Tasty beverages are aplenty in the Smokies! These Smoky Mountains of ours are home to plenty of adventure, excitement and natural beauty, but no trip is complete without a trip to one of the great distilleries in Gatlinburg or Sevierville! These wonderful establishments are where you will find a true taste of the Smokies, with many recipes being passed down through generations of Smoky Mountain natives! Here are 5 distilleries in Gatlinburg and Sevierville you have to visit on your next trip to the Smoky Mountains:
1. Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery
Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery is so beloved by Smoky Mountain visitors that it has 2 distilleries in Gatlinburg! Moonshines, whiskeys, canned cocktails and Ole Smoky’s own limited release bourbon whiskey, James Ownby Reserve, can all be enjoyed! “The Holler”, located at 903 Parkway, is America’s most visited distillery and where Ole Smoky started. Dogs are more than welcome and you can catch live music at The Holler! “The Barrelhouse”, located at 650 Parkway beside Fannie Farkle’s, is where Ole Smoky Whiskey is made! Free samples of all of Ole Smoky’s offerings are available at both of these awesome distilleries in Gatlinburg!
2. Sugarlands Distilling Company
Walk into the old barn at Sugarlands Distilling Company in Gatlinburg and you’ll be blown away by the incredible selection of award-winning spirits, tasty Sugarlands Cocktails and a fully operational stillhouse where the finest spirits are crafted! Moonshines, whiskeys, vodkas, spirits and canned cocktails are all delicious options at Sugarlands. Speaking of moonshine, Sugarlands is partnered with the cast of Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners” to bring their classic moonshines to you! Sugarlands Distilling Company is rated as the top attraction to visit in Gatlinburg by TripAdvisor!
3. Tennessee Shine Company
The tastes at Tennessee Shine Company are smooth and subtle, yet full of flavor! Choose from a selection of tasty moonshines, whiskeys and even flavored wines. The fine folks at Tennessee Shine Company use family recipes and their favorite tradition of small-batch distilling to create drinks that are as special as the ones their ancestors once made! Unique moonshine flavors at Tennessee Shine Company include jalapeno cornbread, cotton candy, pina colada and pumpkin spice. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll have a blast inside Tennessee Shine Company’s laidback Southern atmosphere! The Sevierville location of Tennessee Shine Company is where you can take a self-guided tour on the history of Moonshine!
4. Tennessee Legend Distillery
Tennessee Legend Distillery aims to tell a story with each of its carefully crafted spirits, moonshines, whiskeys and cream liqueurs! These drinks are full of Smoky Mountain flavor full of mountain pride, work ethic and Southern hospitality! Grab your own role in this story by visiting this awesome Sevierville distillery! Moonshine flavors include Tennessee White Lightning, Peach, Orange Creamsicle, Fiery Mango Margarita and more. Tennessee Legend Distillery has 2 convenient Sevierville locations: on Winfield Dunn Parkway and another on Newport Highway. Make sure to drop by the tasting counter for free sips!
5. Shine Girl
A girls’ night out is best spent at Shine Girl in Sevierville! Owner Danielle Parton (yes, think that Parton family!) is a combat veteran who was the first female in the Parton family to graduate from college. Parton wanted to create a line of spirits created by and with women in mind, so she started Shine Girl! The moonshine you’ll find here is smart, playful and delicious. Moonshine flavors include options like Red Velvet, Coconut, Lavender and Rose, plus Shine girl sells its own rum and vodka! You and the girls can’t go wrong by paying Shine Girl a visit!
These distilleries in Gatlinburg and Sevierville provide that taste of the Smoky Mountains you crave! Have you been able to start planning what you’ll do when visiting the Smokies? Check out our Adventure Power Pass to explore the best deals in the Smokies when you book one of our cabins!