Welcome to TN, the Moonshine Capital of the world. After making "Shine" illegally for all these years, we thought it was about time to share it with the rest of you folks. High Note Wine and Liquors not only carries "White Lighting" from TN, we also brought in our neighboring states so we could compare recipes. You decide who is best at "boot legging"... TN or those other guys.


When Tennessee state law recently changed to allow the distillation of spirits, there was an opportunity to showcase the art of superior mountain-made moonshine.

Made right here in Nashville, TN, every American-made mason jar of American Born Moonshine is raised to honor the fiercely independent spirit of America and filled with just the right blend of corn, sugar and water along with roots that trace all the way back to the hills of Appalachia. Three distinct flavors – Original, Apple Pie and Dixie – all made to pay homage to the past and to continue telling the story of the smooth side of a rough history.

The Ole Smoky recipes are the product of the hard work and experience of local families who have made moonshine in the mountains for the last two hundred years. Ole Smoky is the first federally licensed distillery in the history of East Tennessee. This is a local family business. Our whiskey is born in the fertile soil of East Tennessee farms where our corn is raised and then transported to our family's mill to be ground for Tennessee's original moonshine. Most families from this area share a history of a family member making, running or selling whiskey. People here have always had a healthy mistrust of government. Folks weren't real welcoming of federal "revenuers" seeking to shut down local stills. The fiercely independent spirit of our people and the rough terrain of the mountains allowed our great whiskey tradition to flourish. Recipes and traditions have been passed down through generations of families in the Virginias, Carolinas, Kentucky, Georgia, and Tennessee. Today, those tried and true family traditions live on in Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.