Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery – Gatlinburg, TN

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Howdy Y’all, welcome to Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery.

Stop by and try Gatlinburg’s finest shine at stoplight #3 on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. We are proud to offer our customers (with valid ID) the opportunity to sample any of Doc’s flavors including our one of a kind Moonshine Brandy!

Along with tasting some of the finest moonshine in Tennessee, you can see some of the equipment that William “Doc” Collier and his family have used for generations to make their moonshine up in the mountains. Doc’s Shine Shop is setup just like an old-fashioned country Mercantile Store, like the one his daddy first sold ‘shine.

Be sure to take some time to browse our gift shop for special things we’ve handpicked to give you a smile and help you remember your Gatlinburg moonshine experience.

Store Hours:

Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Phone # 1 (800) 398-5132

Address: 519 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738


107 thoughts on “Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery – Gatlinburg, TN

      • I would like to know if you sell any empty bottles through the mail. I was there earlier this year and got one of your jugs with the finger hole. love the way it looks. Wanting to get a few more to add to the one I have. Please let me know. Thank you.

      • Unfortunately, we do not sell and ship any of our merchandise. But we would love to see you back in Gatlinburg!

    • My family has had moonshine in their blood for many years,so I know the difference,the brandy you all make is without comparison,bought a bottle myself,and that’s saying a lot for me. Great place,I felt like I was right at home,I recomend this place to anyone&everyone. Thank you for the hospitality&great brandy.

  1. We came down to Pigeon Forge to get married on Saturday April 26th. After the wedding we ventured into gatlinburg to look around and came across Doc’s. Man what a great experience. The shine was, we throught, the best off all the distillers in Gatlinburg and the people were the friendliest most down home folks we met. We got to hang out and share tales with the guys and learn a little history. It was exactly the experience you should have sippin shine. We will absolutely be back before we head home and its already a destination whenever we return.

  2. My sister and nephew brought me a bottle of the Apple Pie Moonshine back to Louisiana. WOW is this some good stuff. Smooth going down with a nice finish of apple and a slight hint of cinnamon. Can’t wait to find a local vendor and get another bottle!

    • We are happy that you enjoyed our product! Unfortunately, if you want more of Doc’s products, you are going to have to visit the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee because our product is only available at our distillery. We will save a spot at the bar for you!

  3. Visited Doc Collier’s in Gatlinburg on June 25th. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. Loved the store.

  4. Just visited Doc Colliers. Very funny and informative staff. Did taste testing and lived the apple pie and blackberry. We will leave on Friday but will be making a trip there before we leave. Very home town feel. Felt welcomed like family not so commericilized. Thank you Buddy for making it a memorial time.

    • Jodi- We so wish that we had the legal ability to ship our products, but due to the high alcohol content of moonshine, carriers will not transport it! Please join us at the distillery the next time you are in Gatlinburg. Thank you so much for your kind feedback!

  5. We were in Gatlinburg to visit the Smokies for a couple of days, from NYC and wanted to hit up all the distilleries for free samples…Doc’s was the most unique, thorough and authentic. We met with Billy who gave us our samples. He was incredibly knowledgeable, informative and really gave us a real feel for Tennessee with his witty character given that he himself is a local. The overall team was enthusiastic about their products and quite entertaining. We bought the Original which was our favorite. The other flavors were delicious as well but we couldn’t carry all that liquor home by plane. Hoping Doc’s will continue to grow and succeed, though not at the expense of their product and authenticity of being a true local distillery. Yay for Doc Collier! We’ll be driving back at some point to fill on up on the good stuff.

  6. Josh waited on our group of 4. He was friendly and helpful. This distillery is one of the best in gatlinburg area. We will revisit next time we are there. The only problem is it is so good. We need to replace quickly.

  7. First trip to Gatlinburg and I absolutely had the best time ever! I visited all four distilleries and tried every product sample available. Doc Collier Moonshine was hands down the best!!!! The rum was also awesome! The staff were extremely friendly and answered every question I had! I strongly advise everyone to walk the extra couple of blocks to visit them! I will be making another 6 hour trip soon to buy as many bottles as I can carry!

  8. LOVED YALLS SHINE! Is there any way to get some apparel? We just left Gatlinburg and I regret only getting a jar and not a shirt too. Online apparel store would be awesome! Thanks for the experience!

