With the growing need for hand sanitizer being felt around the nation, Smoky Mountain Distilleries are doing their part to help and have been making hand sanitizer. You can place an order online for individual distilleries and with most online orders, you will get a free bottle of hand sanitizer with your order. Learn more about the Smoky Mountain Distilleries making Hand Sanitizer.
Ole Smoky Distillery
Ole Smoky Distillery is the most visited and popular distillery in the world and they are famous for their award winning moonshine and whiskey. Now, to do their part and help meet a need, their distillers are producing hand sanitizer. It is being distributed in 5 gallon pails to local police, sheriff departments and first responders. Not only that, but they are making smaller jars to give to their employees, their families and to customers who order online during this time. With each online order of your favorite Ole Smoky product, you will receive a free jar of hand sanitizer!
Did you know that Ole Smoky is the first federally licensed distillery in the history of East Tennessee? They are also the leading distiller of premium moonshine in the world. With three different Smoky Mountain locations, the next time you are able to visit the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area, swing by for a tasting of their signature flavors like Apple Pie Moonshine and Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Old Forge Distillery
The Old Forge Distillery is just steps away from The Old Mill and is named after the iron forge that was built by one of the area’s early settlers. They opened their doors back in 2014 with their own line of moonshine. The moonshine is distilled using freshly ground grain from The Old Mill. In recent weeks, they have partnered with the Old Mill Pottery House Cafe, which is also part of the Old Mill District, to provide each to-go order with a free bottle of hand sanitizer. They have also began to work with local businesses and health facilities to provide it in bulk as needed.
Junction 35 Spirits
The newest distillery to the area is Junction 35 Spirits. Located in The Tower Shops on Teaster Lane, they offer a wide variety of spirits. Those include bourbon, rye whiskey, moonshine, vodka, gin and run. They also offer hand-crafted cocktails. Their “white dog whiskey” is the base of all their spirits and offers cinnamon and vanilla notes. What is rather distinct about Junction 35 Spirits is that they also offer a restaurant. When Pigeon Forge re-opens to visitors, we highly suggest you check out their unique dining experience!
As a local, it is great to hear of businesses such as these distilleries stepping up to assist when it is needed the most. Their contributions have helped so many during this time. Although we all obviously can’t make hand sanitizer, we can each do our part of practice social distancing, wear masks when we do have to go out in public and wash our hands effectively. Know that we miss you all here in Pigeon Forge and we look forward to the day that things get back to normal and we can welcome visitors again to our beautiful Smoky Mountain area!