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Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
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Day Tour: Moonshine and Wine Tasting from Gatlinburg
Ranked #4 of 111 things to do in Gatlinburg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Ole Smoky is the first federally licensed moonshine distillery in the state of Tennessee. A visit to Ole Smoky is the true moonshine experience. As you approach the entrance, you can detect the distinct smell of our grains cooking and fermenting. You'll see authentic working moonshine stills and experience the process from beginning to end. Our distillers will take the time to visit with you and answer any questions about the history and lore of moonshining in East Tennessee.After you see, smell and hear about the process, we offer tastings of our Award winning shine! Samples of our Original Unaged Corn Whiskey, White Lightnin' and Moonshine Cherries as well as Apple Pie and Blackberry flavors - plus we offer seasonal and special flavors that aren't available in package stores. And of course, you'll be able to buy plenty of moonshine and Ole Smoky merchandise to take home with you.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Pacifica, California
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Must try this!!”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Although they don't sell it on Sundays, you can still taste it, so we did. Such tasty flavors- apple pie, peach, strawberry... there were around 10-15 flavors to try, and all were so good! There's also a little exhibit nearby with a bit of the history of moonshine, and then you can sit in the rocking chairs and listen to live hillbilly music. Wonderful time!

Visited June 2012
Thank Jennifer V
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2012

The whole set up with an older village look to it was beautiful, and the singers on stage in the middle of the square added nicely to everything... There was free tastings of the foods and drinks and a show room of how they make moonshine... Very much worth the time to find and pay for parking (seen as this was all FREE)

Visited June 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2012

Stopped in to Ole Smoky Moonshine for some free samples - ending up leaving with 3 jars of moonshine! Can't say I was really planning on buying any, but after sampling a few of the 9 (if I remember right) flavors, I was impressed. The flavors were great and the staff was easily able to answer our questions and direct us to flavors we'd like. Aside from moonshine, the store also has apparel, flavored sauces, and "drinking supplies." Great time!

Visited June 2012
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Pooler, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Tasting was free, they have a large variety of "moonshine" to taste in different flavors. Staff was friendly and helpful. Large gift shop.

Visited June 2012
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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Who wouldn't like samples of hooch?! Loved it! I liked the pink lemonade flavor, though regular ol moonshine wasnt that bad! The wine was good too!

Visited June 2012
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