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Top 4 Distilleries in Pigeon Forge for Moonshine Tastings

Tennessee moonshine has been a large part of Appalachian culture for many years, with recipes passed down from generation to generation. When you visit the Smoky Mountains, you have the chance to take part in this cultural tradition by stopping by one of the many distilleries in the area. Here are some of the top distilleries in Pigeon Forge where you can go to enjoy moonshine tastings during your vacation.

1. Ole Smoky Distillery

One of the most well-known Smoky Mountain moonshine companies is Ole Smoky Distillery, and they have three distilleries in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. You can head over to The Island in Pigeon Forge where you’ll find Ole Smoky’s “The Barn.” This distillery often features live country music that you can listen to while sipping on tasty moonshines and whiskies. The location is dog and family friendly, so you can bring the whole crew along with you. Stop by to taste samples of a great selection of moonshine and whiskey flavors. Some fan-favorite moonshine flavors include Apple Pie, White Lightning, Mountain Java, and Margarita.

2. Old Forge Distillery

Old Forge Distillery in Pigeon ForgeMake your way over to The Old Mill Square in the heart of town to visit a classic Pigeon Forge distillery. Old Forge Distillery crafts a variety of moonshine, bourbon whiskey, gin, cream liqueurs, and other premium spirits. You can enjoy a free tasting of a selection of spirits and flavors at this dog-friendly distillery. Old Forge Distillery draws inspiration for their moonshine flavors from the nearby Old Mill Kitchens with favorites like French Toast, Coffee, Chocolate, and Peach. Many of their cream liqueurs such as Chocolate Coconut, Peanut Butter Cream, and Oranges and Cream are derived from flavors at the Old Mill Creamery across the street. 

3. Tennessee Shine Company

One of the newest distilleries in Pigeon Forge is Tennessee Shine Company. This local distillery has four locations in the Smoky Mountains, including Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and Wears Valley, so you’re never far from a moonshine tasting. Tennessee Shine Company specializes in making moonshine, whiskey, bourbon, and rum using family recipes and small-batch distilling. Their goal is to respect the traditions of Appalachian roots in every drop. Stop by the Pigeon Forge location just off the main Parkway for a free moonshine tasting with a bourbon tasting add-on. Popular moonshine flavors include Big Orange Dreamsicle, Blue Houdini, Black Berry, Nanner Puddin’ and Straight Off the Still.

4. Junction 35 Spirits

Junction 35 Spirits restaurant front in the Mountain MileIf you’re looking for a unique Pigeon Forge distillery experience, check out Junction 35 Spirits. This is the first distillery and restaurant in Pigeon Forge, so you can not only enjoy a tasting of flavorful spirits, but you can also sit down for a hearty meal. Junction 35 Spirits makes a variety of spirits, including moonshine, bourbon, rye whiskey, rum, gin, tequila, and vodka. Stop by the bar to enjoy a handcrafted specialty cocktail made with liquor distilled on site. Some of their most popular spirits include Bomb Pop Moonshine, Cold Brew Moonshine, Sweet Tea Moonshine, Bam Bam Vodka, Jalapeño Vodka, Caramel Apple Whiskey, and Whiskey Cherries.

Where to Stay in Pigeon Forge, TN

Moonshine tasting at one of the distilleries in Pigeon Forge is just one of the many fun things to do in Pigeon Forge. You’ll also love exploring the many attractions, museums, shops, and restaurants in the area. To make the most of your trip and cut down on travel time, stay close to all the action in the heart of town. The Inn on the River has been voted Pigeon Forge’s #1 hotel and is conveniently located right on the main Parkway. Enjoy comfortable beds, complimentary breakfast, great river views, and much more during your stay. Take a look at our Pigeon Forge hotel rooms to find the ideal place to stay for your next vacation!