A dreary, cold Friday prompted Karen and I to investigate a new distillery in Sevierville. This one is special and I think that you would enjoy spending an hour or more there. It is easy to lift your spirits at Sevier Distilling Company. Come along, if you like, and see this new business in town.
We walked in to see beautifully displayed merchandise. You won’t see a T-shirts displayed more attractively than this.
The room is clean and sleek with an ‘industrial mountain’ vibe in the decor. I love it. Look at the beautiful floors reflecting the room. This business has only been open since October 2017 so go to the Sevier Distilling Facebook page to see the metamorphosis. Here is a link: https://www.facebook.com/sevierdistilling/https://www.facebook.com/sevierdistilling/
The sign behind the bar is stunning. Absolutely beautiful. It was created by local artist, Chuck Ottolini. The sign changes colors as well. Note the examples in the picture collage above.
Ottollini also created the front of the bar area. It is stunning. This alone is worth a visit!
Staven, our server and distillery guide, was quite helpful. He took his time explaining the products and the distilling processes.
I was admiring their floor mats too.
We ran into one of the family members who owns the distillery, Chris Yett, pictured here with his friendly dog. I have known the family for years so that was another reason that I wanted to visit the business. His dad is checking on things in the background.
You have a opportunity to taste the products. They say that there is no sugar in the product and no GNS (Grain Neutral Spirits). Sevier Distilling Co. makes everything and processes on site. There are three flavors for sale. The Tennekeela was sold out during our visit due to a high volume of sales during the holidays. As you would guess, that product is a tequila.
Besides tastings, you can also order a cocktail or spirited concoction by the bartender.
It is always fun to go behind the scenes and tour a factory or facility. Staven showed us where the processing takes place. He took his time and answered all our questions.
We saw where they fill the jars, then label and seal the jars by hand.
It is always interesting to see the grains and ingredients that go into a product.
We saw various machines and heard about chemical processes. The white container above holds distilled water. The blue containers hold honey for the Yenoh product.
Study the label very carefully and see if you can discover what Yenoh was named for…
They lifted the lid to let my look into this vat of corn mash. It smelled like corn bread!
I was fascinated by the vats and containers. So interesting! They looked like a Jules Verne or steam punk creation.
We looked out the back door to see these things. The flag measures 1800 square feet with an 180 foot flagpole. The picture above shows two 1,000 gallon vats and one 5,500 gallon container.
Beautifully displayed products.
One of my favorite things is the name of the vodka because it is based on the family name. I know them and ‘get a kick out of it.’ Also, they told us that Chris somehow posed for the design above. On the next visit, I will ask to see him to recreate the emblem for a photo. So clever!
There are a lot of nice souvenirs to choose from at Sevier Distilling Company. The leaning Yetti shot glass was our favorite.
Sevier Distilling Company is open 7 days a week. Right now, they are operating on winter hours, pictured above.
As our visit ended, Karen and I decided that we must return with more friends. Sevier Distilling Company is very clean, attractive, and relaxed. The servers do not rush you and they are glad to answer any questions. I felt no pressure to buy any products, but they apparently sold a ton of things over the recent holiday. It was very enjoyable and I could have lingered another hour there.
The behind the scenes tour is excellent and gives one insight to the growing industry in our county. It was a very enjoyable afternoon, even though it was cold and dreary outside. Sevier Distilling Company can certainly help you lift your spirits when you are out and about in Sevierville.