  9. the staff made you want to stay all day if they had the football game on we probably would still be there. best shine in the area. maybe not the best known but best taste and best people

  10. We visited Doc Colliers on 12-13-14. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. I tried all of your samples except ‘white lightning.’. I loved the way Buddy explained each product. I will be a repeat customer every time we come to Gatlinburg from Cincinnati. Thank you for the tastings & great customer service. Merry Christmas to the entire staff ✳

  11. We came up to Gatlinburg 12-22-14 and visited Doc’s. I really enjoy moonshine epically the flavored varieties. I’ve tried all of them up and down the street and Doc’s is BY FAR the best!!!! My only complaint is that I bought the small bottles instead of the larger ones to bring home. My wife is not a moonshine drinker, but after she tasted the Peach she converted. Haha. I agree with all of the other posts on here when they talk about the staff and how friendly they were. You can tell that they truly enjoy working there. Thanks Doc, for making the best moonshine on the planet. Merry Christmas!

  12. My brother and I stopped and tried the blueberry brandy. It is amazingly good. So good we each purchased two bottles. I have to say that Doc Colliers is so good that I will no longer go to the other two establishments in town.

  13. I will be in Gatlinburg Tennessee fromFebruary the 13th to the 17th this will be one of my first stops I go to when when get there.

  14. My husband and I both came into your store, loved the moonshine sooooo much, next morning we came back and got more.. The staff was so awesome they told the history of the moonshine, and everyone had a bubbly personality. reason one to go back was the best tasting moonshine I have ever tasted, reason two is the staff… Going to make a five hour road trip back down there very soon..!!

  15. Have to say compare to other places doc’s firecracker shine is a good blend and will be back to purchase more in a month when back in area from Illinois it’s worth the trip and Josh was a great host for us.

  16. I work for a distillery myself out of Yemassee, SC and I thoroughly enjoyed the tasting and the staff and was impressed when they’d heard of me! Look forward to visiting Gatlinburg and Doc Collier again!

  17. We were just in Gatlinburg for vacation last week. Never knew I liked moonshine until their sampling. Best shine down there! Great staff. Reasonably priced. Planning a trip back from IN just to get more! Sweet Tea, Peach, and blackberry are my favorites. Love that they uses real juices, tea, and cane sugar!

  18. I am sitting here enjoying your lovely rum. The wife and I visited Doc Collier’s and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We sampled nearly every flavor. The crew explained each of their products with knowledge and flair. We will be back as I don’t think 4 bottles is going to last long.

  19. Was there last weekend I am friends with some of the moon shiners but got to say u have the best tasting shine in the mts and great staff will return this weekend.

  20. We visited the store yesterday, Cam gave us the history of your shine and answered all the questions we had. He made it such a great visit we are going back today to buy more shine and apparel before we leave Gatlinburg. It was the best distillery we have ever visited.

  21. We were in on May 9th and had a very enjoyable time tasting the different Spirits! Anna was the Lady behind the bar who explained the differences in the moonshine. She also made tasting the Moonshine Brandy a fun and learning time. Thanks Anna and Doc Collier!

  22. I believe Doc Colliers moonshine is the best in Gatlinburg. We will not go back to drinking the competition ever again.

  23. The Peach, Apple Pie & BlackBerry is the best moonshine I’ve ever had and I have tried a lot of moonshine. The experience we had in the distillery was a blast…you need to work a deal with some of the liquor stores (especially in South Carolina) to sale your shine.

    • Thanks Scott. No distribution as of yet. Good thing you are close, you will just have to come back and see us!

  24. Came in to the store after an extremely long day with our friends kids at the aquarium…Josh completely turned the day upside down (for the better). He was super up-beat, knowledgeable, and helped us with tastings, premium tastings, and product! We are so happy we visited…thanks for the help Josh! Keep that hairdo rockin! We’ll be back!

  25. My husband an I were in town on Thursday, and got to enjoy a moonshine tasting. I had never had moonshine before, and found the staff to be helpful, friendly and fully knowledgeable on all of the products sold in your store. We also purchased a 4 pack of moonshine, and got to share with family and friends. We WILL BE RETURNING!!!! SO GOOD!!!

  26. We just visited your store yesterday. We each got a bottle of our favorite spirit. The staff was very polite and informative. Can’t wait to make the trip from Ohio just to get your shine. Keep up the good work.

  27. We walked in and were instantly greeted. Love the staff working there and received lots of information as to why Doc Collier is so different than others. Left with some Sweet Tea and Peach moonshine. I must say their candles are the best also. Thank you so much for the great experience!

