Cocke County Moonshine Distillery located at 337 Old Knoxville Highway in Newport, Tennessee is a delicious blend of corn liquor. Cocke County Moonshine Distillery is a craft distillery devoted to producing 100% authentic moonshine. By only using the best all natural ingredients, we are able to offer some of the smoothest and best tasting moonshine around. Everything we bottle is produced in our distillery. We even cook our own spices for all our flavored moonshines and mix it with real fruit juice.
Legend has it that only true moonshine can be distilled in the Smoky Mountains. It was true in Popcorn Sutton’s day and it is true today. Deep in a holler, far off in the hills you might see smoke rising through the mountains. This was often the tell tale sign that a moonshine operation was brewing up in the hills. This signal was all the revenuers needed to saddle up and go in search of moonshine. Families depended on the money that distilling corn could bring to help them get through the tough times of the year.
Like other families, we have honed the art of whiskey making in order to survive during tough economic times. We’re among friends here, neighbors with folks who have moonshine stories and traditions of their own. We are proud to share some of ours.
When Tennessee state law changed to allow the distillation of spirits, we saw an opportunity to showcase the art of superior mountain-made moonshine. Ole Smoky is the first federally licensed distillery in the history of East Tennessee.
Like other moonshiners and bootleggers, we know it’s considered risky to tell stories of moonshine glory. The consequences of talking back in the day made it something you just didn’t do. But those days are gone, and it’s hard not to brag when you’re makin’ & sellin’ the best the Smokies has to offer.