Photo Galleries »

Legal Moonshine in East Tennessee

TOURIST DRAW: Steve and Trudy Gerena (far left to right) and Shane and Jame Campbell partake some of the different flavored moonshines offered at the Ole Smoky distillery in Gatlinburg.

Photo by Shawn Poynter

TOURIST DRAW: Steve and Trudy Gerena (far left to right) and Shane and Jame Campbell partake some of the different flavored moonshines offered at the Ole Smoky distillery in Gatlinburg.

Photo Rating:
Gallery Rating:
  • Photo
  • MOUNTAIN STILL: Davy Crockett’s Tennessee Whiskey has just added Tennessee Moonshine to its line of beverages, joining other area distillers in the still-growing market for legal white lightning.
  • WHISKEY WIZARD: Master distiller Steve Boesch oversees operations at Davy Crockett’s Tennessee Whiskey in Gatlinburg.
  • Master distiller Justin King gives Ole Smoky's product a taste test.
  • MASONRY: Employees bottle moonshine at the market-leading Ole Smoky distillery, which expects to sell 250,000 cases this year.
  • SHINING EXAMPLES: Ole Smokey’s David Velazquez hands out free samples at the Gatlinburg distillery.
  • TOURIST DRAW: Steve and Trudy Gerena (far left to right) and Shane and Jame Campbell partake some of the different flavored moonshines offered at the Ole Smoky distillery in Gatlinburg.
  • THE GODFATHER: Moonshine became a pop culture fixture this century with the 2002 documentary This Is the Last Dam Run of Likker I’ll Ever Make, featuring the charismatic Cocke County moonshiner Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton.
  • A REGIONAL TRADITION: Daniel Pierce, chairman of the history department at the University of North Carolina-Asheville and author of 'Corn From a Jar,' says while many of the new distillers may adhere to old techniques, moonshine’s allure also lies in its romantic, illicit image.
  • 'Corn From a Jar,' by Daniel Pierce, looks at the history of moonshine in the Smoky Mountains.

Comments on this photo » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.