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Award winning distillery in Clayton, Rabun County Georgia

About Us

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Our History

We’re doing things at Moonrise Distillery like they’ve been done since the early 1950s. 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 sipping bourbon and rye whiskey. And unlike most distillers, we let our spirits tell us when they are ready - aging by taste and not by time. 

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Artisan Crafted

Pairing the spirit with the perfect barrel is imperative to producing the pleasant butter and vanilla notes characteristic of Moonrise Georgia Bourbon and Rye Whiskey. The proper amount of “toast” and “char” open pores in the brand new American white oak and caramelizes the natural sugars in the wood. And of course the wood in our barrels is first aged a minimum of 9 months outdoors.

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Award-Winning Products

Our bourbon and rye products enjoy national and international recognition and are currently in distribution across 7 states. First produced in 2013 the aged products were introduced to market after 3 full years of aging in 30 gallon barrels in 2017. 

Since their introduction the spirits have won 3 gold medals in international competitions at the Global Spirit Awards in Las Vegas, MicroLiquor Spirit awards in Los Angelos and the International Spirit Competition in New York City. Both the bourbon and rye have recently been rated 92 and 90 respectively by Tasting Panel Magazine - the authority in the spirit market.

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Moonrise Distillery

31 Webb Rd, PO Box 829, Clayton, GA 30525, us

(844) 994.4759

Hours

Mon

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tue

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wed

Closed

Thu

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fri

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sun

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Distillery cocktail area open daily until the last customer leaves. 

Moonrise Ambassador Club

Be a Moonrise Ambassador

Moonrise Ambassador Club


Whether you’re after a smooth, full-bodied and flavored bourbon to sip neat or something with layers of complexity to use in your favorite cocktail, we have a Moonrise expression for you. If you like what we are about and are ready to take this relationship to the next level consider becoming a Moonrise Ambassador. Enjoy special events, access to unique Ambassador product offerings and information, special discounts and the opportunity to help us spread the word about Moonrise. 


We’ll also put your name on a special barrel and let you sample and nurture it throughout it’s aging process. Once it’s ready we’ll let you visit Moonrise, bottle the batch and take home a few personalized bottles. 


We think that’s worth the wait. The initial cost of $275 and annual renewal of $200/year entitles you to $5 discounts on bottle purchases, $2 discounts on cocktails, 10% merchandise discount (like our cool Yeti's), your own Glencairn whiskey glass to take home and access to Ambassador only product and merchandise releases, Ambassador Club leather coaster and Moonrise Distillery hat. 


Of course tastings and tours are free for Ambassadors as they enjoy the use of an Ambassador glass during their visit. There’s always something going on at our little distillery and we hope to see you soon. Click here to join the club. 

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