Map & Guide

{ The Tennessee Whiskey Trail }

Home to a growing number of distilleries, the Tennessee spirits landscape is ever-changing.


Bootleggers Distillery

Hartford, TN. East Tennessee’s natural resources and mild climate, along with generations of refined methodology have helped Bootleggers Distillery produce one of the most unique moonshines known. Using 25 gallon stills (thought to be the smallest of any legal distillery), the team at Bootleggers is able to produce a truely small batch product. {Tours Yes}

Beechtree Distillery

Nashville, TN. With an attention to detail , Beechtree Distillery’s small batches are processed and distilled using spring water straight from the hillside’s of Fernvale, TN, the original home of Beechtree Moonshine. {Tours By Request}

Big River Distilling

Memphis, TN. Brothers Alexander and Winston Folk set out to produce an exemplary product, Pyramid Vodka, blending select Delta grain, pure artesian well water and dashes of backwoods mystery and mastery. {Tours Yes}

Corsair Artisan

Nashville, TN. Arguably one of the most innovative distilleries in the state, Corsair produces a veritable cornucopia of spirits, including: Triple Smoke, Ryemagedon, and Quinoa Whiskies. Corsair distills the majority of its whiskey in their Nashville location at Marathon Village, and all other spirits in their original distillery in Bowling Green, KY. {Tours Yes}

Duck River Distillery

Lewisburg, TN.  Using locally harvested grains and age-tested techniques, the folks at Duck River produce variations of moonshine similar in style to that enjoyed by Civil War soldiers of yesteryear. {Tours No}

East Tennessee Distillery

Piney Flats, TN. Makers of Roberson’s Tennessee Mellomoon and various flavors including award winning Caramel and unique Honey-Ginseng. Stop by and see a magnificent example of Appalachianeering first hand. {Tours Yes}

Full Throttle

Trimble, TN. From the creator of reality TV series Full Throttle Saloon, Michael Ballard brings pride and opportunity to his home town. The new distillery produces Full Throttle S’loonshine and is the first stop on the Trail in West TN. {Tours Yes}

Gatlinburg Barrelhouse

Gatlinburg, TN. Creators of the Davy Crockett’s product line and sister-company of Ole Smoky, Gatlinburg Barrelhouse bottles a whiskey for every palate – Tennessee Whiskey, Tennessee Mud Whiskey Cream, as well as Chocolate, Southern Pecan, Salty Caramel, and Cinnamon flavored whiskey. {Tours Yes}

George Dickel

Tullahoma, TN. The second longest running distillery in the State. Nestled in the beautiful Cascade Hollow, George Dickel offers a No. 1, No. 8, No.12, Barrel Select, Hand Select, and Rye varietals. {Tours Yes}

Great Smoky Mountain Distillery

Gatlinburg, TN.  Still following the same family recipe for Doc’s corn and sugar shine, but now sold from the family mercantile store downtown. {Tours Yes}

Jack Daniel’s

Lynchburg, TN. Makers of the world’s top selling whiskey. Offering daily tasting tours that set the bar of informative and entertaining. Purchase a bottle of your favorite whiskey at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop and have it engraved on site. {Tours Yes}

Jake’s Creek Distillery

Sevierville, TN.  Bringing an old favorite to a new generation, Jakes Creek Distillery is committed to respecting the tradition of their Appalachian roots from the first drop to the last. Respect the mountains. Respect the tradition. Respect The Shine! {Tours Yes}

Nelson’s GreenBrier

Nashville, TN. Originally produced by Charles Nelson in conjunction with Sperry, Wade & Co., Belle Meade Bourbon is a brand that dates back to the American pre-Prohibition era. Descendants of Charles Nelson are reconstructing what was once seen as the most popular whiskey export from Tennessee. {Tours Yes}

Ole Smoky

Gatlinburg, TN. The state’s first legal moonshine distillery, Ole Smoky is leaving its mark on the Trail and the spirits industry as a whole. Producers of various flavors of shine as well as Ole Smoky Charred, an aged spirit whiskey. {Tours Yes}

Old Forge Distillery

Pigeon Forge, TN. The distillery honors the Iron Forge which once sat upon this land and gave birth to the city’s name as well as Tennessee’s iron making industry. Their first release, 1830 Original, is a hand-forged moonshine that captures the essential elements of corn, fire and an independent spirit. {Tours Yes}

Old Glory Distilling Co.

Clarksville, TN. Currently Under Construction.

