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Ole Smoky in Pigeon Forge
Here’s a neat fact: the sips around town are as special as the Smoky Mountains they come from! The Smoky Mountains have long been known for producing some of the very best high-quality spirits you’ll ever find. From whiskeys to moonshines and everything in between, Pigeon Forge offers plenty of places to indulge in these Smoky Mountain specialties! Here are 4 distilleries in Pigeon Forge to check out:

1. Ole Smoky Moonshine

“The Barn” at Ole Smoky Moonshine features an extensive collection of moonshines, whiskeys and canned cocktails produced right here in the Smoky Mountains! Conveniently located at The Island in Pigeon Forge, Ole Smoky serves up much more than just spirits. Folks love visiting Ole Smoky to enjoy live music, a laid back atmosphere and plenty of fellowship with friends, both old and new, making it one of the best distilleries in Pigeon Forge! Moonshine flavors include options like Strawberry, Blackberry, White Lightnin’ and Hunch Punch Lightnin’ while whiskeys range from Cinnamon to Peach to even Mango Habanero.

2. Old Forge Distillery

old forge distilleryOld Forge Distillery keeps this Tennessee tradition alive by stone grinding its own quality grains just like folks did dating back 200 years ago at The Old Mill! Combining old-fashioned methods with modern-day knowledge, Old Forge produces moonshine, whiskey, vodka, rum, gin and more that make it one of the most popular distilleries in Pigeon Forge! After you’ve enjoyed free samples of these spirits, watch them come to life from one of several operational stills. Make sure to give the Rock & Ryes or Cream Liqueurs a try for a unique taste of the Smokies. Did we mention furry friends are welcome at Old Forge Distillery?!

3. Tennessee Shine Company

Tennessee Shine Company follows the same time-tested methods first used by the earliest liquor makers to produce moonshine, whiskey and bourbon products that “Respect the ‘Shine!” Enjoy free moonshine and wine tastings or add on a special bourbon tasting experience. You can even watch these spirits be made from the active still at Tennessee Shine Company! Moonshines include the classics to more unique options like several different Moon Pie flavors! Whiskeys and bourbons go down smooth each time, leaving you ready to purchase a bottle or 2 home to share with friends and family.

4. Junction 35 Spirits

junction 35 kitchen and distillery at the tower shops in pigeon forgeA one-of-a-kind experience awaits at Junction 35 Spirits! Enjoy a wide range of bourbon, rye whiskey, moonshine, vodka, gin, rum and tequila, before having a seat for a full meal from Junction’s kitchen. One of the best parts of visiting Junction 35 is the long list of specialty crafted cocktails made from the distillery’s very own spirits! Signature cocktails like Sour Gummy Worm and Orange Creamsicle are a must-try while classics like the Old Fashioned are sure to blow your mind! You won’t believe some of the unique creations you’ll find at Junction 35.

You’re in for a great time when you visit these distilleries in Pigeon Forge! No matter what your itinerary includes when you visit the Smokies, make sure you have a cozy and accommodating place to rest your head at night. Explore our Pigeon Forge hotel rooms to find the perfect place to relax after all your adventures.