Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

ole-smoky-large-format-vector-2Gatlinburg, TN – (June 17, 2014) Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings.  Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

Ole Smoky is the leading distiller of premium moonshine in the U.S. and the first federally licensed distillery in the history of East Tennessee. Traced to the early settlers of the Great Smoky Mountains, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine attributes its remarkable growth to strong community ties and a tradition rooted deeply in the 200-year-old art of distilling quality moonshine. When Tennessee state law changed in 2009, allowing the licensed production of whiskey and other spirits across new counties, a group of local families saw an opportunity to showcase the art of superior, mountain-made moonshine. For additional information, please visit http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60842-d1822813-Reviews-Ole_Smoky_Moonshine_Distillery-Gatlinburg_Tennessee.html.

About Ole Smoky ® Tennessee Moonshine ® and The Holler

Ole Smoky is the first federally licensed moonshine distillery in the state of Tennessee. A visit to The Holler is the true moonshine experience. As you approach the entrance, you can detect the distinct smell of our grains cooking and fermenting. You’ll see authentic working moonshine stills and experience the process from beginning to end. Visitors can see for themselves how mountain moonshine is made and learn about the rich history of the spirit made by generations of ‘shiners.  Guests are able to sample and purchase Ole Smoky products, which continue to be packaged in traditional mason jars and shipped to 49 states across the U.S. as well as Canada.

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Distillerycurrently retails fifteen varieties: Ole Smoky Original Moonshine, White Lightnin’, Moonshine Cherries®, Hunch Punch, Grape Lightnin’, Blueberry Moonshine, Peach Moonshine, Apple Pie Moonshine, Blackberry Moonshine, Strawberry Moonshine, Lemon Drop Moonshine, Pineapple Moonshine, Sweet Tea Moonshine, Watermelon Moonshine and Charred Moonshine.  Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine can be found at local retailers and is sampled and sold at some of the biggest music and sporting events in the country.  For more information, please visit www.olesmoky.com.

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