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Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery

903 Parkway, Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738 USA

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Opens Fri 10a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“Where makin' moonishine's an art”

Our families were among the early settlers of the Smoky Mountains - they came to the Smokies through Virginia and North Carolina. They honed the art of whiskey making in order to survive during tough economic times. Most families from this area share a history of a family member making, running or selling whiskey.

Today, the true moonshiners and bootleggers still consider it taboo to tell stories or brag about moonshine glory. Because of the consequences, talking about your craft or trade was something you just didn’t do. This is a local family business. Our whiskey is born in the fertile soil of East Tennessee farms where our corn is raised and then transported to our family’s mill to be ground for Tennessee’s original moonshine. At the distillery, you can see the grains converted into the clear corn liquor this part of the country is famous for.

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  • Road Warrior
  • 34 Reviews
  • 22 Helpful
August 19, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our trip. There was a bluegrass band playing on the patio. The space has rocking chairs set around the stage and a concession stand with popcorn and cotton candy for the family. The Distillery store offers tastings for 21+ and the staff is fun, friendly and knowledgable. They make the experience very memorable and do not skimp on the Moonshine so go on a full stomach!

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  • 332 Reviews
  • 168 Helpful
July 14, 2014
Rated 4.0

Much like bourbon distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, if you've ever been curious about the ins and outs of moonshine then this is the place for you. Super unique in that sense...can't think of anywhere else that provides the opportunity to do a moonshine tasting!

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  • 26 Reviews
  • 12 Helpful
May 28, 2014

Went here back in March and of course, I loved it. Had several tastings. Staff was super friendly and knowledgable. Also, loved the self guided tour of how they make the moonshine

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  • 5 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
October 15, 2014
Rated 4.0

The moonshine here tastes good, considering what it is. The staff is always really friendly and upbeat, and it is always a fun experience to drink with other people and see the looks on faces when they get some 'shine on. Only thing that is a downer is how crowded it usually is, in the heights of tourist seasons. And of course there is always some young buck or something to that effect trying to get alcohol when they know better. But if you can stomach the crowd, this place is great.

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  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 14, 2017

Ok not what I expected at all. Its in the middle of downtown Gatlinburg, which is a nightmare, do not attempt to pull a rig thru there or drive an RV thru there. The distillery is in the middle of a strip mall, it is a store. We did do the moonshine tasting and that was fun. I'm glad we went and even brought home some moonshine but just not the Moonshine Distillery I was expecting.

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  • 8 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
December 12, 2016
Rated 5.0

Got to try a lot of moonshines for free, a variety of flavours and strengths. There's music outside and it's got a nice atmosphere. The salted caramel whiskey was my favourite.

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  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
February 17, 2016
Rated 4.0

Quant little store. Tasted several flavors of shine. Worth the stop

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February 03, 2016
Rated 4.0

Ole Smoky was great place. It was slightly crowded but had live music. I don't drink but the butterscotch shine is very smooth!

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Kimberly Wren

  • 8 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
December 30, 2015
Rated 5.0

Staff was amazing and knew the product. Very generous with the tastings. Be forewarned: Blue Flame is the devil's juice.

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December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0

Gatlinburg has quite a few taste tours, all the moonshine was fantastic!!! Ole Smoky was the best one!!!

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Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery

903 Parkway, Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
37738 USA


Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
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