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“Fun Place”

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
Ranked #4 of 109 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: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Chillicothe, Ohio
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fun Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We enjoyed our visit. My husband loved trying the free moonshine samples and we both loved the gift shop. The gift shop was great and you could try everything, which prompted us to purchase some goodies! The band playing in the courtyard outside was also a great touch! Lots of fun!

Visited June 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Ok for fake shine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

This is some weak shine at best. I am from Kentucky and have had the real stuff, and this is not it. I did try all the samples. They had 11 different kinds. The clear one was the best. I did not like the flavored ones.

Visited June 2013
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Missouri City, Missouri
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good music”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Moonshine is not great but free samples are always nice. Bluegrass groups are performing and are a great source of free entertainment.

Visited June 2013
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dallas, ga
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“ONe of a kind Moonshine!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Just had to visit here and yes, sampled them all. Not much of a drinker and had no food in the tummy so got a little buzz on!!! I was surrpised at how good it tasted too! The bartenders are great-at least the one we had was! He was funny and entertaining! It was crowded but the sampling goes quickly. It was also nice to be able to sit in the rocking chairs in front and just relax from walking around! And yes i got some shine to take home just because!!

Visited June 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Neat!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

My husband and I tasted the different whiskeys available. They were very good! My only issue was regarding the number of kids running around the store. Not sure why parents would bring their kids to watch them taste whiskey.

Visited June 2013
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