Ole Smoky Distillery Names 2022 Charity Partners Friends of the Smokies and Children of Restaurant Employees


GATLINBURG, Tenn.– Ole Smoky Distillery, the world’s most visited distillery and the #1 moonshine brand in the United States, announced two charitable partnerships with local charity, Friends of the Smokies, and the national organization Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE), supporting the company’s commitment to social responsibility to the community.

Friends of the Smokies is dedicated to protecting the birthplace of the Ole Smoky Distillery, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the company donates a portion of its Ole Smoky Blackberry Moonshine sales to the organization. The popular moonshine, found in liquor stores across the country or online, can be enjoyed neat, over ice, or in delicious recipes like Blackberry Lemonade, Shine ‘N’ Seven, and Blackberry Mule.

As one of East Tennessee’s largest employers, Ole Smoky has treated its employees like family for over 10 years and extends its support to others working in its industry. CORE serves food and beverage employees with children, providing financial assistance when an employee or their child faces a health crisis, injury, death or natural disaster. Ole Smoky Distillery will provide CORE with a monetary donation in 2022, in addition to encouraging consumers to donate through point-of-sale materials featured in restaurants and bars across the United States

“Ole Smoky has a history of giving back to our communities through organizations that share common values. It is important that we never forget our heritage and the moonlight that was created centuries ago here in the Great Smoky Mountains. Friends of the Smokies is committed to preserving this beautiful national park,” said Robert Hall, CEO, Ole Smoky Distillery. “We are also committed to our partners who work in the food and beverage industry and will help support CORE and the important work they do to help families in times of need.”

Friends of the Smokies assists the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and awareness and providing volunteers for needed projects. CORE is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to serving food and beverage operations employees with children to provide financial assistance when either employee or their child is facing a crisis. health, injury, death or natural disaster.

About Ole Smoky LLC Distillery

Ole Smoky is the world’s first premium moonshine distiller, the first craft distiller in the United States, and the first federally licensed distillery in East Tennessee history. Founded in 2010, Ole Smoky’s roots go back to the early settlers of the Smoky Mountains, families who produced moonshine with enduring pride and Appalachian spirit. Today, Ole Smoky retails in all 50 states and over 20 countries worldwide and offers over 25 creative moonshine flavors and 17 inventive whiskey flavors. Ole Smoky can be found in liquor stores nationwide, as well as the company’s four famous distilleries in Tennessee, The Holler and The Barrelhouse in Gatlinburg, The Barn in Pigeon Forge, and 6th & Peabody in Nashville.


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