Enjoy America’s Top Distillery Experience at Sugarlands Distilling Company
First opened in March 2014, the Sugarlands Distilling Company is the top tourist attraction in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, according to TripAdvisor.com. The city is found close to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park entrance, making it an ideal place to visit for area tourists.
The Sugarlands Distilling Company is offering guests a premium tour package. You will the opportunity to see their still house and see up close how Sugarlands Shine is actually made. The company produces a variety of great tasting spirits, including moonshine and whiskey. As part of your tour, guests can also enjoy tasting their award-winning spirits. For alcoholic drink lovers it doesn’t get any better than this, right?
Sugarlands Distilling Company is not only popular withtourists, but is rated as America’s Top Distillery experience. According to TripAdvisor.com, this eastern Tennessee company leads all U.S. distilleries in receiving the most desirable, five-star reviews. What is so impressive is the only other distillery in the world with more five-star reviews is the iconic Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland.
Due to the fact that Gatlinburg has distilleries and wineries in the area, it’s obviously a city many spirits enthusiasts wan to visit. Although the distillery only opened in March of 2014, it’s popularity is impressive. Since then, greater than 2 million people have stopped for a visit.
Another tour option is their “Distiller for the Day Workshops.” You will get to spend a full day meeting Greg Eidam, who is the Head Distiller. There’s no better way to learn than doing something yourself. So have fun making your own batch of Sugarlands Shine. You will be educated on the entire moonshine distilling process. Start out by grinding corn and then mix up mash. You will next proof the distillate. By the end of the day, you’ll be ready to fill up jars with the actual, award-winning moonshine you created.
It’s a fascinating process and this tour will give you a VIP experience you will always remember. Of course, that’s assuming you don’t sample too much moonshine yourself. Get immersed in the moonshine distilling process and take lots of pictures along the way.
While you’re at the distillery, be sure to sample the moonshine. There are 14 different flavors and you can taste just 1 or all 14 if you want. The behind the scenes tour is wonderful and enjoy the pleasure of listening to bluegrass and country live music and Appalachian storytelling. It’s a great cultural experience for everyone.
Touring the Sugarlands Distilling Company is a great activity for both friends and family. While you are there, be sure to load up on the different flavors of moonshine flavors, in addition to high-quality mountain apparel and other merchandise.
The moonshine brand is working hard to roll out additional flavors. Since last November, five new varieties have been introduced. They include Peppermint, Root Beer plus Mark and Digger’s Rye Apple Moonshine. Yum!
The current pricing for the tours at Sugarlands Distilling Company are:
1) Private Tour and Tasting – $12.50 per person
2) Distiller Workshop – $40.00 per person
3) Distiller For The Day Workshop – $250.00 per person
Of course when finished, be sure to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Historically this beautiful area with fascinating natural scenery is knows as “moonshiners’ paradise.”
If you would like to make plans to visit and tour Sugarlands Distilling Company and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, contact us today. We’ll help arrange your luxury travel experience. Return soon to follow our luxury blog for more travel destination recommendations.
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