Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Gatlinburg

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Learn the authentic, historical art of making moonshine deep in the Smoky Mountains at the Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. The first federally licensed moonshine distillery in Tennessee, it specializes in fifteen flavors of moonshine using a 100-year-old family recipe. Take a tour of the facility led by one of the distillers to learn about the intricate process of grain cooking and fermentation, then head to the tasting room to try the Original Unaged Corn Whisky and seasonal moonshine flavors, like sweet tea and apple pie. Make your Gatlinburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • We decided to spend the day on the Island (which was mostly empty?) and walked into Ole Smoky. We were greeted by Dan and asked if we want to try some moon shine. We walked up to the bar and tried qui...  more »
  • Stopped in to check out some new flavors and decided on taking home the butterscotch, the Apple pie and the pumpkin pie!! This place never disappoints!! We also got a free cooler tote bag! They also s...  more »
  • Visited briefly on my way through and got to taste some excellent Tennessee moonshine and got to meet Miami/John, thanks again for the great customer service!  more »
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  • 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 >_
  • Our server was Mo, she was great! U gotta try the peach if u like peaches that is. Lol I would have liked to try the cherry as well but it wasn't offered in today's tasting. A bit of an experience to try the different flavors, for sure not for those with picky taste buds. All in all, I would do it again just will come back when it's a but warmer. Plus stop and listen to the live music out the doors in the open courtyard area.
  • Had a good time while going through. Was many flavors to try. Missed one of the better flavors ever The Cinnamon . But did like 2 of the new flavors. The Pumpkin Pie n Butter Pecan. The Shine Nog was an impulse purchase. Very good flavor with it also.
  • We visited old smoky moonshine in gatlinburg tn this weekend and had very good time. The bartender (rabbit ) treated great got some ideas on what goes together in their moonshine selections. It a must visit place, but remember $5 to sample per person, but you get a $5 coupon to use on anything in the store.

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