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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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10:00 - 23:00
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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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Jon Clabo was an awesome taste tour guide!! A true entertainer & knowledgeable about each of the products. Very funny .... 'Merica incarnate! Hahaha...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Jon Clabo was an awesome taste tour guide!! A true entertainer & knowledgeable about each of the products. Very funny .... 'Merica incarnate! Hahaha...

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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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Jeremiah was great. Definitely a must when visiting Gatlinburg. Was able to sample a variety of their selection and wasn't disappointed.

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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 

Maidstone
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We popped in here during our trip to Gatlinburg. It's easy to find located on the main strip. We walked in to find many people tasting the moonshine at the bar. We had to wait a while before someone told us they would serve us next- it wasn't clear that they served people in groups. Anyway we were served by... 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 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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We got about three bottle of moonshine and got a free cooler and got the "passport" where if you buy something at each location you get a free tee shirt (no minimum purchase) I loved the BBQ sauce too it was really good!

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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 

Texarkana, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We have visited here a couple times. Love the way the decorate the place for the fall season. The last time we visited they had a live band. It is a very festive atmosphere. Will always stop here when in the area.

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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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I don't drink but my husband loved this place spent about 1 1/2 hr in there. Had all different flavors of moonshine & whiskey. And if you purchased 3 bottles you got a free cooler

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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 

Franklinton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a great way to introduce fellow shiners to the different flavors that they have to offer. Brendan was our server and he was great. This has encouraged us to purchase different product outside of the state of TN after a significant purchase here! Thank you for the opportunity to try something before you buy it.

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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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Derrick was the most AMAZING "bartender" at our Moonshine tasting! He made our experience something we will never forget. His jokes are top notch and his knowledge of best sequential order of moonshine was impressive! I would definitely recommend checking out the moonshine tasting at Ole Smoky, above all else. Also, Derrick's hometown knowledge of the area and recommendation of... 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It was a fantastic experience. Benji was a fantastic server and i wouldn't have asked for a better person. He was perfect.

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

Thank you for the review about your visit to Ole Smoky. We appreciate you letting our family be a part of your visit to the Great Smoky Mountains and we hope you make it back to visit again soon! Shine Responsibly! More 

West Seneca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Don't get me wrong...we have been here a few times. This time we walked up to the counter for a tasting and had an absolutely miserable young girl pour our samples. She did not talk to us at all, and was almost slamming down the bottles when she finished pouring our samples. Maybe she needs to taste some of the... More 

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

We appreciate you taking time to write a review about your recent visit to Tennessee’s First Legal Moonshine Distillery. We are glad you stopped by and hope you can make it back again soon to pick up some more of our Award Winning Moonshine. Remember to always Shine Responsibly! More 

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