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The Distillery

The Distillery


100+ years ago, the historic barn housed a farm supply store located just steps away from The Old Mill. Today, the building is home to the Old Forge Distillery, named after the iron forge that forged a community.

Inside, in copper column stills, Head Distiller Keener Shanton crafts small-batch spirits including 1830 Original, moonshine made from pure mountain spring water and fresh-ground grains. Flavored moonshines – Chocolate, French Toast, and Coffee — are inspired by recipes from The Old Mill Kitchens.

Head Distiller Keener Shanton uses the art of vapor infusion to extract natural flavors and colors from roots, herbs, and spices when crafting the Tennessee Roots line, a series of innovative 80 proof small batch spirits.

The Old Forge Tasting Bar is open daily.  The Gift Store offers hand forged knives made by our resident blacksmith and one-of-a-kind moonshine jugs handcrafted by Pigeon River Pottery.


New seasonal hours – effective March 30th:
Monday ~ Saturday 10:00 am ~ 9:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am ~ 6:00 pm
HOLIDAY HOURS MAY VARY ~ Please call for hours of operation
tel: 865-774-4126