Sugarlands Distilling Company
805 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA
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Sugarlands Distilling CompanyMoonshine has come a long way since the days when mountain folk would make their own hooch in illegal stills, secreted away in a “holler.” The high-proof spirit is now a major industry in East Tennessee, and Sugarlands is one of its premier purveyors. At a modern facility in Gatlinburg, the distillery produces thousands of gallons of both flavored and unflavored ’shine and offers free educational tours of the still house. For behind-the-scenes access, guests can also sign up for premium tours as well as blending classes and tasting sessions. Learn about the entire distilling process, from grinding the corn to creating the mash to distilling the spirit, then sample multiple flavors before picking up a jar or two to take home. The on-site store even hosts frequent live musical acts to entertain you while you sip and shop.