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Moonrise Distillery, Clayton

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Distillery · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
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. This location was chosen for its rich moonshining history and to compliment the local area by providing jobs, promoting local history and tourism trade to people traveling through this area.

At Moonrise Distillery, we produce high quality Whiskey, Bourbon and fruit Brandies, with all ingredients coming from local farmers and sources. By following this concept it is our goal to make a positive impact on the local economy.

We currently custom manufacture small batch products for other distilleries as well as barrel age and store our own products. We operate a tasting room and offer free plant tours.
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  • Great tasting and great knowledge by Doug. Bourbon and Rye tastings were excellent !! The pre mixed cocktails that the sell on site in cans were amazingly good!! Well worth the time and fun outing...  more »
  • What an experience from the moment we arrived! Jennifer greeted us making us feel as welcome as family! Doug took us on an amazing tour and tasting of the distillery, showing us all the improvements....  more »
  • Great Bourbon and Rye Whiskey! But my favorite was the Bloody Mary. I think anything here is a must try and made to perfection. Highly recommend the tour as well. You get very useful information whilst sipping some really nice alcohol. If you live anywhere in GA or NC or are visiting, I would highly recommend. The hosts are very sweet as well. Thank you guys.
  • I Finally had the opportunity to visit Moonrise Distillery over the weekend, and honestly I can not imagine a more enjoyable experience. Doug and Jen both spent Well over an hour conducting a tasting, touring the entire facility, and educating myself and the other tour attendees on everything distillation related. Truly a warm, friendly environment that I will be visiting again sooner rather than later!

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