Old Forge Distillery
Old Forge Distillery
4.5
Distilleries • Historic Sites • Historic Walking Areas
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Old Forge Distillery hand forges small-batch spirits including award-winning moonshines, cream liqueurs, gin, bourbon, vodka and its distinctive Rock & Rye line - a high proof pre-prohibition favorite. Located in the heart of the historic Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Old Forge crafts spirits using stone-ground grains from The Old Mill, one of the oldest continually operated gristmills in America. Visit Old Forge Distillery for free samples to experience a taste of Tennessee or let their bartender forge you an artisan cocktail at the distillery cocktail bar. Old Forge Distillery, located at 170 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN, is a proud member of the Tennessee Whiskey Trail.
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Raymond K
Ringgold, GA7 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Went there 01/02/2022 and Ashlyn Whaley served our cream liqueurs and did one of the best jobs ever. Her personality is by far one of the top and she really knows here stuff. As most people know I come up every month or every other month cause I collect moonshine. So I deal with a lot of these servers. She was very impressive. They were close yesterday due to weather so we went back today and was saddened to hear she was out sick. Wish her a speedy recovery. But the girl that did our shine sampling today did a very good job and it was a pleasure meeting her. My assistant misplaced your name so sorry. But you did great and we will return. Live the whole staff there.
Written January 4, 2022
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Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written January 5, 2022
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Tom S
3 contributions
Mar 2022
We sampled 10 of the moonshine varieties. Our bartender was absolutely wonderful. He was funny, warm and really knew all of the different flavors and described them very well. It was a fun time and we felt like he was a good friend by the time our tasting was complete.
Written March 27, 2022
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So glad you had a great time! Come back and see us again soon!
Written April 19, 2022
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JayDubs
Ohio55 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
This was an excellent place to visit. Free samples of moonshine in abundance (10, to be exact) and Ron our tasting guide was great. Premium spirits and crème tastings available for a $5 fee. Definitely worth a stop!
Written November 10, 2022
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Thanks so much for the great review! Come back and see us!
Written January 3, 2023
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Joyce L
Middleway, WV2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
My husband jokingly said smile to our cashier with the pink hair, and she went off on him about just having surgery and she has nothing to smile about, She told him he was rude for saying that, and told us to have the day we deserve as we were walking out. If she had politely told us she wasn't feeling well, he would have said, "Sorry, you're not well." I was buying products for a friend, or I would have left and never purchased a thing.
Written November 18, 2022
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Matt M
Cape Coral, FL504 contributions
Jul 2021
Another good distillery with sampling and a gift shop by The Old Mill restaurant. The staff was great and they offer some flavors not found elsewhere. The only issue was they advertise 20% off if you buy six bottles and we did....but they weren't all regular moonshine, although the creams and other liquors are the same price. Being a little higher in price than most other distilleries not sure why they wouldn't count bottles like the signs state....beware!
Written August 8, 2021
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Thanks for visiting us Matt! The signage for the discount is listed only on our moonshine wall. Sorry if you had any confusion! Come back and see us again soon!
Written August 12, 2021
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donnan978
1 contribution
May 2023 • Couples
Rob was a great host - we enjoyed the tasting. He was so fun and treated us like family! The moonshine was outstanding - especially the Oatmeal Cookie and Orange/ Vanilla combo. Rob gave examples of how to combine moonshines or just enjoy each flavor! We will definitely be back.
Written May 20, 2023
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Robert R
pensacola, United States91 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Good location in Old Mill district but the store is awkwardly laid out and only one group can taste at a time which means you’re waiting to get in line. The shine is average and didn’t taste any special flavors. They also have a cash bar that puts out decent drinks but be prepared to pay $10/drink for small drinks. The store is in a good location and kinda cool to look around but for my $$ I bought my shine at Sugarland Shine because they have more variety.
Written January 3, 2020
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Gail M
St. Augustine, FL8 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Quaint distillery with great tasting options. Everyone wore masks even if it was a bit crowded. We visited 10/31/2020, so it was peak season. There are so many flavors of moonshine to try and the chocolate coconut cream tasted just like a Mounds candy bar. My son went the whisky route though. Free parking with several other shops in the area to visit. We left with moonshine, cream liqueur, baseball cap and stickers for the camper.
Written November 11, 2020
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caddyjak
Vandalia, OH566 contributions
Jun 2021
All of the moonshine retailers are taking it slow to return to normalcy. this place is back to offering the popular samples; but, keeping it on the down low, more or less. we stopped in on a midweek afternoon and the tasting counter was 3 deep w/ only one bartender on duty. We waited our turn and the server was pleasant and congenial. But, the experience has lost its former zip and social bump. Now, on the other hand, they've added a cream sample station. The young lady at that spot was a good choice as she was engaging and friendly. On the other hand, her cart only could handle two people at a time. So, sort of odd. We ordinarily favor these places w/ a retail purchase; but, this felt so haphazard that we went right out the front door. Old forge needs to lock the door - hold a meeting and re-organzie on how they do business.
Written June 27, 2021
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Hi Jack, We are sorry to hear you think we have lost our mojo. We assure you, we still have it. Our team works hard to provide a fun and energetic experience to everyone that visits us. Some days are simply more low key than others. We pride ourselves on providing consistently excellent customer service to the thousands of people that walk through our door every week. We hope you come back to visit us. Cheers, Old Forge Distillery
Written June 28, 2021
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Lorri S
2 contributions
May 2022
Rob is the best, he treated us like he has known us all of his life and kept us laughing (no it wasn't the moonshine) while introducing us to the different moonshine flavors. The store is very nice and has unique items. The moonshine flavors are great I highly recommend visiting!!!
Written May 18, 2022
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Thanks for the great review! Come back and see us again soon!
Written June 24, 2022
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