Juicy apples make refreshing cider. Ferment it and you’ve got hard cider. Next, add fruit or spices and you’ve got so many hard cider flavors, you must be at Tennessee Cider Co.! Visit this Gatlinburg favorite to find out why more and more folks enjoy hard cider these days.
At free tastings you can sample any three hard ciders available on tap. Want more? For $5, get the VIP Tasting: Sample all the hard ciders on tap, plus honey mango mead, blackberry dessert wine and a sample of cider slushie or mulled cider. Go for a tasting at one (or both!) of the cidery’s locations:
An old general store is home to six tasting stations. A visit here fits into your day easily–drop in any time from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.
At the newest location, you can buy not only cider but also wine from sister business Tennessee Homemade Wines. Open Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tennessee Cider Co. makes 22 kinds of hard ciders. Your only problem is choosing which to take back to your cabin! From tart to sweet, there’s something for everyone, with flavors including golden apple, green apple, blueberry, lemonade, peanut butter, chocolate cherry, caramel, pineapple and pumpkin pie.
Try the robust blackberry dessert wine. Be sure to sample the honey mango mead. This honey is harvested right here on the banks of the Little Pigeon River. You can’t get more local than that!
Turn ciders into cold treats for sipping while you relax on the deck of your vacation cabin. Just combine one of Tennessee Cider Co.’s slush mixes with cider and freeze. Choose from lemonade, grape, blue raspberry, pineapple, peach, strawberry and ripe apple slush flavors.
When you’re hankering for a hot drink, pick up mulling spices to blend with heated cider. You can even get a mulling spice bundle with four bottles of cider and four packs of spices. Great for a winter party!
The enticing scent of mulling cider will fill your vacation cabin in no time. Reserve your Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge rental cabin now, and relish the best hard ciders the Smokies can offer.