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 800-240-9733 • 31 Webb Road • Clayton, GA 30525
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Established in late 2012 by James Henry Harris III, (Jim), retired chemist, master mind/ master distiller and owner, 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 to people traveling through this area.

At Moonrise Distillery, we spare no expense in producing high quality Bourbon, Rye Whiskey and of course "Moonshine", all of our spirits are double distilled. We cook with the finest ingredients coming from local farmers and other quality sources. For example, we use a special strain of malted rye that we source from a grain company in Germany that was established in the mid 1800s, which makes our rye whiskey unique in the market place. 

We also age our bourbon and rye whiskies 3 years in newly Charred American White Oak 30 gallon barrels, which allows our spirits to age much quicker compared to the standard 50 gallon barrels.

Our stills and cookers are designed just like our Appalachian Forefathers, but with a few modern conveniences. They have a steam jacket which eliminates any chance of scorching our whiskies. We feel this design allows our product to retain the most flavor, and capture the true concept of mountain spirits.

Stop in, try a sip, we enjoy company and showing you our distillery!