Old Forge Distillery, a unique Tennessee mountain distillery crafting innovative small batch spirits, has released the first set of flavors for its 1830 Original Moonshine line. Inspired by local ingredients served at the nearby Old Mill Restaurant and Pottery House Café, Head Distiller Keener Shanton has crafted French Toast, Coffee and Chocolate flavored moonshines, now available for sale.
“I wanted to capture the best of Old Mill Square from the Old Mill’s Signature Gristmill Grind Coffee to the Pottery House Café’s homemade raisin pecan bread – the inspiration for our French Toast flavored moonshine,” said Shanton. “I looked to the decadent chocolate cake served at the Pottery House Café when crafting our Chocolate flavored moonshine.”
Rich in flavors, the Coffee flavored moonshine has a dark roasted coffee flavor with almond overtones; the French Toast offering has notes of maple, caramel and cinnamon, and the Chocolate flavored moonshine is reminiscent of chocolate icing with hints of butterscotch and vanilla.
All three moonshine flavors are made with pure mountain spring water, locally-sourced non GMO grain and are presented at 60 proof. In addition to the newly released flavors, visitors can sample the three initial releases of 1830 Original including the Miller’s Blend (a mix of corn, wheat and malted barley), Distiller’s Blend (a mix of corn, rye and malted barley) and Corn Liquor (a 100 percent corn recipe).
Visitors can stop by the Distillery, located in the Old Mill District in Pigeon Forge, TN, and enjoy samples of the hand-forged spirits at a tasting bar Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm.
Old Forge Distillery
Just a few yards away from where the Head Miller grinds, fills, and ties bags of stone-ground, quality grains lies the Old Forge Distillery in Pigeon Forge, TN. It’s here, in a 100-year-old building made of Tennessee timber, that freshly ground grain is distilled in small batch copper column stills. Self-guided tours, a gift shop and tasting bar are open to visitors. For more information on Old Forge Distillery and its products visit www.oldforgedistillery.com.
About 1830 Original
Named after the year William Love built The Old Mill, 1830 Original, a 100-proof moonshine captures the essential elements of corn, fire and independent spirit, known to the area. There are three recipes in the initial roll out with varying grain and flavor profiles as well as two flavor releases – French Toast and Coffee. 1830 Original will be available for sale at Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge and select stores in Knoxville and Sevierville, TN. The Distillery will continue to experiment with different grains and flavors in future releases as its product line expands.