East Tennessee Distillery and Roberson’s Tennessee MelloMoon moonshine is steeped in the tradition of the Appalachian Mountains. Nestled in the hills of Piney Flats, East Tennessee Distillery produces award-winning moonshine for their customers in Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, and Illinois.
Initially trained by the Navy to distill drinking water from the sea, Master Distiller Tiny Roberson refined his technical skills of working over 12 years as a lab technician and analyst for two very large corporations. Using this knowledge and his interest in ‘fine tasting shine,’ Tiny crafted small batches of ‘liquid sunshine’ in his garage and shared his moonshine to an ever-growing fan base.
Tiny’s hobby became a business when one of his fans came back from vacation and brought him an order for 400 cases. At the same time, the State of Tennessee began licensing select moonshine operations. So Tiny got the paperwork together and launched the business officially.