Welcome to Grandaddy Mimm's Moonshine Distillery!
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.
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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
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.