We’re doing things at Moonrise Distillery like they’ve been done since the early 1850s. While at times it seems like an old-fashioned, inefficient process, our use of tried and true methods and time consuming double-distillation removes impurities for a more refined and complex craft spirit. And unlike most distillers, we let our spirits tell us when they are ready - aging by taste and not by time.
Distilling is a science and blending is an art. It takes a comprehensive understanding of science, a dedication and commitment to traditional tradecraft and the relentless pursuit of quality to craft world class spirits.
As artisans we focus equally on the 40% "science" of distilling and the 60% "art" of barrel aging and blending. Motivated by quality we reject all alcohol that does not assure a smooth and healthy experience for our customers.
Our commitment to quality at a fair price drives our portfolio. We use the highest quality ingredients, local where possible while assuring we respect the environment that contributes so much to the quality and distinction of our products.
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We can't thank you all enough for your kindness and support. Read more about Moonrise being voted number one distillery in Georgia in this James Magazine user poll. https://www.paperturn-view.com/insideradvantage/james-magazine-may-june-2020?pid=ODc87235&p=31&v=1.1
Our unique Vodka was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2019 Georgia Trustees Wine and Spirits Competition. The annual event celebrates the top producers of wine and spirits across Georgia
Our distillation method, exceptional local ingredients and focus on quality produces an extremely smooth vodka with a wonderful mouth feel and lacks the typical bite of mass produced vodka.
Our goal is to create vodka with a rich texture and mouth feel that is more pleasing and viscous to the palate. You will find this vodka to be quite comfortable in a glass alone with ice.
Our Gin is created from a special herb bill of 14 unique botanicals. A special process combines two traditional methods of making Gin to produce a unique kaleidoscope of flavors and aromas.
Our botanical Gin combines the best of floral and fruit with the right amount of earthy nuts and spices to have exceptional body without overpowering Juniper pine tree notes.
The discerning palate may discover our signature notes derived from the peels of Ruby Red pink grapefruit.
Remember as a child being so excited for the first snow of the season? The prospect of your Nana making Snow Cream from fresh snow, condensed milk and vanilla?
The only thing missing was the partnership of that amazing experience with an award winning bourbon whiskey. Our Snow Cream will bring you back to that amazing moment with the first smell of vanilla when you break through the hand dipped wax seal.
Enjoy the journey through the hint of bourbon attitude and finish squarely in the snow cream experience. Coffee extra.
Offered at 86, 90 and 120 proof, our Georgia Bourbon Whiskey presents something for everyone. Smooth and complex with deep, rich flavors - all made right here in Rabun County Georgia. We use local heirloom corn and traditional trade craft to create a complex four grain bourbon whiskey.
Aged a minimum of four years in 30 gallon barrels produces a product family exhibiting characteristics typically found only in 8 to 10 year bourbon whiskey.
A very unique and highly decorated Rye Whiskey that incorporates the best of both Bourbon and Rye Whiskey. While many Rye Whiskies can be sharp and bite back our Rye Whiskey maintains the backbone of caramel with highlights of complex rye flavors.
Born and raised in Rabun County Georgia this four grain rye whiskey is a labor of love and has won the hearts of many who swear off Rye Whiskey. Experience how rye whiskey can be with the right balance of structure, attitude and flavor.
Cognac and mountain style brandies produced from fruit grown locally and sweetened with local honey. We produce both "mountain style" fruit forward brandy and "cognac style" cordial profile brandies to appeal the diverse pallets of our customers.
All local hand selected fruit and careful aging in our bourbon and rye whiskey barrels are the canvas for these beautiful reflections of nature.
Our expertly crafted ready to drink cocktails are all natural and derived from our hand crafted spirits. Just grab the bottle and enjoy a Margarita, Bloody Mary, Rye Whiskey Tea or Bourbon Lemonade and enjoy the moment.
Our unique sauce is derived directly from the barrel. After we dump a set of Bourbon Whiskey barrels to create a small batch we harvest the char to produce a liquid extract. The extract is incorporated into our amazing sauce.
Made with our Moonshine (the four grain white whiskey kind with no sugar added). Experience real local fruit with natural ingredients in our Peach Bourbon and Mountain Berry Moonshine preserves.
We love crispy flavorful pickles. We produce a bread and butter style Moonshine Pickle and a half sour pickle fermented in Rye Whiskey barrels.
The folks from Vermont didn't return our calls so we made our own. Incorporating our spirts we hand craft our four ice cream flavors from local ingredients.
Our newly renovated speakeasy bar offers an old world experience in the setting of an old mountain cabin expertly renovated into a cozy and relaxing experience. Enjoy a private table, a stool at our live edge bar or an open air table outside on our covered patio.
Purchase from our library of 10 award winning craft spirits, 10 award winning ready to drink craft cocktails and locally grown food products made with our craft spirits.
Sample any of our 20 award winning craft spirits and ready to drink craft cocktails in our Speakeasy Bar. Build your own flight with no appointment required.
Enjoy our Distillery Experience Tour and Tasting offered from 12-1:30 every day but Wednesday(Closed) and Sunday(Sunday Funday). Enjoy a guided tour of our facility while sampling from our award winning product portfolio. Book Online.
Enjoy live music every Sunday from 2-5pm and other special events. Details and schedule are available on our Calendar page.
Nothing more relaxing than our 80 foot covered front porch. Enjoy the mountains, our craft cocktails and award winning craft spirits.
Enjoy the mountain air and views while sipping a cocktail on our covered outdoor patio. We are pet friendly and encourage responsible pet owners on any of our outdoor facilities.
Friday nights from 6-8 pm DJ Maxx hosts our music bingo extravaganza. Enjoy the music and friendly competition while sipping from our portfolio of craft spirits and expertly crafted cocktails. Food is available through our friends at The Frozen Palm and is delivered to the distillery.
Hold your special event at the distillery in our two building barrel house. We offer facilities for parties up to 100 guests and have accommodations for private food trucks and caterers.
Please call or email for pricing and availability. Holiday party dates are filling fast.
Experience what the best ingredients, old world tradecraft without compromise and a relentless commitment to customer service produces. We hope you visit us soon and enjoy exceptional products, a wonderful experience and a historical backstory.
Dozens of awards and accolades are flattering and appreciated but our passion is greeting our customers and sharing the results of our relentless pursuit of perfection - ultra premium products without the high price.
31 Webb Road, Clayton, Georgia 30525, United States
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Summer Hours will Vary. Please text us for Updated Information.
Distillery Tasting and Tour information is available using our up to the minute booking system here