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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
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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This was our first moonshine tasting. They had a smaller selection then other tastings we went to but was still plenty. I believe there were 9 options. The charged $5 for the... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Angie B
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Brookville, Indiana
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Brookville, Indiana
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was our first moonshine tasting. They had a smaller selection then other tastings we went to but was still plenty. I believe there were 9 options. The charged $5 for the tasting but you received a voucher to use on any purchase right away. Unfortunately their credit card machines were down so we were not able to make a... More 

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Travis H, Guest Relations Manager at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review for us about your visit! We appreciate you stopping by and letting our family be a part of your visit to Gatlinburg. We hope you make it back again soon! Shine Responsibly! More 

Jonesboro, Arkansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great selection. Had a great time doing the moonshine tasting. Our guide kept it fun and was very knowledgeable.

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Thank emathes45
Travis H, Guest Relations Manager at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, responded to this review

We appreciate you dropping by and taking time to leave us a great review. Thank you for your kind words and please make sure you come back to visit us again soon! Shine Responsibly! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Never seen a store where FREE samples of moonshine are served all day long! Great flavors - apple pie, cinnamon, fruit punch, key lime, and many many more. What an experience...Word of caution: this moonshine is no joke...it's real and potent, but oh so good!

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Travis H, Guest Relations Manager at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review for us about your visit! We appreciate you stopping by and letting our family be a part of your visit to Gatlinburg. We hope you make it back again soon! Shine Responsibly! More 

Illinois
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We paid $5 to sample 13 different whiskeys. But in return you get a $5 off coupon for merchandise. So many good flavors, and I don't even like whiskey. Very polite and professional staff and many good souvenirs to take home with you.

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Travis H, Guest Relations Manager at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review for Ole Smoky. We really appreciate you letting us be a part of your visit to Gatlinburg. Make sure you come back and see us again really soon! Shine Responsibly! More 

Newport, North Carolina
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The taste testing staff is slightly snarky and not as funny as they think and tell you they are. The shine is awesome and love the new flavors....mocha java something and eggnog! Super delish! 5 stars for the shine, 3 stars for the help.

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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted to bring some moonshine home and stopped by to pick some up. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I would recommend the cinnamon moonshine. Has a really nice kick to it.

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Travis H, Guest Relations Manager at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review about your recent visit to Tennessee's First Legal Moonshine Distillery. We are glad to hear you had such a wonderful time with us. Make sure you come back to visit often, you are part of the Ole Smoky Family now! Shine Responsibly! More 

Manchester, Connecticut
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I always wanted to taste moonshine. It was fun, you pay $5.00 and you get to taste 12 different kinds of moonshine the bartender tells about each one. They then give you a $5.00 coupon to use to buy a bottle.

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Thank Laura V
Travis H, Guest Relations Manager at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a nice review for us. We really appreciate you dropping by and letting our family be part of your visit to the Great Smoky Mountains. We hope you can come back and visit with us again soon! Shine Responsibly! More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Gator was awesome had so much fun shine was great so many flavors and its family friendly we come up every year and its never a disappointment

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Travis H, Guest Relations Manager at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about your visit to our distillery. We appreciate you stopping by Tennessee's First Legal Moonshine Distillery and are glad to hear you had a wonderful time! Hope you can make it back to Ole Smoky again soon! Shine responsibly! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very brief but informative information boards at the distillery. The whole area is fun and interesting, a live band were playing and it's a pleasant place to hang out. The shop is great. We paid $5 for a tasting at the bar, tried loads of different kinds and had a great barman talk to us about them all. We're big... More 

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Travis H, Guest Relations Manager at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review about your recent visit to the Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler. We appreciate you stopping by and sampling some of our Award Winning Moonshine. Make sure you come back to visit us again really soon! Shine Responsibly! More 

United States
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158 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I am done with this place. The place now charges $5 to sample the products. All I wanted to try was the eggnog flavor but now it will cost me $5. No thank you!

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