Sips & Sounds in the Smokies

Music & Moonshine Make the Perfect Pair

In the Smoky Mountains, moonshine and music make the perfect pairing. Both are important parts of the history of the Smokies, and – thanks to law changes in recent years – both are now an important part of the culture and experience of the area today. So come explore the Smokies, sip on some moonshine, listen to live music, and take a bottle back to remember the trip by!

Ole Smoky Barn | 131 The Island Dr #9116 | Pigeon Forge
With the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel on one side and the The Island show fountain on the other, Ole Smoky Moonshine at The Island is an impressive sight. On any given day, you can stop in for a sample of moonshine, sit by the Ole Smoky Stage for a FREE outdoor concert, or grab a couple jars to take home with you. They’re open from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. daily, so you can pop in while you’re shopping or eating at The Island.

Moonshine Flavors & Treats

  • Moonshine Cherries
  • Blue Flame
  • Moonshine Peaches
  • Orange
  • Cinnamon
  • Blackberry
  • Chocolate Cherries, and so much more

Sugarlands Distilling Co | 805 Parkway | Gatlinburg
Along with the many flavors of moonshine, made from the sparkling waters of Tennessee, Sugarlands Distilling Co’s American Barn has been crafted with love and care, with thought in every detail. Blue and white wood were sourced from an old Cane Creek family home in Tellico Plains, the red wood was brought from an old barn in the Appalachian foothills, and the brown and grey wood sections were salvaged from an 1850s Sweetwater barn. Inside, the 1928 Ford Model AA truck, “The Boss,” is a well-preserved piece that welcomes guests in.

After you browse around The Trading Post, sample some moonshine at a Sippin’ Post, or take a tour of the Sugarlands Still House, sit down on the Back Porch for live music throughout the year. From Appalachian Americana, bluegrass, and folk to singer-songwriter, acoustic, and old favorites, they showcase talented artists from around the area and country.

Moonshine Flavors

  • Silver Cloud TN Sour Mash
  • Jim Tom Hedrick’s Unaged Rye
  • Tickle’s Dynamite Cinnamon
  • Mark & Digger’s Rye Apple
  • Mark Rogers American Peach
  • Hazelnut Rum
  • Mint Condition Peppermint
  • Appalachian Apple Pie
  • Butterscotch Gold
  • Blockader’s Blackberry, and more!

Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler | 903 Parkway #128 | Gatlinburg
The Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler is at the heart of Gatlinburg, and it always feels alive. Watch the moonshine-making process, see the stills, visit with the distillers, and learn more about the history of moonshine making. The store is stocked with t-shirts, mugs, tons of Ole Smoky Moonshine gear, and of course – bottles and bottles of locally made moonshine! The stage and holler just outside the store doors are where live music lives in the Smokies.

Moonshine Flavors

  • Blue Flame
  • Hunch Punch
  • Apple Pie
  • Harley-Davidson® Road House Customs™
  • Lemon Drop
  • Strawberry
  • Pineapple
  • Peach
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pina Colada
  • Margarita
  • Mountain Java
  • Honeysuckle, and more!

Old Forge Distillery | 170 Old Mill Ave | Pigeon Forge
Historic barn turned local distillery, Old Forge – next to The Old Mill – produces small-batch moonshine from the cool spring waters of the Smoky Mountains and fresh-ground grains. They even take The Old Mill kitchen flavors as inspiration for their moonshine flavor combinations! Shop around for hand-forged knives by a local blacksmith and handcrafted moonshine jugs from Pigeon River Pottery before touring and tasting.

Moonshine Flavors

  • Chocolate
  • French Toast
  • Coffee
  • Lemon
  • Blackberry
  • Bananas Foster
  • Oatmeal Cookie
  • Pumpkin Roll
  • Kettle Corn, and more

Smith Creek Moonshine Distillery | Tanger Outlets | Sevierville
Take a break from the outlet shopping and stop in for a taste of ‘shine at Smith Creek. The shop is an experience, completely immersing you in the Smoky Mountain atmosphere. Check out the old truck, explore little details like stonework and an old mill, and then make your way to the moonshine tasting bar. Sip on single flavors or try a mixed moonshine cocktail before browsing the store for a bottle of moonshine (to sip on the back porch of your Pigeon Forge cabin), jams and sauces, dry rubs, clothing, and more.

Moonshine Flavors

  • Sweet Tea
  • Peach
  • Apple Pie
  • Coffee
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Orange Cream
  • Butter Cake
  • Ginger Nap
  • Salted Caramel, and more!