Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery

Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery

Distillery, Brewery, and Liquor Store
173 Tips and reviews
  • free samples
  • apple pie
  • white lightning
  • moonshine
  • live music
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  • Laken B.
    Laken BerryMarch 12, 2016
    as someone who is underage it was a cool place to watch them make it and see all the flavors. They also have several others such as delicious jellies,salsas, and sauces that were available to try
  • Nick E.
    Nick EasterFebruary 22, 2015
    This is a cool place to stop. It's probably best to stop here first and try the free samples before walking around or going to eat. The employees do a good job of entertaining groups.
  • Yaeka K.
    Yaeka KatsutaSeptember 26, 2014
    They have a ton of other delicious goodies for sell like salsa and dips. And be sure to take a break and enjoy the live music while you rock in a rocking chair
  • Sunka W.
    Sunka WanikiyaDecember 18, 2011
    best Moonshine ever....the Apple Pie is like real Apple Pie just in liquor form, really love the taste of the original, love sweetness of the corn, but white lightning is the best :)
  • Natasha M.
    Natasha MaytonNovember 17, 2013
    What a great experience! Live music, great views of the distillery, great gift shop, and a ton of samples. Just make sure to have a designated driver if you're gonna try all the moonshine samples!
  • Corey S.
    Corey StohlquistMarch 23, 2014
    Had a great time sampling all of the different (15) flavors of Moonshine, very nice servers and atmosphere.. Bought moonshine to take home! Highly recomended.
  • Renee G.
    Renee GAugust 18, 2014
    Excellent atmosphere! Great knowledgable staff! Have a taste of any flavor you are interested in! See moonshine being made in the stills! Very cool place!
  • Crystal M.
    Crystal MartinNovember 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Apple Pie is smooth and tasty and can be mixed with other flavors like Blackberry for a Cobbler Cocktail! Samples are a must on every visit! :0)
  • Crystal M.
    Crystal MartinApril 11, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great free moonshine samples, awesome bluegrass music in the Holler. After you try your samples sit in the rocking chairs and enjoy the free music!
  • James C.
    James CJuly 28
    Great tasting with a hugely entertaining pourer Michael. Did a great job of explaining it and also making it entertaining. Deserves tips. Great shine and the cherries are crazy. Watch out
  • Tal S.
    Tal ShacharApril 6, 2013
    Rib eye steak is great. If there is a long list before you (and you are with kids...), go down yo to the lake, and buy food for the ducks (25 cents) - it will keep them busy
  • Chris D.
    Chris DavisApril 19, 2013
    got some peach on this visit. Awesome place. The flavor shine is best, their "white lightning" taste gross though. Great live music out in front of store.
  • Ed P.
    Ed PAugust 30, 2015
    Free samples are always good! Interesting to see the distilling process in action too! Throw in the live music and this was a fun experience!
  • Travis B.
    Travis BoudreauxDecember 3, 2014
    The samples are excellent and listening to live music from a rocking chair creates an atmosphere of a time when everything in life was a little slower.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CapozziOctober 8, 2013
    Samples... samples... samples! Try everything! The hunch punch is good. Staff is extremely helpful and will answer any questions you have.
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley AdamsMay 20, 2012
    Try the apple pie and lemonade moonshine. There's a live band playing in the square. They have samples of the shine, BBQ sauce, salsa, jellies, and other things.
  • Angela T.
    Angela TuckerAugust 19, 2013
    Peach.. Peach.. Peach is the way to go! But you can sample 13 flavors :)
  • Jen B.
    Jen BadeauxJuly 14, 2012
    Great place for tasting and the live music outside is great. Didn't love the cherries but the blueberry sure was good.
  • Darrin B.
    Darrin BurseySeptember 6
    Great selection with awesome live bluegrass music. I recommend the tasting, the apple pie and peach were awesome.
  • Haralambos 'Harry' M.
    This is the FIRST place to head before a walking tour of Gatlinburg! Ask to have Ryan pour for you to have a grand olde time! Yeehaw!
  • Jocelyn
    JocelynJune 28, 2012
    Great place to stop in and hit up the 12 flavors for free!!! Employees behind the bar are fun :)
  • Michelle
    MichelleJuly 12, 2012
    Do the tasting tour for a free shirt! Get yer cards at the distillery and enjoy a low cost day of wine/beer tasting.
