Ole Smoky’s roots can be traced back, over 100 years ago, to the early settlers of the Smoky Mountains. Which means this isn’t just moonshine, it’s moonshine made with authenticity and enduring pride of the people in the Tennessee Mountains. In 2009, Tennessee law changed, and it was legal to make, distill and sell the infamous bootlegger’s hooch. It was at that point that a group of families decided to bring their artistry of superior moonshine making to the world at large.
July 6, 2010 was the grand opening of Ole Smoky’s original moonshine distillery, the Holler, in Gatlinburg, TN. Ole Smoky became Tennessee’s first legal moonshine distillery as well as the most visited distillery in the world with over 2.5 million visitors annually.
Ole Smoky continued to grow through the years and with this success the company built a second distillery in Pigeon Forge, called the Barn. This location was created for visitors who couldn’t make it “up the hill” to Gatlinburg when visiting the world-class theme park, Dollywood. The Barn opened in October 2014, and features the same elements (distillery, tasting bar, retail store) as the Holler.
In January 2016, Ole Smoky decided to introduce a whiskey line to their spirits portfolio when it merged their brand with another family-owned Tennessee whiskey. Ole Smoky whiskey is hand picked from barrels based on taste and color ensuring that the highest quality whiskey is produced. The grand opening of the new Ole Smoky whiskey distillery, the Barrelhouse, was held in February 2016. Today, Ole Smoky whiskey is exclusively available in Tennessee, Colorado, and Georgia.
START YOUR ADVENTURE NOW. VISIT THE DISTILLERY AT:
Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery at the Holler
903 Parkway #128 Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Ole Smoky Whiskey Distillery at the Barrelhouse
650 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery at the Barn
131 The Island Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
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DISTILLERY & TOUR HOURS:
All the Distilleries are open everyday.
Monday thru Saturday, 10am to 11pm
Sunday, 11am to 7pm
Tastings are available from open to close.
*Business hours and tour times subject to change. We encourage you to contact the distillery to inquire about tour availability and call ahead, up to an hour prior to arrival to confirm tour times and business hours for the day.