Ole Smoky Distillery is the first federally licensed distillery in the history of East Tennessee. They have 3 locations: Gatlinburg, the Barn in Pigeon Forge and Mashville located in the heart of Nashville.
We took the tour of the Gatlinburg distillery. Our tour guide, Brooklyn gave us a VIP tour as we were the only ones in her group. She showed us the mash being used in their 100 year old recipe.
After the tour, Brooklyn gave us samples of the moonshines. As part of the tour, we received discounts for our purchase.
While chatting with Brooklyn, she pointed out Johnny Baker, the uncle of Ole Smoky’s founder Joe Baker. He was very nice to chat with, and posed for a photo.