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Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine

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Address: 903 Parkway, Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3181
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+1 865-436-6995
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Ole Smoky is the first federally licensed moonshine distillery in the state...

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.

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Shine tasting is the best 5 bucks you will ever spend on the Gatlinburg strip! The liquor itself is very smooth and all of the flavors are very tasty. Regardless of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shine tasting is the best 5 bucks you will ever spend on the Gatlinburg strip! The liquor itself is very smooth and all of the flavors are very tasty. Regardless of the moonshine, though, the employee who gave us the tasting made the experience! My girlfriend and I were served by Manny, and he is just as much a performer... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped by in the late morning when it wasn't busy and we had a nice server. We tried 12 different moonshines and liked most of them! We preferred some other moonshines but the chocolate coffee flavor was the best. It was a nice 30 minute break from walking and the sun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great place for the $5 tasters. If you do all of the tasters at everyone of the places in town you'll be smashed. As we were. Wanted to buy the majority of flavours as they were delicious. The bar guys are hilarious and it's worth the hangover.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Part of our travel group had never tried the Ole Smoky Moonshine. We decided to sample many different flavors at the bar. They now charge $5 for sampling the different moonshines, but they give you a $5 off coupon in return. We tried many different flavors that included the blackberry, apple pie, margarita, butterscotch, nog, and several others. My favorite... More 

Thank Tracy B
Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I were walking through Gatlinburg, because we had stopped there on our way to GA and pure curiousity drove us to go inside of Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Well naturally my sister and I had to do the "tasting", which for the record, we thought was just a sample or two of the kinds of moonshine we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

moonshine tasting is a must!! best place for it.. great flavors and awesome people!! hit it every time were there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in to the Distillery while walking through downtown Gatlinburg. Upon entry we noticed how welcoming this place appeared! The children absolutely loved the rocking chairs and live music in the center! Some of us grown ups enjoyed a little "tasting" with host, Benji. Our host was wonderful! He made our short time there very enjoyable!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Gatlinburg took trolley from Pigeon Forge to keep from getting DUI. Enjoyed seeing nature at its best. Got there a lot of things to see and do. Did a little wine tasting first bought a bottle. We walked on saw several things of interest. Then heard some old time mountain music. Then saw Ole Smokey Tennessee Moonshine Company. The... More 

Thank Ron P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here several times. When they first opened, they had free tastings and the products were good. I understand the state made them start charging. But, everything is simply flavored, watered down garbage now. Nothing resembling moonshine anymore. I was very disappointed.

Thank Scott B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It now casts $5 to taste the moonshine samples in Gatlinburg. They then give you a $5 coupon to use in the store. Great shine! Always a great experience.

Thank Shelly B

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