Moonshine has deep roots in the Appalachian Mountains. In a time of economic trouble, the people of the area took to the hills to brew and sell their ‘shine. Today, three legal distilleries call downtown Gatlinburg home. If you’re interested in the history of the people who made moonshine famous and the brews themselves, a Gatlinburg moonshine tour can be a fun and informative half day adventure in the Smoky Mountains.
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Ole Smoky Moonshine
Located in downtown Gatlinburg, Ole Smoky Moonshine continues the tradition of old fashioned moonshine by legally selling various flavors, including Original Corn Whisky, White Lightnin’, Apple Pie, Blackberry, Lemon Drop, Peach, Strawberry and more.
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Those who visit Sugarlands Distilling Company’s barn, the term for their distillery, can take a tour of the still house, where they make authentic legal shine. If you arrive in the evenings, the distillery has a Back Porch Concert series with unique up and coming artists.
Gatlinburg’s newest brewing location, Doc Collier Moonshine will have a grand opening this summer. The old country store is owned and operated by legendary moonshiner Doc Collier’s descendants. On site is a 500 gallon still, where brewers will bottle a variety of flavors from Sweet Tea to Apple Pie and Corn Whiskey.
After spending time touring distilleries and learning about Gatlinburg moonshine, Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals invites you to kick back and relax in one of our Gatlinburg cabins, nestled among the trees in the Smoky Mountains. Call us today at (877) 549-6775 to speak to a reservationist to plan your next mountain vacation.