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“The Highlight of My Trip”

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: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Rienzi, Mississippi
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“The Highlight of My Trip”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

I absolutely loved the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery! It was the highlight of my recent trip to Gatlinburg. The store is very welcoming and neatly arranged. The employees were very friendly. I loved having the opportunity to taste the different flavors of moonshine they sell. And it was delicious. Definitely a must-do for a trip to the Smokies!

Visited November 2013
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Mesquite, Texas
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“Free Hot Chocolate & Kettle Corn”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

The kids got freebies too while the adults got to taste the moonshine samples. The Apple Pie is our fav. Take a stroll through the distillery to learn a little science and history.

Visited November 2013
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“Fun Place”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Stopped to see the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery. Great attraction. Give folks not familiar with Moonshine a chance to sample the real stuff. Lots of samples straight or flavored up just show your ID, no exceptions. If liquor is not your thing there are plenty of options of non-alcoholic options. Employees are really upbeat, entertaining and anxious to answer any questions.

Visited November 2013
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McRae-Helena, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful all the way around!!!”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Our bartender was "Bootleg Bill" and we had a ball with his stories about the different moonshine flavors and mixed moonshine drinks, hard to believe they were free. Also free kettle corn for everyone and free hot chocolate too (kids drinks if you decide to take them). A bluegrass band plays and sets the whole atmosphere complete with rocking chairs in the middle section of "shops". Hidden but worth the find.

Visited November 2013
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“Must see!! Love this place!!”
Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

Awesome. Best time ever. Our "bartender" gave us tastes if every single one plus showed us how to mix them for other flavors like blackberry cobbler!! So good. They had free kernel corn and hot chocolate for the kids. Very friendly staff. Would go everyday!!!

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