A photo of three Gatlinburg moonshine jars.

3 Gatlinburg Moonshine Distilleries You Don’t Want to Miss

When you think about moonshine, you might have visions of country folks making up their batches of shine in hidden stills deep in the woods. You wouldn’t be wrong, but times have certainly changed for the better! The Gatlinburg, Tennesee area is rich in the history of moonshine production, and many of the current (legal!) distilleries in the area use recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.

With modern equipment and an amazing variety of new flavors, you now have the chance to enjoy a wonderful selection of moonshines when you visit. Here at Smoky Mountain Navigator, we’re sure you’ll enjoy a taste of Gatlinburg moonshine at these excellent distilleries:

1. Ole Smoky MoonshineA Free Moonshine Tasting sign at The Ole Smoky distillery in Gatlinburg.

Distinguished as America’s most visited distillery, you’ll definitely want to make time to visit Ole Smoky. Every single one of the exciting signature flavors are produced on-site, and you’ll be offered a taste of the finished product if you like. Take advantage of the chance to try special flavors and seasonal favorites that can’t be bought in stores. You can also sample any of their signature flavors, which include traditional corn whiskey, peach, strawberry, apple pie, and blackberry.

You can expect to see professional distillers utilize authentic moonshine stills, and you’ll be treated to a demonstration of the entire process from the very first steps of cooking and fermenting the grains to the finished product being bottled. The distillers will answer all of your questions, and you’ll also hear about Tennessee’s moonshine history and folklore. With our Ole Smoky Moonshine coupon, you’ll get 10 percent off store merchandise and free tastings and tours.

2. Doc Collier Moonshine

This fun tour may be the only one in the world where you can taste the moonshine version of brandy. Give it a try, and you may never drink anything else! Perfectly situated in the old-time setting of a country mercantile store, you’ll have the opportunity to see what some of the first moonshine equipment looked like from back in the day.

Made only of corn, sugar, and mountain spring water, you’re sure to want a sample of the many varieties of Doc’s Gatlinburg moonshine. Choose from flavors that include sweet tea, corn whiskey, or some amazing blackberry or peach. If you’re looking for something to warm you right up, then be sure to ask for a sample of the cinnamon firecracker. With our Doc Collier Moonshine coupon, you’ll get a free shot glass with a purchase!

A big jug of moonshine and a jar.3. Sugarlands Shine

When you take a tour of Sugarlands Distilling Company, you should expect a whole lot of entertainment to go along with it. You’ll get a wonderful tour of the entire production process along with tasty samples, and you can also expect to enjoy live musical entertainment and be mesmerized by some amazing Appalachian storytelling.

Be sure to try a sample of this distillery’s unique Gatlinburg moonshine flavors that include peanut butter and jelly, blueberry muffin, and old-fashioned lemonade. With our Sugarlands Shine coupon, you’ll get a free shot glass when you purchase a jar of moonshine!

For more great discounts, check out our printable Gatlinburg coupons page!

About Jason Fishman

Jason Fishman is a writer and editor specializing in history, dining, travel and tourism. In his spare time, he enjoys science fiction, breakfast food and bad puns.