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 844-994-4759 • 31 Webb Road • Clayton, GA 30525
Monday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. • Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Or until the last visitor is ready to leave.

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. 

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.

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 hand craft our artisan Georgia Bourbon and Rye Whiskey using locally sourced grains, deep well mountain spring water and traditional methods and equipment.

The 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.

We are passionate about our artisan spirits and equally dedicated to offering a premium experience for our customers. We offer souvenir tours, tastings and craft cocktails that highlight the personality and presence of our spirits. Come and spend a couple 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 are open daily 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 are currently booking for the holidays and welcome the opportunity to show you our facility.

If you would like to book a tour or tasting in advance please feel free to use our online booking tool found here. You can also visit our online storeto see many of the items we sell in our gift shop and make at the distillery with our barrels.