Although there are thousands of distilleries in the United States, the signature flavors of Gatlinburg distilleries make the Smoky Mountains the ideal place to find your new favorite moonshine. This fascinating mountain region is home to some of the best moonshine tasting experiences, and everything you need to plan the perfect distillery tour is right here! Without a doubt, the Smokies are your passport to the best moonshine you’ve ever tasted, exciting attractions, and more! To discover everything Gatlinburg has to offer, request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide and plan an unforgettable trip!  

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Find Your New Favorite Moonshine at The Best Gatlinburg Distilleries 

Ole Smoky | The Most Visited Distillery in America 

It’s no doubt that as Tennessee’s first legal moonshine distillery, Ole Smoky is a place you have to visit on your tour of Gatlinburg distilleries! The unique recipes created here date back to the 1800s and make up much of the region’s moonshine heritage.  

Popular moonshine flavors at Ole Smoky Moonshine: 

  • White Lightnin’ 
  • Apple Pie 
  • Moonshine Peaches 
  • Mountain Java 

Sugarlands Distilling Co. | #1 Distilling Experience in the US 

If you’re searching for the perfect place for a sip of moonshine, Sugarlands Distilling Co. is the place for you. Within this rustic barn-house setting, you’ll get to enjoy free samples, behind-the-scenes tours, and even live tunes on the back porch!  

Popular moonshine flavors at Sugarlands Distilling Company: 

  • Silver Cloud Tennessee Sour Mash  
  • Cole Swindell’s Peppermint  
  • Root Beer  

Tennessee Shine Co. | Unique Flavors for a Fun Moonshine Tasting 

Moonshine lovers in search of exciting flavors will enjoy visiting Tennessee Shine Co. for a one-of-a-kind tasting experience. This distillery offers an array of fun flavors you won’t find anywhere else and even offers a compelling History of Moonshine Tour!  

Some of the most popular moonshine flavors include: 

  • Mint Chocolate Cream 
  • Pumpkin Spice Cream 
  • Blue Houdini 
  • Blackberry Shine 

Old Forge Distillery | Over 200 Years of Tennessee Tradition 

For an authentic East Tennessee experience, stop into the Old Forge Distillery in Pigeon Forge. The roots of this fascinating distillery date back to the 1700s, making their moonshine unlike any other. Since its opening in 2014, The Old Forge uses fresh ground grains to create its remarkable array of moonshine, whiskey, bourbon, rum, and vodka.  

Popular moonshine flavors at Old Forge Distillery: 

  • 1830 Original Moonshine 
  • French Toast 
  • Backwoods Cut 

Enjoy The Best of Gatlinburg at Edgewater Hotel


After an exciting day spent tasting the best moonshine in the Smoky Mountains, head to Edgewater Hotel for a one-of-kind lodging experience. Located steps from the heart of Downtown Gatlinburg, our hotel is the best place for your stay. When you stay with us, you’ll enjoy an outrageously delicious continental breakfast each morning, fantastic amenities, and premium guest rooms and suites! With so much to offer, your visit to Gatlinburg will be nothing but unforgettable! 

If you’re ready to find your favorite Gatlinburg moonshine distillery, check our availability and book your stay at Edgewater Hotel!