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Grandaddy Mimm's Distillery and Gift Shop 161 Pappy's Plaza     Blairsville, GA 30512    706-781-1829
Grandaddy Mimm's Distillery and Gift Shop 161 Pappy's Plaza     Blairsville, GA 30512    706-781-1829
Grandaddy Mimm's Distillery and Gift Shop 161 Pappy's Plaza     Blairsville, GA 30512    706-781-1829
Grandaddy Mimm's Distillery and Gift Shop 161 Pappy's Plaza     Blairsville, GA 30512    706-781-1829
Grandaddy Mimm's Distillery and Gift Shop 161 Pappy's Plaza     Blairsville, GA 30512    706-781-1829
Grandaddy Mimm's Distillery and Gift Shop 161 Pappy's Plaza     Blairsville, GA 30512    706-781-1829

Grandaddy Mimm's Moonshine Distillery and Gift Shop

Authentic North Georgia Moonshine

Welcome to Grandaddy Mimm's Moonshine Distillery!

Grandaddy Mimm's Distillery and Gift Shop 161 Pappy's Plaza     Blairsville, GA 30512    706-781-1829

Grandaddy Mimm's Distillery and Gift Shop

161 Pappy's Plaza     Blairsville, GA 30512    706-781-1829


"Drink Responsibly And Tithe On Sunday"


Authentic Moonshine based on "Mimm's" recipe from the 1930's. Jack McClure "Mimm" was a moonshiner and philanthropist in the North Georgia mountains. Stop by and visit us, pay for a tour of our distillery and get a Free bottle of Moonshine of your choice. We also carry authentic Grandaddy Mimm's Moonshine t-shirts, caps, shot glasses and other various moonshine memorabilia. We distill and bottle locally. You will be able to taste our 140 proof Mule Kickin' High Octane, 100 proof Corn Whiskey, 40 proof Apple Brown Betty, 40 proof Peach Cobbler and 40 proof Wild Cherry Cobbler. Coming Soon - Blueberry Cobbler Moonshine. 


Ya'll come visit now - ya hear


Grandaddy Mimm's Distillery and Gift Shop 161 Pappy's Plaza     Blairsville, GA 30512    706-781-1829

Grandaddy Mimm's Moonshine Distillery & Museum

Tasting and Tour Packages

Open 7 Days a Week 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Free Moonshine Tastings

Come try our Original Recipe 100 proof Corn Whiskey,

140 proof Mule Kickin' Moonshine or one of our 40 proof flavored moonshines including Apple Brown Betty, Peach Cobbler or 

Wild Cherry Cobbler. Blueberry Cobbler Coming Soon!


Moonshine Tasting & Tour $8.00

This package includes a tasting of our moonshine, a tour of our distillery and a complimentary Grandaddy Mimm's Short Shot Glass


Moonshine Tasting & Tour $9.00

This package includes a tasting of our moonshine, a tour of our distillery and a complimentary Grandaddy Mimm's Tall Shot Glass


Moonshine Tasting & Tour $10.00

This package includes a tasting of our moonshine, a tour of our distillery and a complimentary Grandaddy Mimm's Tin Shot Glass


Premium Moonshine Tasting & Tour $30.00

This package includes a tasting of our moonshine, a tour of our distillery and a free 750ml bottle of your choice Grandaddy Mimm's Moonshine.

The Grandaddy Mimm's Story

Grandaddy Mimm's Distillery and Gift Shop 161 Pappy's Plaza     Blairsville, GA 30512    706-781-1829

From deep in the woods of the North Georgia mountains, comes a new whiskey with flavors as deep and rich as the history behind it. In the early 1930's Jack "Mimm" McClure started making bootleg whiskey in the rural area of Young Harris, Georgia - about two hours northeast of Atlanta. His recipes for Apple Brandy, Peach Brandy and Corn Whiskey produced some of the smoothest brews around those parts, and it was strong enough to fuel a car - for those who could afford one - and cure the common cold. Mimm passed away in 1969, and though the recipe remained in the family, not another drop was produced. until now...

Mimm's grandson, Tommy Townsend, was only two when his infamous grandfather died, but the stories of the fear and respect his grandfather commanded - along with never ending reports of charity and compassion - in those parts are engrained in his life today. Family talk about his grandfather's moonshine prompted Tommy to question his mother and uncle about the recipe. With the family's blessing, he began the process of producing Grand Daddy Mimm's Whiskey using the same recipe and the same simple ingredients with all of the taste and tradition enjoyed by common folk, celebrities and high-powered politicians 80 years ago.

Tommy Townsend met Waylon Jennings when he was a teenager and they became fast friends. Waylon mentored Tommy in the country music business and produced Tommy's first CD when he was 22 years old. When Waylon died, his original band asked Tommy to join them as their lead singer. The Waymore's Outlaws began touring in the US and Europe, with Shooter Jennings, Kid Rock and Hank Williams, Jr., just to name a few. While touring, Tommy met a guy and they started talking about moonshine. When Tommy told him that his Grandaddy Mimm was a lifetime bootlegger in Towns County, GA, the guy asked if he could get the recipe. Tommy called his Uncle George who still remembered the original recipe, and in 2012 Mimm's recipe was used to make moonshine for the first time since the 1960's. In 2016 Grandaddy Mimm's Moonshine Distillery was opened in Blairsville, GA where customers could buy a tour of the distillery and receive a gift bottle of moonshine. A new Georgia state law passed in March 2017 which will allow on-site sales beginning in September of this year. The details of this law are still being hammered out, but we look forward to this change where moonshine can be sold directly to the public, in what was up to now a dry county for liquor.

Tommy's sister, Debby Townsend, is the manager of the distillery and his Dad, Roy Townsend runs the bottling moonshine. It truly is a family business and we are proud of using the old-time methods developed by Grandaddy Mimm.


Our Moonshine

View our full line of Moonshines, from our Mule Kickin' High Octane 140 to our 
famous Apple Brown Betty.


Where to Purchase

Find a location near you that serves and sells Grandaddy Mimm's Moonshine.


Recipes

Our Moonshine ain't just for drinkin'....
Just ask The Tipsy Chef