Moonrise Distillery

Moonrise Distillery

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. Unlike most distillers, we let our spirits tell us when they are ready – aging by taste and not by time.

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. Established in late 2012, Moonrise Distillery is located in the foothills of the Southern Appalachian mountains as you enter the City of Clayton in Rabun County, Georgia. We handcraft our artisan Georgia Bourbon and Rye Whiskey using locally sourced grains, deep well mountain spring water and traditional methods and equipment.
Georgia made artisan spirits of Moonrise Distillery have been recognized nationally with three Gold medals in tier one spirit competitions. We have recently earned a rating of 90 and 92 by Tasting Panel Magazine for our James Henry Georgia Bourbon and Rye Whiskey.
Passion about our artisan spirits and dedication to offering a premium experience for our customers is what drives us. Souvenir tours, tastings and craft cocktails that highlight the personality and presence of our spirits are offered daily. Come and spend a couple of hours with us and see how we use traditional methods and equipment to craft the best products possible. Consider us for your next event or outing and we hope to see you soon.
We offer daily hours for souvenir tours, tastings and a unique craft cocktail experience featuring our spirits. Interested in hosting a party or special event? Contact us for rates and details. We book holidays and welcome the opportunity to show you our facility.
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday  11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Closed Wednesday’s

31 Webb Road
Clayton, GA 30525


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