When Ole Smoky Moonshine first opened its doors in 2010, it was the first legal moonshine distillery in the Smoky Mountains. Since then, it has quickly grown in popularity and has earned the title of America’s most visited distillery. Not to mention, the company as a whole has solidified itself as one of the leading distilleries of premium moonshine in the country.
Today, the folks over at Ole Smoky Moonshine are at it again with the grand opening of their brand new Pigeon Forge moonshine distillery at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Known as The Barn, Ole Smoky’s brand new Pigeon Forge moonshine distillery promises to carry over the welcoming and relaxing environment that visitors have come to expect from the company.
About the Pigeon Forge Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery
At 6,000 square-feet, the Ole Smoky Barn in Pigeon Forge is roughly half the size of their original Gatlinburg location, the Moonshine Holler. However, just because the size is slightly smaller, that doesn’t mean that guests should expect any less than the high level of fun and excitement that the popular distillery is known to offer.
In addition to several moonshine tasting stations and retail space, the new moonshine distillery also has its very own outdoor stage where guests can unwind and listen to free bluegrass concerts going on daily. Not to mention, the new location also allows guests to skip having to search for parking in downtown Gatlinburg.
The Island in Pigeon Forge has a ton of free parking that visitors are more than welcome to take advantage of. There is also a complimentary trolley service that will take guests practically from their car to the entrance of the Pigeon Forge attraction.
Open to the public, the Ole Smoky Barn is open seven days a week until 11 p.m.
The new Pigeon Forge moonshine distillery is not the only new addition to the Ole Smoky family. Earlier this season, the popular spirits company announced the release of their brand new Pumpkin Pie moonshine flavor.
Similar to the other flavored moonshines released by Ole Smoky, the new Pumpkin Pie is 40 proof. Visitors to the area can pick up this new moonshine flavor at either of Ole Smoky’s Smoky Mountain moonshine locations.
Other popular flavors from Ole Smoky Moonshine on sale at the new Pigeon Forge moonshine distillery include:
- Apple Pie
- Lemon Drop
- White Lightnin’
- Sweet Tea
- Moonshine-soaked cherries
Candle versions of all of Ole Smoky’s moonshine flavors are also available for sale at the new Pigeon Forge moonshine distillery.
History of Pigeon Forge Moonshine
Similar to Ole Smoky Moonshine, the moonshine made at Old Forge Distillery is created solely from locally grown corn and other ingredients. The goal for the distillers from both of the Pigeon Forge moonshine companies is to capture both the taste and history of the Smoky Mountains in every jar.
Click here to learn more about The Old Forge Distillery in Pigeon Forge.
You can also visit the company’s website at http://www.oldforgedistillery.com/.
Other New Businesses at The Island in Pigeon Forge
The Island in Pigeon Forge is quickly becoming one of the most popular attractions in Pigeon Forge. Along with the new Ole Smoky Moonshine distillery, other new businesses that now call The Island home include:
- International Flair
- Buckboard Too
- Timber Valley Rustic Furniture
- Natural Comfort Footwear
- For the Health Of It
- Yeehaw Jerky and Treats
- Key West Hat Company
- …and more!
Keep in mind, The Island in Pigeon Forge isn’t done growing quite yet. The Pigeon Forge attraction is still patiently waiting for the new Paula Deen restaurant at The Island that is scheduled to open April 2015.
If you would like more information on the many new and exciting places to visit in the Smokies, feel free to check out the Things to do in the Smoky Mountains section of our website. There you can find up-to-date information on all the latest restaurants, shops and attractions in the area.