  28. Visited Doc Collier for the first time this week and my wife and I were the first ones to purchase your new 125 !!! Actually the 1st and 2nd bottles….Its really smooth. I wouldn’t be surprised if it soon became your new best-seller. Your blackberry is the way it should be as well. The atmosphere in your store is great with professional yet friendly staff. Nobody yelling dumb jokes at a crowd and claiming to pass out from drinking each one of their flavors every night was refreshing. Anyone that’s been to any of the other distilleries knows what I’m talking about. Keep up the good work folks. Your staff and products alike are top-notch!

  29. We were in Gatlingburg in October. My husband talked me into stopping in and trying your moonshine. We ended up buying three bottles to take home, peach for me, and Apple pie and original xxx moonshine for my husband. I already know we’ll have to make another trip up next year for more!

  30. I visited your shop when I was on vacation two summers ago. The apple pie moonshine is AMAZING! Do you guys ship products to Baltimore?

    • George – Thank you for the kind words, unfortunately, we do not ship our products anywhere. We hope to see you in Gatlinburg again soon!

  31. The highlight of our vacation! The gentleman who helped us with our tasting made the experience so fun and informative! Thank you so much for opening your doors and bar to us on such a chilly Monday! We will definitely return to stock up on some more peach, blackberry, and sweet tea shine!

  32. Just bought a bunch of moonshine last weekend. I love it! DON’T LAUGH but is there a place for people who are watching their weight to get the nutritional information?

    • Dalynn – We do not have nutritional information available now, but will pass this along and see if we can come up with something.

  33. My husband and I visited in October, 2015, and had the BEST time sampling your moonshine. Your distillery and staff are top notch, as are all your products! We loved the original, but the blackberry is by far our favorite! We will make the six hour drive this fall, or possibly sooner, to replenish. I think that I have a blackberry moonshine addiction! Ha!

  34. Absolutely love the Sweet Tea moonshine! Put a shot in a glass of sweet tea and there is nothing better. Be down in a week. Need my 3 bottles!

  35. Was just in and bought a few bottles, including your Black Label. Very impressed ! The taste and strength is very good. I live in Michigan, so it might be a while before I get to have another tasting at your bar. Please let me know if you decide to distribute or do shipping through the mail. It would be great to be able to call and have it shipped !! The beautiful buxom blonde was very helpful in picking just the right stuff.

    Thanks again,

  36. Went to Gatlinburg on a road trip for my spring break from work and an anniversary trip. There was 4 adults on our trip. We tried every moonshine distillery in Gatlinburg. By far Doc Colliers was the best. The employees actually cared and was not there to just make a sale. 9 bottles of moonshine and well over $200 later my husband carried the large box filled with moonshine, up on his shoulder, 1/2 mile back to our hotel at the other end of town. We are extremely happy with our shine.

  37. My wife and I visited Gatlinburg for our anniversary. We stopped in and had a tasting and the staff was great. Gave us all the information we needed as we tasted the shine and helped as we walked around the store and bought what we wanted. We were very pleased with everything.

    • I purchased some of your products while in Gatlinburg last month, and also purchased some empties of the bottles with hooks on them. I’m thinking about using them for a craft project for the family, do you know where I could get some corks for these? Thanks

      • Ricky – You are looking for a bartop closure. Unfortunately, we don’t sell or ship any merchandise.

  38. I am a craft beer drinker and never have been into liquor drinking, but that may all change after giving DocCollier Moonshine a try. My wife and I sampled every one of Doc’s moonshine and brought home their Peach, Blackberry, Mountain Blossom, Hollow Heart Watermelon.

    • Unfortunately, we do not ship the black label or any of our flavors. But we would love to have you back at our distillery in Gatlinburg!

  39. My husband and I are from Michigan and with some friend we visited Doc’s on September 8, 2016. We loved Josh and his presentation about Doc’s moonshine. All the employees are very friendly and were just great. We loved the Root Beer Moonshine and bought one bottle. Now we wish we would have got more. But all is not lost, a friend from Florida will be stopping by to replenish our stock with enough to get us through the cold northern winter. Doc’s is the best and we will visit you again.

  40. Oh wow that’s all I can say. My family and I just did the moonshine tasting at Doc Colliers in Gatlinburg and Anna was our guide and server. She was AMAZING! I’ve been to several Ole Smokey places and never purchased anything but because of Anna I made a purchase at Doc Colliers ! Thank you Anna for making our experience awesome!

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