Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, Gatlinburg

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Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, Gatlinburg - Address, Phone Number

Address: 903 Parkway Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Phone: +1-8654366995

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Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

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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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  • My party and I went to do taste testing but were rudely given an attitude when asking a small simple question that was not posted on their sign. The taste testing is $5 for a very teeny tiny shot glass if you want to call it that it's smaller than what you would get from communion at a church they say that they have to by law make you pay for your sample but that's not true I looked up the laws it's only their law you know Screw the consumer over for more money on top of paying for the item that you want to buy I think they still at least apply the $5 to the alcohol you're buying that way you want to come back me personally no I don't want to come back why because of that whole reason on paying $5 to sample their product to know if I want to buy their product I think that is totally wrong I can go to a winery and Sample their wines for free after showing an ID and then I know exactly what wine I like and what wine I don't why should anybody have to pay for a sample of their own stuff and if that was a law then how come the wineries are not charging people to sample the alcohol they have alcohol is alcohol just different flavors. Overall my experience there was a -1 reasons to why I put the star that doesn't mean that other people are going to have the same experience as I did

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  • Cannot say enough about our experience here. We did a tasting and we're very impressed with all the flavors. Our bartender was super knowledgeable and even shared recipes for each flavor. Wish I could remember her name, but she did have awesome blue hair! Out of all the tastings we did, this was our favorite. (We did tastings over several days... 🤣)

  • This place was pretty awesome. A great bluegrass band was playing with plenty of rocking chairs by the fountain to sit and listen. Then there's multiple bars in side for you two try different flavors of moonshine. You pay $5 and they give you 12 shots of different flavors so you can decide which one you like the best before you buy. If you like the flavor and you want to buy it you can buy it by the jar. Or buy case of four jars. The music was great the bartenders are very entertaining. Just a great Mountain feel. Loved it

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  • Awesome experience!! Manny did our tasting and he was so funny. We had a great time and enjoyed some spectacular moonshine. We ended up buying three jars and getting a free cooler! They had live music outside the store which added to the atmosphere. Huge selection and super friendly staff. The butterscotch is so yummy!

  • The tasting was a fun experience. Beware of the blue flame! You receive a coupon for $5 off any purchase and you can actually combine two to get $10 off. Even better? We were also able to use a Veterans discount in addition to that! It was a little rainy during our visit but still nice to see the band and rocking chairs outside.

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