Official Kick-off Toast Will Feature Ole Smoky, Visit The Shine Shack Tasting Tents

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Gatlinburg, TN (May xx, 2014) – Ole Smoky® Tennessee Moonshine is set to shine at the 4th Annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival with an onsite presence for all four days of the event, Thursday, May 29 – Sunday, June 1. This marks the second time the award-winning, independently owned moonshine distillery out of Gatlinburg, TN will participate as a sponsor at the Atlanta festival.

As part of the official event sponsorship, Ole Smoky will: provide product for the official event kick-off toast on Friday; have a 10x10 tasting tent activation Friday-Sunday; be the exclusive moonshine at the About South Dinner on Friday; have a presence at the Connoisseur Lounge on Thursday-Saturday; be serving specialty cocktails to attendees at the Pig Out Coastal Style Dinner on Thursday.

“We are ecstatic to be taking part in an event that has made such an impact in the food and beverage world,” said Ole Smoky CEO John Cochran. “Ole Smoky plans to make a big splash onsite with our sponsorships and activations and we can’t wait to show Atlanta all that we have to offer!”

Ole Smoky’s presence at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival includes the following. Please note all press must be credentialed and approved by the festival to attend all events.

Connoisseur Lounge – Thursday, May 29 to Saturday, May 31

Pig Out Coastal Style – Thursday, May 29, 6:30pm VIP Access / 7:30pm General Admission Cocktails served: Redneck Lemonade

Kick-off Toast – Friday, May 30-Cocktails served: Lemon Blackberry Fizz

About South Dinner – Friday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m.Cocktails served: Southern Hooch  

Tasting Tents– Friday, May 30, 2:30-6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2:00-5:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 1, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

About Ole Smoky® Tennessee Moonshine®

Currently, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine nationally retails ten flavors of moonshine made using authentic East Tennessee recipes, jarred and shipped directly from the company’s famed Gatlinburg distillery. The Ole Smoky Moonshine™ distillery, known as The Holler™, is America’s most visited distillery and produces the brand’s signature flavors.   Original Moonshine, White Lightnin’™, Moonshine Cherries™, Peach Moonshine, Apple Pie Moonshine™, Blackberry Moonshine, Strawberry Moonshine, Lemon Drop Moonshine™ and Charred Moonshine™ are available selectively in 49 states and Canada. Pineapple Moonshine is available in Tennessee, California and Hawaii only.  Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine can be found at local retailers and is sampled and sold at some of the biggest music and sporting events in the country.  True to its roots, each Ole Smoky Moonshine flavor is born from the hand-crafted recipes of the Tennessee families who have been filling moonshine jars and jugs in the Smoky Mountains for more than a century. For more information about the brand, please visit Find them on social media:,,

About Atlanta Food & Wine Festival



Launched in 2011, by Atlanta entrepreneurs Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is a four-day culinary experience celebrating the South. With an Advisory Council of more than 90 award-winning talent from 13 Southern states and the District of Columbia, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival offers carefully-crafted programs and events to entertain and educate consumer about the rich food and beverage traditions of the region. The Festival also celebrates the flavors of other Southern regions around the globe including Southern Europe, South Africa, South America, Southern Hemisphere (Australia and New Zealand) and South-of-the-Border for Mexico. Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns to Midtown Atlanta Thursday, May 29 – Sunday, June 1, 2014. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Follow Atlanta Food & Wine Festival on Facebook and Twitter. #AFWF14



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