GATLINBURG, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ole Smoky®, the world’s most awarded moonshine company, has been named a 2019 Impact Hot Brand by M. Shanken Communications, a leading publisher in the U.S. Wine & Spirits industry known for such magazines as Wine Spectator, Impact, Market Watch, Food Arts, and Cigar Aficionado.
Ole Smoky is one of only 31 brands included in the list of Spirits Hot Brands this year and is one of only 15 brands selling over 400,000 cases earning the honors. The brand has grown over 15% each year from 2017-2019, earning a Hot Brand Award in three consecutive years.
“We’re proud to be a recipient once again of a Hot Brand award,” says Robert Hall, CEO of Ole Smoky. “It’s an honor to receive recognition from such a prominent industry group for the tremendous growth Ole Smoky has achieved in the last three years and since the founding of our company in 2010.”
Ole Smoky distilleries are the most visited in the world. In 2019 alone, more than 4.5 million people visit Ole Smoky's four famed Tennessee distilleries: The Holler and The Barrelhouse in Gatlinburg, The Barn in Pigeon Forge, and 6th & Peabody in Nashville.
Ole Smoky will receive their award at the Impact & Market Watch Hot Brand Awards Reception, held during the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Annual Convention & Exposition in Las Vegas April 20 - 23.