s techinically free since they give you a five dollar coupon good towards any merchandise or moonshine. Also check out the local discount books as they offer ole smoky for ten percent off. They have shot glasses like the one I bought and a lot of shirts to choose from. Will be back as the moonshine is delicious. Keep up the good work.

  • Excellent atmosphere! Great music and shine always go together! Big Red was awesome and kept the crowd going! She was very knowledgeable and professional! Found some great flavors thanks to her, especially the Hunch Punch! Thanks again and we’ll see y’all next time!!

  • I've never been a fan of normal moonshine, but I wanted to try the flavors anyways. My previous experience is tiny distilleries in upstate NY, they were nothing to write home about. I must say, Ole Smoky is doing an excellent job making it into a social drink! The tastings are worth it if you are unsure what flavors you like or want. The free cooler is pretty decent for being free with the purchase of 5 bottles, wish it was a little more rugged though. If you are a whiskey fan you DEFINITELY have to try out the caramel whiskey, it is very smooth, especially for the price!

  • My husband and I love this place. My husband always participate in the samples station. You have to try it once for the experience! It was free but now it is $5 to try and then they will give you a $5 coupon once they charge you. Apparently it is require by law now that they have to charge you >_

  • Just tried Shiner Bock with a shot of Ole Smoky Apple Pie!! The taste is so good. Both compliment each other for an astounding drink. You've got me sold!

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