  • Gabrielle G.
    Gabrielle GregorieAugust 15, 2014
    Loved the free samples, a little pricey but we really enjoyed it, especially the music out front!
  • Liz W.
    Liz WalkerOctober 15, 2014
    Awesome free samples. Friendly staff put on a good show live music out front. Delicious shine.
  • Debbie F.
    Debbie FarineauOctober 24, 2013
    Tasted all the flavors fun atmosphere! Taking home peach, blackberry, strawberry. And cherries .
  • Allison P.
    Allison PurvisMay 1, 2012
    Blackberry and lemon drop are yummy mixed together! Go here and try them all, till you find your favorite!!!
  • Daiv R.
    Daiv RussellMarch 15, 2012
    Try one of each hootch flavor - start wIth white lightning, work your way down to Apple Pie
  • Kelsey S.
    Kelsey SloanJanuary 3, 2013
    Blackberry, Strawberry, and Peach are the best!!!! Avoid the original unless you want to grow chest hair
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PauleyApril 15, 2013
    The 12 free samples start with the strongest and end with the sweetest flavors
  • David Z.
    David ZhangJanuary 7
    That mountain Java is insanely good. Definitely do the tasting.
  • Max H.
    Max HowellApril 29, 2013
    All moonshines are $25 except the classic which is $35. The cherries are $30.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodSeptember 21, 2015
    Cool store to check out. Taste them all! I still prefer the real deal though. ;-)
  • Crystal M.
    Crystal MartinApril 5, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure you try samples and a blueberry charred mix at the end!
  • LaShae B.
    LaShae BurtFebruary 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Such a fun place! Always a must when visiting the Smokies
  • Ankit S.
    Ankit SadanaMay 11, 2016
    Try all moonshines for free, each one has its own unique flavor.
  • Mark E.
    Mark Eselby Sr.August 31, 2012
    OMG The shine is outstanding and the whole store is alot of fun!!
  • Mark M.
    Mark MartinJune 18, 2013
    Baby get your shine on, homemade lemon drop take a sip. You have to ask for the blackberry/ lemon drop mix it is the best!!!!
  • Tisa J.
    Tisa JohnsonMarch 23, 2013
    Blackberry is awesome, got a variety of them, peach, cherry with cherries with a kick,
  • Highlands Condos
    Highlands CondosJune 29, 2012
    Free legal Moonshine Samples. A must on your next visit to the Smokies!
  • Kelsey
    KelseySeptember 13, 2014
    Service with our free samples was kind of shitty, I guess because we looked younger/poorer than the others at our area? Sugarland distillery down the street is much better, in taste AND service
  • Briana C.
    Briana CelanoAugust 28, 2014
    Everything the staff was amazing! Luke was the best! :)
  • Allison K.
    The blackberry moonshine is amazing.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LamJuly 21, 2013
    Free moonshine tasting here - but be prepared, it's like taking vodka shot after vodka shot after vodka shot...
  • Mairie R.
    Mairie RaxyAugust 6, 2013
    Make sure u do the tastings with an empty stomach for the full affect;)
  • VisitMySmokies
    VisitMySmokiesMay 25, 2011
    You definitely have to try a free sample :) It'll give you a kick!! The White Lightening is the best.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieFebruary 18, 2013
    Apple pie moonshine is the way to go!!! Loved it
  • Katie D.
    Katie DarrahSeptember 26, 2014
    By far the apple pie moonshine was my favorite!
  • Jane A.
    Jane AmigoniOctober 23, 2013
    A must while your in Gaitlinburg!! Great start to your shopping day!
  • Quentin H.
    Quentin HendricksJuly 26, 2015
    Free moonshine samples! Try the newest margarita moonshine.
  • Delease C.
    Delease ChesterOctober 6, 2011
    Great place to sample moonshine and learn the history of moonshine!!
  • Joy V.
    Joy V.January 28, 2013
    Try all the samples...the blackberry is really good
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle ByeSeptember 11, 2016
    Taste ALL the moonshine flavors. My favorite is the Mountain Java liquor, a TN distillery exclusive.
