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Ole Smoky Moonshine: The First Legal Moonshine Distillery in East Tennessee

Three clear moonshine jarsOne of the neatest attractions in Gatlinburg, TN, is the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery. This is a wonderful spot to visit for anyone who is a fan of moonshine, tasty liquor or history. The distillery is run by families that have been crafting the finest moonshine in this area of Tennessee for more than 200 years. Over the centuries, they have perfected their craft, and now they are sharing their amazing products with the rest of the world.

One of the coolest parts about visiting Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery is that it is a free attraction. Visitors can come here every day of the year. The distillery is open daily from 10 in the morning until 10 at night.

As soon as visitors arrive, they will smell the intoxicating aroma of moonshine production before they even open the front door. Once visitors get inside the doors of the distillery, they are in for a real treat. The folks at the distillery offer free guided tours that take visitors through every single step of the distillation process.

It is a fascinating tour that visitors will thoroughly enjoy. While they are taking the tour, guests are free to ask any question that pops into their minds about distilling moonshine. The people who work in the distillery love to talk about the process with their guests, and they are willing to go into as much detail as visitors want about the distillation process.

Of course, as fascinating as touring the distillery can be, many visitors can’t wait to get to the end of the tour. This is because each tour ends with a free tasting of the incredible liquor that they brew at Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery. There are three different types of liquor that they regularly brew. They brew a corn whiskey, moonshine and cherry-flavored moonshine. They also brew seasonal varieties of moonshine and whiskey that are only available to guests at the distillery.

When guests have enjoyed the free samples they get at the end of the tour, they are free to buy more moonshine, corn whiskey and Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery merchandise from the gift shop. This includes the ability to buy seasonal varieties of the liquor they brew that are not available in stores. Visitors should be aware that state law in Tennessee forbids the distillery from selling any alcohol on Sundays.

As well as selling liquor, they gift shop also offers visitors some delicious canned goods and homemade foods that will delight guests taste buds. Anyone who is lucky enough to be in Gatlinburg will definitely enjoy a stop at Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery. It is a great place to enjoy some tasty moonshine and have a fabulous time.

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