Top 10 Distilleries In Gatlinburg, Tennessee - Updated 2022

distilleries in gatlinburg

The mountain town of Tennessee, Gatlinburg is renowned as the heavenly gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park that covers an area of around 520,000 acres (210,436 hectares). This charming town is filled with a rich history and usually acts as a stopover place for tourists who are looking forward to exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park, as well as the eastern side of the United States. Gatlinburg is home to a plethora of shopping centers, tourist landmarks, hotels, and many more. And along with these good things, the city also features some of the best distilleries known for selling great quality batches. Here are some of the best distilleries in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, that you can pay a visit to.

1. Sugarlands Distilling Company

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

One of the most-visited spots in Gatlinburg’s downtown, Sugarlands Distilling Company grew its popularity by collaborating with stars of Moonshine Legends, which is shown on the Discovery Channel. These stars, along with the Sugarlands Distilling Company, come up with their unique recipes to the people of Tennessee. If you are intrigued by the art and the process of distilling, then this distilling company organizes several paid tours that showcase multiple lessons on mixology and other experiences. You will also get to check out complimentary live entertainment shows while you are on a tour here.

Sugarlands Distilling Company

Address: 805 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States

Website: Sugarlands Distilling Company

Opening hours: 10am - 10:30pm (daily)

2. Ole Smoky Barrelhouse

Ole, Smoky Moonshine
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Do you consider yourself a true connoisseur of whiskey and moonshine? Then Ole Smoky Barrelhouse will be your perfect escape. Tasting the White Oak Barrel-aged whiskey and moonshine at this distillery defines the true authentic American experience. The distillery here handpicks every barrel that is based on just raw colors and taste. It also welcomes visitors from all over to take a tour of the distillery while out and about in town. The tours are free of charge, but if you’d like to indulge in tasting sessions, then the cost of this would be for just 5 USD.

Ole Smoky Barrelhouse

Address: 650 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States

Website: Ole Smoky Barrelhouse

Opening hours: 10am - 11pm (daily)

3. Doc Collier Moonshine

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A popular distilling company in Gatlinburg, Doc Collier Moonshine was named after the local distiller who was renowned for coming up with the recipe for corn whiskey, years ago. And today, the distillery still honors the spirit of Doc Collier by designing the place in an old-fashioned industrial appeal. Doc Collier Moonshine organizes both premium and standard tasting tours, along with offering a complimentary shot glass.

Doc Collier Moonshine

Address: 519 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States

Website: Doc Collier Moonshine

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 10pm

4. Ole Smoky Moonshine

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A corn whiskey distillery in the town of Gatlinburg, Ole Smoky Moonshine is renowned for brewing moonshine to the patrons of Gatlinburg. The moonshine produced here is made in copper stills and offers tours and tasting sessions within the distillery. Visitors, while here, get to explore and experience the distilling process in the two copper stills up close, and also get to learn and understand about the moonshine history and production in the Smoky Mountains. The distillery produces an array of flavored moonshine, including apple pie, strawberry mango margarita, and butter pecan among others.

Ole Smoky Moonshine

Address: 903 Parkway #128, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States

Website: Ole Smoky Moonshine

Opening hours: 10am - 11pm (daily)

Nearby distilleries

5. Old Forge Distillery

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Old Forge Distillery, situated beside Pigeon Forge’s Old Mill, is a distillery immersed in rich history. Now, the Old Mill is a place where the grinding process is undertaken by the distillery. The name of the venue was inspired by the iron forge that once sat right next to the grist mill. Old Forge Distillery has regained popularity over the days because of its moonshine that has been well-loved by the community and all around since the 1830s. The best part about the distillery is they offer free tastings and tours, unlike the other distillery venues in Gatlinburg.

Old Forge Distillery

Address: 170 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, United States

Website: Old Forge Distillery

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

6. Tennessee Shine Company

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Taste the best of homemade moonshine at Tennessee Shine Company. While on a tasting tour here, you will notice that the tasting room has a rustic decor to it and there is also a gift shop where you can buy something nice for your friends or family. Tennessee Shine Company focuses on selling small batches of moonshine because they believe in selling the best quantity instead of the most. The recipes used to make the spirits have been passed down through generations, who make sure to stick with the same seasonal blends and signature flavors that the families have known for years.

Tennessee Shine Company

Address: 3435 Teaster Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, United States

Website: Tennessee Shine Company - Pigeon Forge

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 6pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 8pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

7. King's Family Distillery

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

A little further from Pigeon Forge lies King’s Family Distillery. This distillery company is known for making spirits in small batches and selling them, which makes King’s Family Distillery a breath of fresh air amid other distilleries. This distillery has been in the business for years now and they offer some of the best spirits including vodka, whiskey, and many others using the highest quality of ingredients.

King's Family Distillery

Address: 1440 Upper Middle Creek Rd Suite 201, Sevierville, TN 37876, United States

Website: King’s Family Distillery

Opening hours: Sun - Mon, Wed - Thu: 12pm - 7pm; Fri: 12pm - 9pm; Sat: 11am - 9pm (closed on Tue)

8. Tennessee Legend Distillery - Winfield Dunn Parkway

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Why not go on a tasting tour to a distillery that has age-old recipes that which have been tried and tested by the owners to produce some of the best hand-curated spirits in Tennessee? Tennessee Legend Distillery produces some of the best products including Coffee Moonshine, Cinnamon Whiskey, and more. When you go on a tour here, the courteous staff will be happy to serve samples and also make sure to give you a glimpse of what goes behind the scenes in making every spirit.

Tennessee Legend Distillery - Winfield Dunn Parkway

Address: 870 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876, United States

Website: Tennessee Legend Distillery - Winfield Dunn Parkway

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)

9. Sevier Distilling Company

Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

Sevier Distilling Company is known for its distilling process. The process of churning malted grains, honey, agave, and corn to curate the best-handcrafted spirits the town has seen. The family who owned the company were the very first settlers who have passed down the recipes and stills to the next family members. Try a range of spirits in the tasting process, including Yenoh, TennOdka, TenneKeela, and Real Deal Shine.

Sevier Distilling Company

Address: 745 Old Douglas Dam Rd, Sevierville, TN 37876, United States

Website: Sevier Distilling Company

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 8pm (closed on Sun)

10. Bootleggers Distillery

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Bootleggers Distillery on Monday, March 28, 2022

Bootleggers Distillery is quite famous for the smallest batches the distillery produces in the whole nation. They have been doing that for hundreds of years and will continue to do so in the years to come. Unlike other distilleries, Bootleggers brew their spirits in 25-gallon (95-liter) pot stills so that they endure the quality of the spirits that are more standardized. This distillery organizes tasting tours almost every other day where they give a tour of the brewing process along with offering tasting tours to the guests of some of the finest batches.

Bootleggers Distillery

Address: 3567 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753, United States

Website: Bootleggers Distillery

Opening hours: 10am - 7pm (daily)

Enjoy the unique distillery tours of Gatlinburg

Whisky Warehouse
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We are sure you might have tried plenty of alcohol from many different places - be it the local beer, whiskey, or any other spirits. But sometimes, some rare-flavored liquors will blow your mind. And the above-mentioned distilleries are your answer to taste the unique flavors the distillers of Gatlinburg has to offer.

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Born in Mumbai and brought up in Bangalore, India, Aarti is a full-time freelance writer by profession. She is a lover of everything the ‘blue dot’ offers—world cultures, off-the-beaten tracks,...Read more

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