  • Tim K.
    Tim KrautJuly 29, 2013
    Try" the apple pie moonshine. Its the best one
  • Sal S.
    Sal ScaliaMarch 30, 2016
    Good fun. Live music and free moonshine tasting.
  • Joby
    JobyAugust 12, 2013
    Free samples?! Yes please!!! Great presentation!!! Lively n fun!!
  • Erik G.
    Erik GrayMarch 21
    $5 and your ID will get you a lot of sampling!
  • Geoff W.
    Geoff W.May 5, 2012
    Be sure and tip the moonshine samplers, especially Shanna.
  • Mark K.
    Mark KnappMay 31, 2013
    You definitely need to try yourself a free sample o blackberry moonshine.
  • K
    KApril 11, 2016
    Free moonshine tastings & live music on occasion!
  • Kim Z.
    Kim ZerkleJanuary 21, 2016
    It was so cold the night we were there. 17 degrees...the heaters were not on outside so we could not stop to hear the band. Inside they were not giving away free samples. Usually better!
  • Brandon L.
    Brandon LaracuenteApril 4, 2013
    Check out the food samples before you do your moonshine tastings!
  • Eric B.
    Eric BurkeNovember 21, 2010
    If they try to talk you into the case with "it's like getting four free" don't. It is a ten percent discount which is like getting one free
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan Burg-GrigsbyFebruary 7, 2015
    Blackberry moonshine here is delicious! #gatlinburgtn
  • Erica
    EricaJuly 13, 2013
    Apple pie is the best tasting, but White Lightening will hit you the hardest!!
  • Doré Christine W.
    Try the free samples. The cherries make your tongue numb!
  • Whitney C.
    Whitney CookApril 5, 2013
    Awesome! Just don't have an epic super fail by forgetting your id!
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda Fox TurnerJuly 19, 2013
    Try the free samples but remember your ID
  • Crystal B.
    Crystal BingFebruary 16, 2013
    Great moonshine! Grape is the best!
  • Bob D.
    Bob DiamondApril 7, 2014
    Stick around for the outdoor CW and Bluegrass music in the courtyard
  • Chris G.
    If you do a tasting tour, tip your host!
  • Leandra C.
    Leandra CarrJanuary 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    No one said when you buy a case, "its like getting 4 free" It is a 10% discount, like getting "1" free or having your tax forgiven...Just sayin
  • Perry b.
    Perry bJune 9
    The Apple pie is to die for!!!!😙
  • Dennis H.
    Dennis HaddixJanuary 23, 2014
    Free samples for everyone - "if you are over 21". Sorry youngsters...
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa TeterSeptember 21, 2012
    Free moonshine tasting! Most of them are pretty good.
  • 💋SKHooks💋
    💋SKHooks💋March 10, 2013
    Peach and apple Moonshine are the bomb dot com !! Lol
  • Terry M.
    Terry MartinJune 25, 2012
    Come for the moonshine, stay for the bluegrass bands!
  • Chris M.
    Chris McCormickFebruary 16, 2013
    My favorite is the hunch punch
  • Lumberjack F.
    Lumberjack FeudMay 30, 2011
    Great friendly service and amazing apple cider moonshine!
  • Kenny P.
    Kenny PattenAugust 19, 2013
    Free samples of all flavors to taste, good place to get a buzz on for free.
  • Bradley
    BradleyJune 8, 2014
    Best moonshine in all of Gatlinburg
  • Jack E.
    Jack EtheringtonSeptember 24
    Glorified gift shop. $5 tasting mildly interesting.
  • V N.
    V NAugust 17, 2011
    Free samples of moonshine. Make sure to bring your I.D.
  • Aimee N.
    Aimee NessAugust 5, 2011
    Take the distillery tour and get your free moonshine tasting.
  • Tabbitha G.
    Tabbitha GlancyJune 5, 2012
    Make sure camera is ready for some great memories of your spouse!
  • Josh W.
    Josh WhiteJuly 31, 2015
    Great samples, nog shine and apple mmm
  • Ron J.
    Ron JarrellSeptember 27, 2015
    Moonshine in assorted flavors. Legal!
  • Teresa H.
    Teresa Hall-GordleySeptember 19, 2014
    Pineapple moonshine and blackberry yum yum
  • Chad K.
