Although the recipes and craft of making moonshine are ages old, the Sugarlands Still House at Sugarlands Distilling Company, features custom-designed distilling equipment that produces superior moonshine. With one foot firmly planted in the past and the other in these modern times, the Still House is where our delicious Sugarlands Shine is made.
Our artisanal stone mill grinds grains like corn and rye into meal that is then mixed with pure Smoky Mountain water and is then moved to our giant cooker. From there, the liquid is transferred to the fermenter to simmer for a few days. When the time is right that “mash” is pumped into the copper pot still where it is heated and distilled. The alcohol vapor filters through the copper pipes and rises up through the plates of the distillation column, down through the chilling column to cool and is finally poured out of the Spirit Safe.
You can see the whole production through the screen windows or if you want to take a closer look you can book a free talk and tour. As long as you knock on our speakeasy door, whisper the password, keep mum and you are in!
In addition to free daily tours, we offer premium, private experiences to visitors who want to survey the intricate details that make the downtown Gatlinburg distillery truly shine. Participants will also be given the opportunity to taste the final product — award-winning Sugarlands Shine, in a private setting with friends and family. There are three tour packages available — Blended Sampling Tour, Distiller Workshop and Distiller for the Day Workshop. Book these tours online at: sugarlandsdistilling.com/the-distillery/premium-tours/.
We wanted to make it easy to sample our delicious Sugarlands Shine while you’re visiting, so we constructed three octagon bars for folks to gather around. We call em Sippin’ Posts. We’ve saved a place just for you to get acquainted with our friendly Tastemakers as they pour savory sips of all of our fine moonshine. At the Sippin’ Post, you will find your favorite flavors of shine to take home and share with friends and family. #SipsUp
START YOUR ADVENTURE NOW. VISIT THE DISTILLERY AT:
805 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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DISTILLERY & TOUR HOURS:
Monday thru Thursday, 10am to 10pm
Friday thru Saturday, 10am to 10:30pm
Sunday, 12pm to 6:30pm
In addition to free daily tours, we offer premium, private experiences in three options —
Blended Sampling Tour, Distiller Workshop and Distiller for the Day Workshop.
*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.