Hundreds Turn Out For First Distillery Tours

KEITH READY, Courier Contributor

Hundreds Turn Out For First Distillery Tours

Short Mountain Shine was introduced to Cannon County with the soft grand opening of the Short Mountain Distillery Friday and Saturday.

The "soft" grand opening gave the owners an idea they are going to have to significantly increase their workload to meet the demands of the consumers when the big grand opening occurs April 21st.

Officials did not keep tabs on how many people walked through the opening gate Friday. However they reported 788 people showed up on Saturday ready to take the tour of the distillery, purchase souvenirs and autographed bottles.

Both Friday and Saturday, demand was so overwhelming that the distillery sold out of Short Mountain Shine in just half a day. Tours will continue in the coming weeka on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. After April 21st the tours will expand to five days a week, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

For more information about the newest and hottest tourist attraction in Middle Tennessee call 615-216-0830 or visit