Old Forge Distillery of Pigeon Forge, Tenn. took home two gold at the recent World Beverage Competition, one of the largest spirits competitions with more than 10,000 entrants. Judges awarded Old Forge Rum a gold in the “White Rum” category, and 1830 Original Coffee Moonshine a gold in the “Flavored Specials Spirit” category.
“We’ve always said we wanted to be more than just moonshine, so it’s especially exciting to see Old Forge Rum receive top honors,” said Head Distiller Keener Shanton. “We’ve recently installed a new still at Old Forge which will allow us to experiment even further with different types of spirits, so look for more innovative, award-winning products in the future.”
Old Forge Rum is a 92-proof full-flavored white rum distilled from molasses with notes of spicy nutmeg, caramel and toffee.
1830 Original Coffee is a 60-proof coffee-flavored moonshine, inspired from coffee beans from the nearby Old Mill Restaurant and contains notes of espresso, sweet chocolate and dark cacao.
Both spirits are available for sale at the Old Forge Distillery, 170 Old Mill Ave. in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and area Knoxville stores.
Old Forge Distillery Recipes
For each drink:
- 2 ounces Old Forge Rum
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- Pinch each of: ground cinnamon, cloves, allspice
- 2 teaspoons butter
- Boiling water
- Garnish: cinnamon stick
Combine Old Forge Rum, brown sugar, spices, and butter in a mug; fill with boiling water and stir to dissolve sugar. Garnish with cinnamon stick.
- 1 oz Old Forge Coffee Moonshine
- 1 oz Old Forge Bourbon
- .5 oz cream
- 1 teaspoon simple syrup or honey
- Hot brewed coffee
- Glass: Irish coffee mug
- Garnish: whipped cream and a cinnamon stick
Stir together Old Forge Coffee Moonshine, bourbon, cream in warm mug. Fill with coffee; garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon stick.