Hey NASCAR fans, no need to sneak your moonshine in to the races anymore! Tennessee’s own Ole Smoky® Moonshine from the Great Smoky Mountains is teaming up with Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) to bring NASCAR fans some shine. Ole Smoky® Moonshine will become an official BMS partner in 2012. 

Ole Smoky® Moonshine, the first federally licensed distillery in East Tennessee is based in Gatlinburg. The company, a locally owned family business, is excited about becoming part of the BMS family.

“We are proud to partner with Bristol Motor Speedway,” said Ole Smoky® co-founder Joseph Baker. “Our products are built on the history and heritage of people in East Tennessee. The roots of this partnership with racing run deep. As we all know, moonshine brought us racing and now we’re bringing moonshine back to racing.”

BMS executive vice president and general manager Jerry Caldwell feels the relationship with Ole Smoky® is a great fit for one of NASCAR’s oldest and most revered speedways.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Ole Smoky on board,” he said. “It’s wonderful that they are based right here in East Tennessee and that they are so excited about being involved in NASCAR. It’s always great when you have local sponsors so interested in partnering with you. We are extremely proud to have them as part of the Bristol Motor Speedway family.”

Ole Smoky®Moonshine, is mountain made from a 100-year-old recipe and is available in several flavors, including Ole Smoky® Original Moonshine (100 proof “sippin’ moonshine”), Moonshine Cherries (fresh maraschino cherries soaked in 100-proof moonshine) and Apple Pie Moonshine (just like grandma’s apple pie, but with a kick), all packaged in traditional 750 ml mason jars. Seasonal flavors, including grape, peach and pineapple, also are available at the Gatlinburg Distillery and Store.

Taking the country by storm, Ole Smoky® Moonshine has recently been profiled on Today, CNN, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel and in the Wall Street Journal. The brand is currently available in retail stores, Sam’s Clubs, restaurants and bars in 17 states, most recently landing in New York and California.