Ole Smoky celebrates fifth birthday
By Amanda Mountan
Ole Smoky Moonshine, Tennessee’s first legal moonshine, will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of America’s most visited distillery. From the distinct smell of fermenting grains to the friendly distillers who create the shine, “The Holler” has provided guests with the true moonshine experience for five years.
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine is the leading distiller of premium moonshine in the U.S. and the first federally licensed distillery in the history of East Tennessee. The company’s roots can be traced to the early settlers of the Smoky Mountains. When Tennessee state law changed in 2009, allowing the licensed production of whiskey and other spirits across new counties, a group of local families saw an opportunity to showcase the art of superior, mountain-made moonshine.
Ole Smoky globally retails fifteen flavors of moonshine, crafted from authentic East Tennessee recipes. People from around the world come and experience the moonshining process at the company’s famed Gatlinburg distillery and new location, the Ole Smoky Barn at The Island in Pigeon Forge.
Ole Smoky can be found at retailers, bars, restaurants and is sampled and sold at some of the biggest music and sporting events in the country. True to its roots, each Ole Smoky Moonshine flavor is born from the hand-crafted recipes of the Tennessee families who have been filling moonshine jars and jugs in the Smoky Mountains for over a century.
Blue Flame (128 proof), Original Moonshine (100 proof), White Lightnin’™ (100 proof), Moonshine Cherries™ (jarred at 100 proof), Strawberry (80 proof), Lemon Drop (80 proof) and Hunch Punch Lightnin‘™ (80 proof), Big Orange (70 proof) the 40 proof line including, Peach Moonshine™, Apple Pie Moonshine™, Blackberry Moonshine™, Pineapple Moonshine, Sweet Tea Moonshine, Watermelon, seasonally released Shine Nog (35 proof) and recently added, Harley Davidson’s Road House Customs™ Charred Moonshine (103 proof) are available selectively in all 50 states and around the world.