At traffic light number eight in Gatlinburg Tennessee you can taste a legendary secret at Smoky Mountain Moonshine. Open daily from 10AM to 10PM, visitors can learn just what goes in to producing the area’s best moonshine and taste samples.
One can get the real moonshine experience at the Ole Smoky Distillery. Guests can view the entire process of a working moonshine still, including the unique smells of cooking grains and fermentation. Knowledgeable distillers are on hand to answer all questions and explain moonshining’s history. Free samples of White Lightnin’, Unaged Corn Whiskey, and Moonshine Cherries are available after the tour. Visitors can take home their favorites from the Ole Smoky Store.
Smoky Mountain Moonshine is owned and operated by a family who has spent generations perfecting the art of making moonshine, running it, and selling it. Their ancestors were early settlers to the Smoky Mountains who used this craft to survive the hard times. They are one of the few willing to share their story and art of whiskey making.
The recipes used for the products you’ll sample are the result of over two hundred years spent perfecting the taste. The corn used is raised on the family land, and they use their own mill to grind it. You’ll see the final steps in creating the whiskey at the distillery.
Once the laws allowed spirit distillation, this family saw a chance to share their product with the world. Ole Smoky became the first distillery in Tennessee to be federally licensed.
The following Smoky Mountain Moonshine whiskeys are available for purchase.
• Ole Smoky Original Moonshine
• Ole Smoky White Lightnin’
• Ole Smoky Moonshine Cherries
• Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine
• Ole Smoky Peach Moonshine
• Ole Smoky Blackberry Moonshine
Seasonal flavors can be found at the Gatlinburg store only. That would include blueberry, grape, Hunch Punch, lemon drop, pink lemonade, and strawberry.