Born From Necessity

“Rules are meant to be broken” is how the saying goes. Or in the case of moonshining, sometimes laws. Ole Smoky Moonshine finally broke through the law, becoming the first federally licensed distillery in East Tennessee. Jars of Ole Smoky Moonshine can be purchased today, coming in 12 flavors including Original, Apple Pie, White Lightnin’, Watermelon and Sweet Tea. The distillery, called “The Holler” and based in Gatlinburg, is available for tours and also serves as a concert venue.

Ole Smoky Moonshine

Ole Smoky even offers several recipes to make at home using their moonshine. Some of the most popular recipes include the Corn n’ Cola and the Electric Lemonade. The Corn n’ Cola is a mixture of equal parts Ole Smoky Original Moonshine and cola, while the Electric Lemonade is made of two parts Ole Smoky White Lightnin’ Moonshine and three parts lemonade, each producing an drink that is refreshing with a kick.

Check out “The Holler” or purchase a jar of Ole Smoky Moonshine to experience both the heritage and flavor of East Tennessee moonshine, and as always, shine responsibly.