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“Always fun”

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
Ranked #15 of 119 things to do in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed April 1, 2013

I have been twice and it was fun both times. The moonshine tasting was excellent, and gift shop was really nice. We all enjoyed listening to the musicians outside. Overall, a lot of bang for our buck,

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Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Good display of how they make their moonshine. Go to a sample bar and have 11 different products to sample. I was determined to get the cherries until I tasted one. Thank goodness for samples.

Was a good way to spend a half an hour.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

The Distillery is neat. There is lots to see and it is a big part of history in the Smokies; however, after visiting the winery we realized how cheap and touristy it really is. Every wine tastes cheap like something we could get in a gas station and at $20 a bottle, we were not interested. The bartender/server restricted us on how many wines we could taste (even though they were served in communion cups and not glasses like the Wine Trail Wineries.) If you want good wine go on down to Sugarland Cellars or any of the others on the Rocky Top Cellars and don't get sucked into this cheap tourist attraction.

Thank KyReed1016
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Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Fortunately, the product delivers. It is a great experience overall. As a salesman by trade, I am well aware of the "Give something to create obligation to purchase" strategy. I am sure that it is a confident display of product that sells the majority of their product. No smoke and mirrors exist here. I am impressed with the balance of professionalism and rapport-building techniques that the staff used to create a sense of urgency in buying the product. Brilliant job guys. Excellent salesmanship made a salesman buy your product over 3 competing products in the area.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Me and my husband loved seeing this! First it was right in the downtown area so it was very accessible. Secondly it was free! They had a live band playing that was really good and a lot of rocking chairs out for you to enjoy! We also really enjoyed the free samples of all 12 of their flavors. We loved it so much we did this once in the afternoon and then came back that night. Highly recommend it!

1  Thank Maelis B
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