What You'll Get
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for a distillery tour for two ($46 value)
- $49 for a distillery tour for four ($92 value)
- $69 for a distillery tour for six ($138 value)
Distillery hours change seasonally, click here to see current distillery hours.
Each option includes the following:
- Distillery tour ($10 value per person)
- Two moonshine fudge brownie sundaes ($10 value each)
- One shot glass each ($3 value per person)
About Short Mountain Distillery
The word "moonshine" might conjure up images of Prohibition-era speakeasies, but spirit-making at Short Mountain Distillery is hardly a clandestine affair. Quite the opposite, in fact—owner Billy Kaufman keeps his operation a community effort. Kaufman operates the 300-acre Little Short Mountain Farm, and a few years ago it inspired a thought: why not use his land to make moonshine? After all, a notorious moonshiner or two did use the farm's caves for just such a purpose in the past. And it would create jobs, support local farmers, and make for some tasty cocktails, all while keeping the revenue local. Kaufman's friends and neighbors agreed, and in 2010, they voted to allow the construction of Short Mountain Distillery.
Right next to the distillery planted firmly in scenic Cannon County, Stillhouse Restaurant offers a romantic-dinner atmosphere with a menu featuring seasonal and local farm-to-table Southern dishes paired with cocktails made from moonshine prepared next door. Dining rooms with open views, bordered with grand porches and decks, set the scene for evening dinners, and in the afternoon, customers can visit the café for lunch. For larger parties, a grand banquet room is available for reservations.
Today, Short Mountain Distillery continues to champion Tennessee traditions by using the farm's corn and mill to create 105 proof, authentic moonshine in two varieties: classic Short Mountain Moonshine and Apple Pie Moonshine. Their production is still a community project, and if there's any doubt, all you need to do is stop by the distillery, where the staff welcomes visitors with open arms, or at the very least open tours. They can even suggest how to make a mean moonshine cocktail. Even if a person can't make an on-site trip, he or she can still find Short Mountain's potables in stores across Tennessee, Georgia, and Los Angeles.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Children under 10 are free. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.