Did you know that there are multiple distilleries within an hour away from our cabins? If you are looking for a rainy day daytrip or something different, here is a list of our favorite distilleries…
Moonrise Distillery, Clayton GA:
This fun distillery has a speakeasy tasting room, retail shop & offers tours and tasting experiences (tours scheduled). They often have live music & host special events such as bingo. There products range from bourbon, gin, vodka, snow cream, rye, brandy, & other non alcoholic products such as bbq sauces, pickles fermented whiskey barrels, hand crafted ice cream with spirits, & more! Also, Das Ice Cream in Helen uses Moonrise’s snow cream to make some of their adult ice cream flavors 😊
R.M. Rose, Dillard GA:
Just North of Moonrise is R.M. Rose Distillery (the perfect daytrip to hit two places)! R.M. offers free tastings & tours! There small retail shop looks as if it was a general store from 150 years ago. They offer vodka, whiskey, bourbon, moonshine & more. They have an vast array of different whiskey flavors & their fire on the mountain cinnamon cherries are delish! The history here is pretty cool!
Grandaddy Mimm’s, Blairsville GA:
Located in Blairsville, just north of Helen, this distillery offers tours & tasting Thursday-Saturday every hour on the hour- walk ins only! They offer moonshine, vodka, & whiskey! Tommy Townsend is the founder of this distillery. Here is the great-grandson of Mimm the original moonshiner! Tommy is also a musician who played with Waylon Jennings. Be sure to check out the Mountain Music & Moonshine Festival 7/29-7/31!
Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery, Dawsonville GA:
Dawsonville Distillery is a true small batch, hand craft distillery and home to Bill Elliot’s Moonshine! Located in the heart of the Moonshine capital of the world. They offer different moonshines and corn whiskey. Dawsonville Distillery is located at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame!