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“Stop and visit the newest over-priced attraction in Gatlinburg!”

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
Ranked #4 of 109 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: Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Bellevue, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Stop and visit the newest over-priced attraction in Gatlinburg!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

Ok, free samples are always good, and this is the least busy I have seen this place. Basically they give free samples of flavored shine and pass the cost onto the paying customers. Some of the shine was good, but it is a gimmick in a tourist area.

The shine is about $25 for 750ml and there is a promotion when you buy 12 bottles for $300! Some half price pour caps and free shirts.

The live music was pretty good. Expect to pay for parking.

This place does offer a 15% military discount.

Visited August 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great samples of all products!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

We were doing the walk of Gatlinburg when we stopped in here to try out the local brew. With proper id we were greeted with Shantel who was quite knowledgeable about the history of the products and a real southern sweetheart. We were all given small samples of each of the 7 moonshine flavors. Our particular group of friends enjoyed the Butterscotch the most. They were also running a special that you could buy 5 quarts and got the 6th one free. Definitely stop in and try the spirits if you get the chance

Visited August 2014
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Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“moonshine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

Many flavors of moonshine. Staff available for taste testing. souvenirs available for purchase. A must for adults

Visited August 2014
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Madison, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fun and free samples”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great place to visit specifically if you drink, but even if you don't they have a lot of unique merchandise,sauces,seasoning, and usually a band playing where you can sit back and relax. The moonshine is very good and although it can get crowded they give out tastings. it is fun and worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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Stephens City, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

I'm not a moonshiner lover but I did love the great music and relaxed feel to this area of Gatlinburg! The bands we heard were great!!!

Visited August 2014
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