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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Old Tennessee Distilling Co.

Now you can enjoy genuine Old Tennessee Distilling Corn Whiskey – made with malted barley and wheat – and Dumplin Creek Moonshine, all here at Old Tennessee Distilling.

3605 Outdoor Sportsman Place

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Tennessee Homemade Wine

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

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King’s Family Distillery

King’s Family Distillery is a small family owned distillery that produces a great selection of fine award winning spirits.

1440 Upper Middle Creek Rd Suite 201, Sevierville, TN 37876

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Sugarlands Cellars Winery

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

1133 Parkway

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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

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Tennessee Cider Company

Welcome to Gatlinburg’s first Hard Cider tasting room. Come in, sit and relax and enjoy the delicious and unique flavors of the Tennessee Cider Company. The only experience of it’s kind in Gatlinburg!

611 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738

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Gatlinburg Wine Cellar

Gatlinburg Wine Cellar opened its doors in 2017. The offer free tastings of our locally made wines. We are located in the gateway to the Great Smoky National Park and are open 7 days a week!

702 Parkway Drive, Gatlinburg, TN

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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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Hillside Winery

Hillside Winery located in Sevierville, TN specializes in Italian and Bubbly Wines.

229 Collier Drive Sevierville TN 37862


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Mountain Valley Winery

Featuring popular and award winning Tennessee wines produced from locally sourced grapes!

2174 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863