Ole Smoky is the leading distiller of premium moonshine in the U.S. and the first federally licensed distillery in the history of East Tennessee. The company’s roots can be traced back over one hundred years to the early settlers of the Smoky Mountains. Therefore this isn’t just moonshine, it’s moonshine made with authenticity and enduring pride from the people of the Appalachians. In 2009, the law in Tennessee changed and suddenly, it was legal to make, distill and sell the infamous bootlegger’s hooch. It was at that point that a group of families decided to bring their artistry of superior moonshine making to the world at large, and the world welcomed it.
Today, Ole Smoky retails globally and offers more than twenty creative flavors crafted from the authentic family recipe. And while this moonshine has long been enjoyed on the porch from the jar or the jug, it now finds itself in establishments across the U.S. Consumers will find Ole Smoky being mixed in handcrafted cocktails at their favorite bars/restaurants, or making a great presence on the retail floor at grocery/liquor stores.
People from all over the world visit Ole Smoky’s 3 famed East Tennessee distilleries: Holler™, Barrelhouse™ and Barn™. Over 3.5million visitors have stepped through Ole Smoky’s doors, making it the most visited distillery in the world. In the fall of 2018, the company will also be opening a 4th location in Nashville.
With the countless awards Ole Smoky has won from the most prestigious competitions with in the spirits industry, the company has become the most awarded moonshine in the world.
In 2017, Ole Smoky saw all its hard work pay off when the company was named an Impact Hot Brand by M. Shanken Communications, a leading publisher in the U.S. wine & spirits industry. The Hot Brand Award is given to both established and upcoming brands that achieve double-‐digit growth in each of the past three years, with a minimum of 200,000 cases.