Sip Across the State on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail

Sometimes, it's more about the journey than the destination. And this is especially true for those looking for a smooth and spirited way to sip their way across the Volunteer State. The Tennessee Whiskey Trail spans from the deltas surrounding Memphis to the rugged hills of the Great Smoky Mountains with more than two dozen stops at distilleries along the way. The Tennessee Whiskey Trail showcases the state's rich history, wide-ranging landscapes, and robust flavors. If you have a thirst for adventure, grab your passport and we'll show you what you need to know before starting your journey!

Tennessee Whiskey Trail

What is the Tennessee Whiskey Trail?

The Tennessee Whiskey Trail is a group of 26 unique distilleries and more than 30 locations in Tennessee that produce whiskey, moonshine, and other spirits. The trail was launched in 2017 by the Tennessee Distillers Guild. Each stop on the trail lets visitors learn about the craftsmanship that goes into the distillery's unique offerings.

Junction 35 Spirits: Click to visit page.

Where Does the Trail Start?

One of the best things about the Tennessee Whiskey Trail is that you can make it your own with a personalized itinerary. If you're starting out in Pigeon Forge, consider making Junction 35 Spirits the first stop for tasty drinks. Old Forge Distillery, Ole Smoky Distillery & Sugarlands Distilling Co. are other favorites along the whiskey trail.

Junction 35 Spirits
Tennessee Whiskey Trail

How Long is the Tennessee Whiskey Trail?

The state of Tennessee spans 440 miles from the eastern edge in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Mississippi River on the western edge. But the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, with all its twists and turns, covers more than 800 miles, letting you see each corner and truly appreciate our Southern hospitality.

Tennessee Whiskey Trail

How Many Distilleries are on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail?

There are more than two dozen distilleries on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail. Distilleries are grouped by geography, with West, Middle, and East locations. There are 15 participating distilleries in East Tennessee, all of which are an easy drive from Pigeon Forge. Explore the full list here.

Rocky Top Wine Trail: Click to visit page.

What If I Prefer Wine?

If smooth Tennessee whiskey isn't quite your style and you'd prefer something sweet like strawberry wine, the Rocky Top Wine Trail is another great way to explore East Tennessee and sample some local flavor. You can take a VIP shuttle tour or discover the trail for yourself with a passport. Learn more about the Rocky Top Wine Trail below.

Rocky Top Wine Trail

Ready to sample some of Tennessee's signature flavors? Start planning your next Pigeon Forge adventure by finding the perfect cabin rental and savor what makes the Smoky Mountains great!

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