By Michael Williams
Moonshine connoisseurs will get an opportunity to sample the spirits of Doc Collier’s Moonshine on the Parkway in Gatlinburg. The new distiller will be hosting its Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, September 18 in conjunction with the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. The event is free and open to the public. Tours of the distillery, samples of Doc Collier Moonshine, and snacks and refreshments will be available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“We are honored to partner with the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce for Business After Hours. We hope to introduce the local business community to the art of distilling moonshine the way William ‘Doc’ Collier did more than 100 years ago,” says general manager Buddy Keyes.
Every batch of Doc Collier Moonshine is made with all-natural ingredients like corn, cane sugar, peach and blackberry juice, and is distilled using locally bottled English Mountain Spring Water. It is bottled by hand on site by Distiller Ronnie Weeks and his staff.
The event will feature live music at the September 18th event by The Reunited’s Kate Phillips and Steve Laciak. No reservations are required, but anyone planning to sample moonshine must be at least 21 years old and present valid I.D.