Onyx Moonshine is an American twice-distilled alcoholic beverage. Although legally produced, it is marketed as "moonshine". It is made in a microdistillery in East Hartford, Connecticut. It was the official spirit of the 2012 Grammy Awards.
|Manufacturer||Onyx Spirits Company|
|Country of origin||Connecticut, United States|
|Alcohol by volume||40.0%|
Onyx Spirits, the company that produces Onyx Moonshine, was founded by Adam von Gootkin and Peter Kowalczyk in 2011.
The product is distilled in reflux column stills from a mash of mixed corn and grain. After two distillations it is approximately 80% ABV, and is then diluted to bottling strength. The bottles are corked and labeled by hand.
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A Connecticut start-up has brought Moonshine into the 21st century.
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