Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery2582 Votes Currently Open
- 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
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 Travel Tips
- 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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