Ole Smoky Distillery Moves up More Than 1100 Spots on the Inc. 5000 List

Ole Smoky Distillery, one of the nation’s fastest growing spirits companies, announced it has been recognized for the second consecutive year on the notable Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies, moving up significantly by 1190 spots from last year to a ranking of #3112 in 2021.

The list represents a unique look at the most successful and fastest growing private companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“We are honored for the second year to be ranked amongst some of the world’s most successful and fastest-growing companies. Ole Smoky Distillery’s growth in the spirits market continues to rise,” says Robert Hall, CEO, Ole Smoky Distillery. “We are especially proud of our 2020 results given the unique challenges that all businesses faced last year. Our team worked incredibly hard and remains flexible and nimble during this unprecedented time to keep our business growing.”

Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”


Paul Lindsley


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