Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery

The Moonshine Capital of the World

Located in the “The Moonshine Capital of the World,” Dawsonville Distillery is a true small batch, hand-craft distillery, and home to Bill Elliott’s Moonshine! You can’t talk racing in Dawsonville without also talking moonshine. Where else would you find a legal distillery under the same roof as City Hall and the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame? Only in Dawsonville! Tour the distillery to see how this “white lightning” is made, and if you’re of legal age, have a taste of this premium craft spirit.

Our traditional recipes are from over 150 years ago, which have been passed down to Simmie from many generations then into the hands of his grand-daughter Cheryl Wood. We currently operate under Free Spirits Distillery- a nod to Wood’s grandfather, Simmie Free, and the other free spirited moonshiners of the Appalachians.

Now with Bill Elliott on board he says, “It’s your time to shine!” Bill Elliott, Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee and 16-time winner of NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver Award now has his own line of Moonshine.

Not just anyone can make these authentic “old timey” recipes come to life. We call her our “master distiller”, Cheryl “Happy” Wood right here in Dawsonville, great granddaughter of Simmie Free! We dragged her out of the woods to show everyone what it takes to make the real stuff.


Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery

415 GA-53 East
Dawsonville, GA 30534