Moonrise Distillery

Moonrise Distillery, Clayton: Hours, Address, Moonrise Distillery Reviews: 5/5

Moonrise Distillery
5
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
About
We’re doing things at Moonrise Distillery like they’ve been done since the early 1950s. While 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. We also craft small batch vodka, artisan gin and brandy. Our mountain distillery setting is the perfect place to enjoy a souvenir tasting tour and then relax and enjoy our craft cocktails. Our venue features an 80 foot long covered front porch with view of Black Rock Mountain, an outdoor grotto and fire pit area. We also host live music at our music pavilion complete with turf lawn. We are open for tours Monday through Saturday except Wednesday from 11am to 5pm. We remain open for cocktails and relaxation until 8pm. Our Sunday hours are 12;30 to 8. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Janet L
Tallahassee, FL20 contributions
Worth a stop, great and unique experience in the Clayton area.
Oct 2021 • Couples
Jennifer was so friendly and helpful. She walked us through the tasting experience and provided us with useful background info as we tried different spirits. We enjoyed all of it and bought some items to take home and give as gifts. Great opportunity to buy local.
Written 19 October 2021
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MrG43046
Millersport, OH817 contributions
Only the Best
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is our third time visit this year, and I was surprised to see how they remolded the shop…now it’s a pub and it’s fabulous! The owners Doug and Jennifer will be your next best friends, they are just great people…but the real reason to visit is the absolutely amazing job they do in the distillery (pure magic) I feel they make the best bourbon out there!
Written 3 October 2021
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Rievaulx
2 contributions
Good intro to Georgia bourbon
Sep 2021 • Couples
Our visit included the tour and tasting. In my opinion, Moonrise’s rye is their best product. A visit/tour is a good introduction to distilling and Doug is entertaining, though a bit loose with some of his comments (e.g. bourbon aging parameters and the concepts surrounding vodka vs gin).
Written 18 September 2021
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Melissa P
Coral Springs, FL41 contributions
Great visit
Jul 2021 • Friends
We had a great time with the tasting. We bought lots of bottles! Well def return next time. The owner allowed us to try a few other things he had also.
Written 8 August 2021
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NevadaSilk
Georgia33 contributions
No yucky stuff!!!
Aug 2021 • Friends
My husband and I stumbled in on our way back to South GA on Sunday with zero expectations. Managed to get there right at opening and joined a distillery tour. Hands down the most informative tour we have ever been on (and we did quite a few in ireland). The things we learned may turn us into total liquor snobs but I'm ok with it. Smoothest vodka we have ever had, awesome whiskey, out of this world gin....canned cocktails that have no comparison. Just an overall wonderful experience. May have spent half of a paycheck before leaving but will certainly return the next time we are in the area. I encourage anyone to try this place out.....you won't be disappointed.
Written 3 August 2021
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Beth B
Dallas, TX97 contributions
Fun and Educational!
Jun 2021
Was not sure what to expect in tiny Clayton GA, but was VERY IMPRESSED by this distillery tour. Doug was knowledgeable, engaging, and fun, keeping our attention for the full tour. The drinks were great, too! We often visit distilleries while traveling and this tour was the absolute best. Now we are trying to figure out how to make our way back here next year once the bottles we bought are empty. Great tour!
Written 26 June 2021
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LTHMetairie
Metairie12 contributions
Great tasting of Whiskeys
Apr 2021 • Couples
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 for adult family members!!
Written 8 April 2021
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Dennis J
North Carolina38 contributions
Simply the BEST stop in North Georgia......enjoy the best bourbon on the planet!
Mar 2021
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 and expansions being made! This was way more fun and informative with the best bourbon I have ever tasted. Their Bourbon Snow Cream is at a level no one else has achieved in this industry. I would recommend a Friday or Sunday visit with entertainment on each of those days.
Written 29 March 2021
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MrG43046
Millersport, OH817 contributions
Absolutely the BEST
Jan 2021 • Couples
We’ve been to several distilleries over the years, hands down this place is now on the top of our list! We were totally blown away by the quality of all of their different styles of alcohol. The tasting was very interesting and informative. What a lovely experience....the difficulty was trying to decide which bottles we were going to buy....they were all so good!
Written 12 January 2021
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Ken A
Walnut Cove, NC334 contributions
Outstanding Tour and Products
Sep 2020 • Couples
We were waiting when they opened on a Monday and received a very warm welcome from Jennifer. We decided to take the tour for $ 20 each which I initially thought was a little steep. However we were the only ones on the tour and Doug provided an excellent tour and information on their process. It is obvious they have a passion for producing quality products and that was evidenced during the tasting. I like good bourbon and Doug hits it out of the park. The Snow Cream is amazing. We also enjoyed the prepared cocktails including the Mountain Margarita and Bloody Mary. The store bought stuff doesn’t even begin to compare to their products. We left with a lot of products and wish we had purchased more. Great people, outstanding products, and super tour. Don’t miss this place if you are anywhere close to Clayton.
Written 16 November 2020
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