Popcorn Sutton 

Newport, TN. Perhaps the most recognized name in moonshine, Popcorn Sutton Distillery initially launched at Marathon Village in Nashville, but has since moved production to Newport, TN. {Tours No}

Prichard’s Distillery

Kelso, TN & The Fontanel in Nashville. Opened by Phil Prichard in 1997, the Prichard’s name has been synonymous with premium Rums and now stellar Whiskies. Their varieties span the spectrum of flavor profiles. You’re sure to find one that hits the spot. Visit them at their original Kelso Schoolhouse or their Fontanel Mansion location. {Tours Yes}

Short Mountain Distillery

Woodbury, TN. This remote distillery is making authentic, small-batch, Tennessee Moonshine, Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey from corn grown and stone-milled on a 300 acre working farm in Cannon County, Tennessee. {Tours Yes}

Southern Pride Distillery

Fayetteville, TN. Small batch distillery producing Southern Pride Moonshine in 4 flavors. {Tours Yes}

SPEAKeasy Spirits

Nashville, TN. Creators of Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream and Pennington’s Strawberry Rye. Offering private labeling, bottling and manufacturing services to the alcohol beverage industry. {Tours By Request}

Sugarlands Distilling

Gatlinburg, TN. Hosting live music, tasting room, and gift shop, Sugarlands offers a myriad of flavors (Butterscotch being the most unique) as well as their classic Silver Cloud and Jim Tom’s Signature Unaged Rye. {Tours Yes}

Tennessee Hills Distillery

Jonesborough, TN. Located in Tennessee’s oldest town, Tennessee Hills Distillery produces small batch products that are authentic and unique to the “Tennessee Hills”. The distillery is located in the iconic “Salt House” which was built in 1840 and used to store salt during the Civil War. THD’s motto is “Embracing Heritage” and they do so by using authentic recipes and distillation methods, locally grown grains, and an antique stone mill to make a line of time-honored spirits. Stop by and enjoy a sip of history in the making. {Tours Yes}

Tenn South Distillery

Lynnville, TN. Makers of All Purpose Shine (and flavored Shines), Black Mule Vodka, award winning Abernathy Gin, and Clayton James Tennessee Whiskey. Located just 9 miles from I-65, the distillery uses only home-grown white corn & local waters for notable spirits. Head on over and watch them make whiskey. {Tours Yes}

Tennessee Stillhouse

Chattanooga, TN.  Home to Chattanooga Whiskey Co. and Freedom Moonshine. Chattanooga Whiskey currently offers an 1816 Reserve and 1816 Cask. Freedom Moonshine is an unaged, rye whiskey offered in patriotic red[cheery], white, and blue[berry]. {Tours Yes}

Thunder Road Distillery

Kodak, TN. Located at exit 407 off I-40 (Next to the Bass Pro Shop). Offering a variety of flavored moonshine products.


Capital Distilling Company

Nashville, TN. Resurrected after four generations, Cumberland Cask is the flagship brand from Capital Distilling Company. Never chill filtered, this whiskey is 100% Distilled, Barreled, Aged, and Bottled in Tennessee.

Collier and McKeel

Nashville, TN. Using a traditional sour mash recipe and hand-hammered copper pot still, Collier and McKeel are resurrecting the craft of making small batch Tennessee Whiskey.

Peg Leg Porker

Nashville, TN. BBQ veteran Carey Bringle’s foray into the spirits industry – Peg Leg Porker Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey. While there isn’t currently a distillery to tour, a respite at Bringle’s BBQ joint in the Nashville Gulch is recommended.

Windy Hill Spirits

Nashville, TN.  Originators of American Born Moonshine, an all-American product from grain to glass. Honoring an undefeatable spirit of a proud people. Available flavors include: Original, Apple Pie, and Dixie (Sweet Tea). The smooth side of a rough history.

News & Events


{ Get the latest News & Events regarding Tennessee Whiskey. }


Knoxville Distillery Opens to the Public

After 3 years of planning and development, Knox Whiskey Works officially opened its doors to the public last week. We at the Trail consider this a...

Tennessee Stillhouse Launches First Whiskey

The Tennessee Stillhouse announced last week their upcoming release of the first whiskey produced in Chattanooga since prohibition. The spirit is aptly named Chattanooga...

Interview with Master Distiller John Lunn

We sometimes sound like a broken record, but the Tennessee spirits industry has been in major flux these last few years. Perhaps the most...

Brushy Mountain Prison, Distillery Developments

Updates on the Brushy Mountain Distillery project are in the news this week. KnoxNews reports forward progress in their development of a 280-acre property in Morgan...

Scratch and Sniff for the Grownup Reader

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Tennessee Distillers Guild Website Goes Live

The Tennessee Distillers Guild is a Trade Organization founded by distillers throughout the state. In 2014, the group properly organized and the Tennessee Whiskey...

TNVacation Vacations at Tenn South

Few things make us happier than seeing a distillery getting the attention it deserves. TN Vacations, the official website of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, is showcasing...