About Us

We're Hook and Ladder Distillery

Nestled in the heart of Tennessee’s “Model City,” Kingsport, you’ll discover Hook and Ladder Distillery. This family-owned and operated distillery creates moonshine that’s smooth enough to enjoy straight up or mixed into your favorite cocktail.


Hook & Ladder Distillery is the realization of a lifetime’s worth of hard work and dedication.

While most people are still figuring out their lives at the age of seventeen, Drew Draper had already stumbled upon what would become his lifelong passion: distilling moonshine. Over the next few years, he earned a degree in International Business, recorded music in Nashville, and started up a family with wife Amber; all the while quietly perfecting his recipe. 

When he turned twenty-one, moonshine was legalized in the state of Tennessee. Drew approached his dad, a decorated Senior Captain with Kingsport Fire Department, about opening up a distillery in Downtown Kingsport. Thankfully, Dad seemed eager enough to help out, so the duo established Hook and Ladder Distillery, a name intended to honor firefighters all across the country.

Hook & Ladder Distillery is the realization

The best way to find out what our spirits taste like is by coming in for a tasting experience!  Stop on over at Hook and Ladder Distillery in Downtown Kingsport, Tennessee, where you can grab some free samples, then purchase your favorite spirits as well as some branded merchandise. 

Here at Hook and Ladder Distillery, we hope the smooth burn of our white lightning will be felt far and wide for years to come. Come explore our flavors now and discover the taste of Tennessee!

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions and we have answers! If you have additional questions please contact us at  423-343-9631. Let us know how we can help you.

We are able to ship any of the merchandise that is listed in our online store. We are not able to ship alcohol.

We do offer free tastings and tours of the Distillery. They are typically available anytime during normal business hours. If it is a large group, we would need to be contacted.

We are currently distributed in East Tennessee, and will be in South Carolina soon. If we are not available in your state or area, have your local liquor store ask one of their Distributors to reach out to us. We are always looking to expand our reach to the areas that our customers live.

Monday thru Saturday from 10am til 7pm. Check our Facebook page for Holiday Hours.

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