Smoky Mountain Moonshine Tour 2017-07-26T20:55:34+00:00

Spirits Trail of The Smokies

Not too many years ago in the hills of Tennessee, Moonshiners hid their stills from Federal Revenuers as they continued the 200-year-old tradition of making high-proof ’shine’ from corn mash and sugar. It was called hooch, mountain dew, white lightning and the better known name of Moonshine, all made famous in the 1958 movie “Thunder Road” starring Robert Mitchum and Gene Barry, and shot in Cocke County, Tennessee, right next door to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

But today, there has been a revival of the drink with the passing of legislation making production of Moonshine legal in Tennessee, and distillers have been coming out of the woods ever since.

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Click the map above to view “Smoky Mountain Spirits Trail”

You won’t see the Moonshine runners in their souped-up cars today, but you can see some of those classic, vintage cars in Pigeon Forge during the Rod Runs and car shows in April and September. And you can check out top quality moonshine distillers, and local wine and whiskey makers located in the Tennessee Smokies, that are listed below. Grab a mason jar and go “bottoms up!”.

Visit these Distilleries & Wineries in the Smoky Mountain Area.

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Bootleggers Homemade Wine

Bootleggers Homemade Wine began with two country winemakers who just happen to be sisters. Memories of evenings spent on grandma’s back porch sippin’country wine from the bottle …we’ve captured that spirit in our own blends of wine using all natural ingredients for a superior product.

131 Island Drive, Pigeon Forge
903 Parkway, Gatlinburg
865-221-1589

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Old Forge Distillery

Hand forged moonshine made from pure mountain spring water and freshly ground grain.  Our flavored moonshines, such as Chocolate, French Toast, Coffee, Blackberry, Apple Pie, and Peach, are inspired by recipes from the Old Mill Kitchens.

170 Old Mill Avenue,
Pigeon Forge
865-774-4126

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Ole Smoky TN Moonshine

As you approach the entrance, the distinct smell of cooking and fermenting grains takes over your senses. Here, you’ll see authentic-working moonshine stills and take in the entire process – from beginning to end.

131 Island Drive, Pigeon Forge
903 Parkway, Gatlinburg
865-436-6995

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Ole Smoky Whiskey

A white oak barrel aged whiskey which is a truly authentic American experience taste is what separates this full flavored whiskey from most. Four-year-old barrels are carefully hand selected to create the taste and color just right for Ole Smoky Whiskey.

650 Parkway, Gatlinburg
865-325-1111

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Doc Collier Moonshine

Along with tasting some of the
finest moonshine in Tennessee, you can see some of the equipment from back in the day that William “Doc” Collier and his family have used for generations to make their moonshine in the mountains.

519 Parkway, Gatlinburg
800-398-5132

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Sugarlands Distilling Co.

Opened its downtown Gatlinburg distillery to perform the age-old craft of distilling fine Sugarlands Shine. Its authentic spirits, barn-house location, and first-class entertainment offer visitors the complete TN moonshine experience.

805 Parkway, Gatlinburg
865-325-1111

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Smith Creek Moonshine

Enjoy Smith Creek’s tasting bar, view their wide selection of retail items and grab a jar of the unique flavored moonshine into wine.

1645 Parkway #1090
Pigeon Forge
888-761-5409

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Thunder Road Distillery

Now you can enjoy genuine Thunder Road Corn Whiskey – made with malted barley and wheat – and Dumplin Creek Moonshine, all here at Thunder Road Distillery.

3605 Outdoor Sportsman Place
Kodak
865-401-2574

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Thunder Road Distillery

We sit right at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountain and were raised in Appalachian traditions of hospitality and heritage. Stop on by and enjoy both!

643 Parkway
Gatlinburg
865-412-1030

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Wylie Cider

Appalachian Wyiles – Smoky Mountain Clan
Handcrafted ciders by Appalachian Wyiles in the Foothills of the Smoky Mountains

3757 Thomas Lane
Sevierville
865-325-4715

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Sugarlands Cellars Winery

A complete wine tasting experience with tours, tastings, gifts and more!

1133 Parkway
Gatlinburg
855-228-5217

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Mill Bridge Winery

Come sit and enjoy the views of the river and Great Smoky Mountains, while also enjoying a chilled glass of wine or hard cider.

3331 S River Rd
Pigeon Forge
865-366-1664

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Mill Bridge Winery

Coming soon to Sevierville. FREE TASTINGS! Fermented, Distilled & Bottled by Master Craftsmen.

745 Old Douglas Dam Road
Sevierville
865-366-1772

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Mill Bridge Winery

Offering premium craft beer and great food in a family friendly, upscale but relaxed atmosphere.

705 Winfield Dunn Pkwy Unit 2
Sevierville
865-366-5767

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Tennessee XXX Moonshine

Specializing in handcrafted small batch moonshine. Tennessee XXX Moonshine offers many unique flavors including Muscadine, Honey-Do-Me and Blue Houdini.

3303 Wears Valley Rd
Sevierville
865-286-4262

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Tennessee Legend Distillery

Tennessee Legends offers a wide variety to choose from: Moonshine, Whiskey and Cream Liqueurs in all different flavors as well as Vodka.

2874 Newport Hwy – (865-286-4262)
870 Winfield Dunn Prkwy – (865- 366-1757)

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