Saturday, June 12, 2010

First Legal Tennessee Moonshine

First legal Tennessee Moonshine distillery opening in Gatlinburg

6 News Reporter

GATLINBURG (WATE) - The process of making moonshine in Tennessee is now legal. Laws changed last summer and one company is banking on a booming business.

The first legal moonshine producing company in Tennessee will be located in the Ole Smoke Holler at 903 Parkway in Gatlinburg.

The owners hope to change the stereotype here in East Tennessee of folks hiding in the hills making their brew.

The new distillery has not opened yet, but gave us a sneak peak on what is in store.

The process of making Tennessee Moonshine is simple.

"It starts out in the cooker," says Trevor Lulich, the master distiller at Old Smoky Distillery. "It's where you cook your corn."

It is then put in the distiller, where the alcohol is separated.

"Start to finish, you have a half day on your cooking, roughly three days on fermenting process, and about a half day to distill off the batch," Lulich says.

When the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery opens in July, it will be the first place in East Tennessee where you can buy moonshine legally.

In the past it wasn't something a lot of people talked about, but many people made and drank it.

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