Ole Smoky Distillery, one of the nation’s fastest growing spirits companies and the most visited distillery in the world, has been honored as Distillery of the Year in the 2023 PR%F Awards, one of the most sought-after awards in the annual competition. 

The coveted Distillery of the Year award is determined by the collective scores of each entered product, considering its originality, consistency, flavor diversity, taste components, and packaging. All 70 judges are beverage buyers from across the US – including Delta Sky Club and Delta Airlines, Liquor World, and the national spirits buyer of Walmart, to name a few. 

In addition to Distillery of the Year, Ole Smoky has been awarded the Double Gold distinction for the Peanut Butter Whiskey, Moonshine Pickles, and Banana Pudding Cream Moonshine, as well as the Century distinction for the Butter Pecan Cream Moonshine, indicating a perfect 100-point score. After each product is tasted blind, judges taste the product again while reviewing the product’s packaging, design, and brand story. The 2023 PR%F award winners are showcased in the January 2024 issue of PR%F the Magazine. 

"Receiving PR%F the Magazine’s Distillery of the Year Award is a true testament to the passion, dedication, and relentless pursuit of excellence from the Ole Smoky team,” said Robert Hall, CEO, Ole Smoky Distillery. “Our team works hard to ensure every product we develop and produce is of the highest quality, so this recognition is not just an accolade, but a celebration of the innovation and spirit that defines our brand and delicious products.” 

Ole Smoky is the leading craft distiller in the U.S. and the No. 1 selling moonshine brand in the world. Each year, Ole Smoky continues to stay at the forefront of the spirits industry by introducing innovative, unique, delicious new products showcased in its four distilleries like Pink Lemonade Moonshine, Snickerdoodle Cream Moonshine, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Moonshine and Moonshine Mandarins in 2023. In addition to product innovation and quality, Ole Smoky attributes much of their success to the lively atmosphere, the employees who serve up great hospitality and exciting events put on at the distilleries. With live music and the authentic moonshine stills at work, visitors can immerse themselves in the distilling process while sampling various Ole Smoky Moonshine and Whiskey flavors that aren’t always available online or in package stores. 

Ole Smoky Moonshine and Whiskey can be found in all 50 states and over 20 countries around the world where liquor is sold. For more information, please visit olesmoky.com. 

About Ole Smoky® Distillery LLC 

Ole Smoky is the leading distiller of premium moonshine in the world, the leading craft distiller in the U.S. and the first federally licensed distillery in the history of East Tennessee. Founded in 2010, Ole Smoky's roots are traced to the Smoky Mountains' earliest settlers, families who produced moonshine with enduring pride and Appalachian spirit. Ole Smoky has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 List of the fastest growing private companies in America for four consecutive years – 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, as well as receiving the 2022 Shanken Communications’ Impact Hot Brand Award and 2023 Growth Brand Awards from Beverage Information Group. Today, Ole Smoky’s 25 creative moonshine flavors and 17 inventive whiskey flavors can be found in all 50 states, 20 countries and at the company's four famed distilleries in Tennessee: The Holler and The Barrelhouse in Gatlinburg, The Barn in Pigeon Forge, and 6th & Peabody in Nashville. For more information, please visit olesmoky.com and follow Ole Smoky on social media @olesmoky.