If you are looking for something fun with an opportunity to sample a strong drink, then make plans to visit one of the unique distilleries in the North Georgia mountains!

Grandaddy Mimm’s Distillery and Gift Shop
Grandaddy Mimm’s Distillery and Gift Shop

Take a distellery tour or stay in the tasting room to sample a flight of your choice of drinks. Or, choose to attend an event and help raise money for a good cause! There are many ways to enjoy a trip to a Georgia mountain distillery.

Distilleries and Spirits

Learn more about Appalachia and the history of moonshine, xxx, white lightning, firewater, or whatever you call America’s original “rebel spirit” before your trip with highly-rated moonshine books.

Grandaddy Mimm’s Distillery and Gift Shop (Blairsville)

Grandaddy Mimm’s has the distinction of being Georgia’s first legal Moonshine Distillery… but the roots stretch back even further than their legal status. Visit the distillery and museum in Blairsville for a distillery tour or to sample a flight of their products!

Grandaddy Mimms Moonshine Distillery Copper Kettles
Grandaddy Mimms Moonshine Distillery Copper Kettles

PRODUCTS

  • Very strong: 140 Proof Mule Kickin’ High Octane and 100 Proof Authentic Corn
  • Average stregth: 96 Proof Authentic Blueberry Moonshine, 96 Proof Authentic Peach Moonshine, and 80 Proof Authentic Apple Moonshine
  • Less strong: 40 Proof Wild Cherry Cobbler, 40 Proof Fresh Peach Cobbler, 40 Proof Blueberry Cobbler, and 40 Proof Apple Brown Betty

EVENTS

  • Grandaddy Mimm’s also acts as a concert venue, hosting concerts & songwriter’s nights!

COST

  • Distillery Tours are $5 / person (approx 20 minutes with a tour guide to learn about the history of moonshine, the story behind the company, and the intricate details of the distillation process)
  • Tastings are $5 / person (includes a taste of up to 5 products NEAT)

 HOURS

  • Monday through Saturday, 11:00 am until 6:00 pm
  • Closed on Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

CONTACT and VISIT

RM Rose Company Distillery (Dillard)

The RM Rose Company Distillery is a small distillery offering free tours and tastings, 7 days a week.

RM Rose Copper Pot Distilled Spirits
RM Rose Copper Pot Distilled Spirits

HOURS

  • Monday through Friday, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am until 6:00 pm

CONTACT and VISIT

Moonrise Distillery (Clayton)

Established in 2012, Moonrise Distillery is located in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains as you enter the city of Clayton, Georgia. Georgia Bourbon and Rye Whiskey are handcrafted using locally sourced grains, deep well mountain spring water, with traditional methods and equipment.

Enjoy souvenir tours, tastings, and craft cocktails that highlight the personality and presence of the spirits. Spend a couple hours at the distillery and see how we use traditional methods and equipment to craft the best products possible. Take advantage of the large front porch, event lawn, or see a band on the event stage.

Moonrise Distillery Georgia Mountains
Moonrise Distillery Georgia Mountains

Moonrise Ambassador Club

Join and enjoy special events, access to unique Ambassador product offerings and information, special discounts and the opportunity to help spread the word about Moonrise. Your name will be put on a special barrel and you get to sample and nurture it throughout it’s aging process. Once it’s ready you will get to visit Moonrise, bottle the batch, and take home a few personalized bottles.

The initial cost of $275 and annual renewal of $200/year entitles you to $5 discounts on bottle purchases, $2 discounts on cocktails, 10% merchandise discount, your own Glencairn whiskey glass to take home, and access to Ambassador only product and merchandise releases.

Tastings and tours are free for Ambassadors as they enjoy the use of an Ambassador glass during their visit.

HOURS

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 am until 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, 11:00 am until 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, 11:00 am until 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, 12:30 pm until 7:00 pm
  • Closed Wednesday
  • Last tour is at 5pm

CONTACT and VISIT

Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery (Dawsonville)

Small distillery offering tours and tastings, 7 days a week. Must be 21 or older and provide ID to receive alcoholic beverages, but anyone under 21 can be accompanied for free. Limit 1 free souvenir bottle per person per calendar day (must be over 21 years of age).

PRODUCTS

  • Georgia Corn Whiskey (86 Proof)
  • Georgia Mountain Apple Pie (60 Proof)
  • Georgia Apple Brandy (100 Proof)
  • White Lightning (109 Proof)

COST

  • $5.99 Basic Tour – a full tour of facility and education on handcrafted spirits PLUS choice of your very own shot glass
  • $29.99 Premium Tour – a full tour of facility and education on handcrafted spirits

Also be sure to check Groupon and LivingSocial for limited time specials on tours, tastings, and souvenir shot glass specials!

HOURS

  • Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, 12:30 pm until 5:00 pm

CONTACT and VISIT

NOTE: Closed Distilleries in the Ga Mountains

Grammy-winner Zac Brown previously operated the Z. Brown Distillery in Dahlonega, but this was closed in November 2018.

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