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Grab the Tail of the Dragon at Old Tennessee Distilling Co.

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Grab the Tail of the Dragon at Old Tennessee Distilling Co.

Attention bikers and motorsports enthusiasts! 

Have you had a chance yet to slay the notorious Dragon? With over 11 miles of road snaking around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,  U.S. Highway 129 – fondly called The Tail of the Dragon – is a must for any thrill-seeker looking to cruise the 318+ curves and switchbacks that make up the notorious strip.

Since the roadway has no interfering crossover roads or intersections, the exciting drive attracts thousands of motorcyclists and sports car enthusiasts each year —the brave few who want to conquer the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

The roadway features beautiful nature stops across the state line of Tennessee and North Carolina. And if the wild outdoors doesn’t catch your fancy, plan a break to view the machinery, as you can find numerous choppers and hogs at two popular biker hangouts on the trail. You can even see the exact dam Harrison Ford jumped in the feature film “The Fugitive.”

Still, the Tail of the Dragon is not for the faint of heart. With the desolate strip of road and sharp embankments carving through the dense forests, you can taste the real spirit of Tennessee: rock music, renegade moonshine running, and the open road. 

Old Tennessee Distilling Co. Tail of the Dragon Spirits

To pay homage to what many consider one of the best motorcycling and sports-car roads, the master distillers at Old Tennessee Distilling Co. created the Tail of the Dragon Triple Sec and Tequila. Both help capture the  “Grab Life by the Tail” thrills of their namesake. 

Tail of the Dragon Triple Sec

Our 60-proof Triple Sec is for real lovers of whiskey and moonshine. Mix the orange-flavored liquor into your favorite iced teas or Mai Tais to taste Tennessee’s strength and resilience.   

Tail of the Dragon Tequila

If the Triple Sec doesn’t warm you up after feeling all that wind in your hair, our Tequila will give you the wild and exotic throttle your engine needs. Designed for those who refuse to be controlled, experience the roaring nature of distilled agave.  

Pour the Tequila, Triple Sec, and lime juice into a mug and stir. Add in ice. Top with Ginger Beer. Let the unique balance of sweet and spicy give you the strength to conquer the Dragon! 

Visit Old Tennessee Distilling Co. 

After you cruise through the Tail of the Dragon, swing into Kodak, TN, and visit our Distillery. With free tours and tastings every day, try the very best whiskey, moonshine and spirits distilled right here in Tennessee. We are just over one hour’s drive from the lookout spot along US 129; you won’t regret taking a turn.

Are you planning a trip to Tail of the Dragon? Pack your bags and stop by Old Tennessee Distilling Co. to see how you handle our white whiskeys. 

Kent Merritt

Gatlinburg native Kent Merrit oversees the behind-the-scenes operations at Old Tennessee Distilling Company. He has over 35 years of manufacturing and business management experience and is passionate about developing and promoting businesses with exceptional products and excellent customer service. He invites you to pop in at Old Tennessee Distilling Co. for a free tasting of moonshine and distilled spirits. "Take a moment, take a sip, and get a taste for Tennessee."

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