Did a sampling of shine with Debbie as our host! She was a lot of fun. Also, when we were done we left our shopping bag at the sampling bar and she chased our drunk behinds down to give us our bag! Dang, girl! Thanks!More
Did a sampling of shine with Debbie as our host! She was a lot of fun. Also, when we were done we left our shopping bag at the sampling bar and she chased our drunk behinds down to give us our bag! Dang, girl! Thanks!MoreShow less
Debbie is good like that, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our distillery. Please come back to see us again soon.
Had a blast! Abbey made the experience great! Good people, good shine!! Came last year had to come back. Also great you can stack coupons !!
Thanks for visiting our distillery! We are so glad that you had a fun time with Abbey and we hope we'll see you back soon for more sips and fun times.
Abby was the best! Had a great time tasting 12 different shines. Bought 6 jars, buy one get one free drinks at the bar afterwards. Hell Yeah!
Sounds like you enjoyed a little bit of all we have to offer. Sampling with Abbey is always a good time! We hope you won’t be a stranger and we’ll see you again soon.
This moonshine was good!!!! We also went to the Ole Smoky Mountain Whiskey place, but were sad we just did not come here twice. The flavors were better and we had so much fun with Brock- he was so funny and I just wish my husband looked like him. We also got shots from the bar to taste the ones we didnt get to in the sampling and the bartender was so sweet, I wish I remembered her name too. We decided on a bottle of the blueberry and are mad we didnt get more. Just another excuse to get back out there is all!
Thank you for coming in for a visit and a few sips with Brock. Thank Blueberry Muffin Shine is hard to beat, we hope you'll come restock soon.
First time visiting ... had a blast with Amy. She was great getting the group to laugh. Also love the cocktail bar in the back!
Thanks for stopping in and enjoying our cocktail kitchen! We’re glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope you’ll drop in again and make more memories at our Gatlinburg distillery!
I don't want to sound too pretentious, but I've done private tastings at some of the world's premier distilleries - and I've gotta say, this stacks up to the BEST of them.
The quality of product, the uniqueness of the product (it ain't just for regular drinkin'), the depth of perspective given during the tasting, the range of flavors that accommodate all types of spirits enthusiasts....I could go on.
But what truly sets this one distinctly memorable is the personality of this place that absolutely oozes out of each one of the employees. Lively, energetic, rambunctious, risque, personable...the list goes on. These ring leaders don't stop leading you through an experience at the tasting - we had the absolute pleasure of having Abbey as our emcee for the tasting. Hot damn, I'd pay $10 just to have what she said on tape. Pure entertainment, and a barrel full of laughs!
Then we were lucky enough to team up with Tugboat - a manager - who talked us through a lot of the history of the place, its (obvious) uniqueness among all the Moonshine Distilleries that have popped up around the area, and its take on it all. Tugboat took time out of his schedule, as he stepped away from stocking the shelves, to go beyond the tasting experience and offer the personalized care that we weren't expecting. From other flavor samples, to (delicious) moonshine cocktails, to the distilling process - he walked us through all of it, with the personal enthusiasm and charm only he could offer. This guy was top notch!
Although we were only able to have lengthy interactions with Abbey and Tugboat, you could see how the electric/eclectic vibe of Sugarlands' backbone lies in the talent of its employees. That - to me - is what separates it from the rest of the distilleries...although its moonshine is literally the best around...and yes, it's LEGIT MOONSHINE! (trust me, I'm from the hills of Appy)
Thank you for the very kind and detailed review, we are so happy to hear that you came and enjoyed our distillery! Tugboat and Abbey love their jobs and we are so happy that you experienced that first hand. We hope that you will return again soon for more sips and good times!