    Chad KaneraSeptember 19, 2014
    Free moonshine samples!
  • Nathan
    NathanJune 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Free samples! Blackberry moonshine rocks!
  • Wayne C.
    Wayne CoxJuly 31, 2012
    Make sure to do taste the different types of moonshine!
  • Mike F.
    Mike FarleyDecember 7, 2013
    Ring of Fire is the way to go!!!
  • Veletta R.
    Veletta ReedOctober 6, 2016
    Hello it's moonshine tasting, what could be more fun? Great staff.
  • Chelle W.
    Chelle WilsonApril 24, 2013
    Love the Apple pie moonshine
  • Lila C.
    Lila ChristianMay 2, 2016
    Great atmosphere and the bartender was hilarious!
  • Akhil J.
    Akhil JainJuly 7, 2013
    awesome place.. Great Service!!
  • Madeline N.
    Madeline NestorJune 28, 2013
    Buddy makes the experience all worth it.
  • Steve P.
    Steve PhillipsApril 20, 2012
    I tried the cherry moonshine! Wow!
  • Vishal N.
    A must try:) moonshine :) loved it :)
  • Jake R.
    Jake R.December 27, 2011
    Free samples made my belly warm and fussy!
  • Michael W.
    Michael WoodardOctober 8, 2015
    We had a ton of fun.
  • Aunt Bugs C.
    Aunt Bugs Cabin RentalsFebruary 20, 2014
    Get your shine on! Try a FREE sample.
  • Stephen V.
    Stephen VolzgenSeptember 29, 2012
    I bought the strawberry. So good!
  • J. F.
    J. FinnSeptember 27, 2013
    Mix Apple Pie with BlackBerry. Ummm ummm good.
  • Laini Y.
    Laini YarbroughOctober 14, 2012
    The Bluegrass Bands are great!
  • Steve B.
    Steve BellFebruary 7, 2013
    free samples!! but leave a tip!
  • Hank R.
    Hank RockerJune 13, 2013
    Ex Solent!!!!! Mega fun, good time
  • Brad F.
    Brad FNovember 16, 2015
    Just A Cool Place 😎
  • Manoj K.
    Manoj KarnatiSeptember 13, 2015
    Famous in town....
  • Brad B.
    Brad BartonJuly 7, 2015
    Awesome place!
  • Jim 🍷 .
    Jim 🍷 🖖April 27, 2014
    Going home with the BlackBerry ;)
  • Caitlin D.
    Caitlin DickerboomMarch 18, 2015
    A must see
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SlySeptember 29, 2013
    Free samples are awesome.
  • angela s.
    angela severianoFebruary 22, 2016
    One of my favorite places ---Very fun place
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MayesApril 4, 2013
    Check out all the samples in the gift shop before shining.
  • John N.
    John NewlinJune 5, 2012
    Ask for a fruity pebble!
  • Tim B.
    Tim BrownMay 18, 2013
    Blackberry and apple pie are best
  • Brandon W.
    Brandon WalkerFebruary 17, 2013
    Peach moonshine is the best!!!!
  • Jake B.
    Jake BaumgartApril 29, 2012
    Moonshine cherry jelly. I love you.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren McKeeMarch 9, 2013
    Try them all, why not?
  • Serhii L.
    Serhii Lutsko1 week ago
    The place is just ok. I was hoping to have a cocktail there but they had only shots
  • Dhruval S.
    Dhruval ShahJanuary 20, 2013
    Don't miss free tasting!
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SweattOctober 14, 2013
    Free sampling. See Ryan. Best bartender there
  • Mary B.
    Mary BarnesApril 30, 2015
    The moonshine and the people
  • Brandon R.
    Get some tastes - they have plenty!
  • Kim A.
    Kim AnnasFebruary 17, 2012
    Grape and peach are yummy!!!
  • James S.
    James StaufferDecember 30, 2014
    Great Moonshine. YearbookLife Yearbooks
  • Katie H.
    Katie HelmanNovember 14, 2016
    Free samples with valid id.
  • Nina T.
    Nina TOctober 6, 2013
    Try the apple pie!
  • Connie S.
    Connie SOctober 16, 2012
    Apple pie flavored moonshine!!
  • Colt B.
    Colt BowenNovember 9, 2012
    Be prepared to sweat out the shine lol
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HarrellDecember 23, 2014
    I like the Hunch Punch!
  • Leora W.
    Leora WoodrowOctober 11, 2014
    Strawberry lightning ftw!
  • Mark S.
    Mark StevensSeptember 8, 2011
    Try the salsa and jelly...yum!
  • John C.
    John CarterApril 3, 2015
    Free moonshine tasting.
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SemmelJanuary 12, 2012
    Come gets some MOONSHINE IN THE HOLLER
  • Taylor S.
    Taylor SchoenauFebruary 14, 2016
    Free moonshine tasting!
  • Michael K.
    Michael KelsoAugust 7, 2015
    Blackberry is awesome!
  • Tim M.
    Tim MarshallSeptember 27, 2011
    Foggy Mountain Breakdown musicians for free out front.
  • R W.
    R WilsonFebruary 15, 2015
    Tasty and good
  • John M.
    John MerlinFebruary 25, 2012
    The Bass is good, but about 6-7 celsius too cold.
  • Emily G.
    Emily GeistfeldMay 15, 2013
    Blackberry is the best!
  • Niecey
    NieceyNovember 18, 2012
    Apple pie.....enough said
  • Kenneth G.
    Kenneth GriffinSeptember 5, 2016
    Blue flame moonshine!
  • Leandra C.
    Leandra CarrDecember 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the new ShineNog!
  • BigNell
    BigNellDecember 16, 2014
    Free Shots of MOONSHINE!
  • Daryl N.
    Daryl NelkinJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the cherries !
  • Chelsea T.
    Chelsea ThompsonJanuary 14, 2012
    Wow the second one will get ya.
  • Laura F.
    Laura FarrMay 27, 2012
    A touristy must-do!
  • Chris D.
    Chris DavisApril 2, 2012
    Up to no good with free samples. Oh yeah!!!!!
  • John R.
    John RedmondJrJuly 16, 2013
    Drink em all!!
  • Greenbrier Valley Vacations
    Free Samples, does it get any better?
  • michael m.
    michael miqAugust 3, 2015
    Peaches moonshine
  • Don E.
    Don EmmertMarch 5, 2015
    Bluegrass music
  • Angela S.
    Angela Shook HaysMay 15, 2015
    Live music
  • Will P.
    Will PiperJuly 4, 2010
    Try a free sample. It will give you a kick to your day.
  • Mary B.
    Mary BarnesApril 30, 2015
  • Sean W.
    Sean WatlingtonMarch 12, 2013
    Whoaaaaaa white lightning !!!!!
  • Justin K.
    Justin KaufmanMarch 9, 2014
    Chew the cherries for a real kick in your ass
  • Courtney A.
    Courtney AllenMay 20, 2013
    Bluegrass band!
  • Corey J.
    Corey JacksonMay 15, 2011
    Try the apple pie.
  • Clorisa S.
    Clorisa SAugust 29, 2013
    Gives ya a big ole kick in the butt:-)
  • Tina T.
    Tina TurnerApril 22, 2011
    Free moonshine tastings!
  • Nicholas N.
    Nicholas NewmanJanuary 10, 2012
    Grape is good.
  • Rebecca D.
    Rebecca DennisOctober 7, 2011
    Free sample!
  • Aiden K.
    Aiden KirchnerSeptember 12, 2011
    Awesome place
  • Jonathan T.
    Jonathan TDecember 4, 2011
    Weak sauce, real backwoods is better.
  • Marissa D.
    Marissa DelRiccioDecember 7, 2015
  • Kristian D.
    Kristian DennisJuly 18, 2011
  • Marcus H.
    Marcus HugginsDecember 7, 2013
    No free parking?
  • Dustin C.
    Dustin ColemanJune 3, 2012
    No moonshine sales on Sunday :(
  • Jason P.
    Jason POctober 19, 2010
    Whoa! White lightning !!
  • Heather G.
    Heather GatesApril 27, 2013
    Shine is expensive!!!
  • Courtney A.
    Courtney AllenMay 20, 2013
    Cashiers are not friendly at all. No thank you, attitude.
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