|Made From:||Distilled From Grain|
|Produced By:||ONYX SPIRITS COMPANY, LLC|
|Origin:||East Hartford, Ct. U.S.A.|
|Importer:||Made In The U.S.A.|
|Location:||East Hartford, Ct.|
Onyx Moonshine is a distilled beverage marketed under the claim of being “the first legal moonshine to be produced in New England”, U.S.A. It is hand-produced by Onyx Spirits Company, a Connecticut micro-distillery based in East Hartford, Connecticut.
Connecticut has a historic association with moonshine. Connecticut and Rhode Island were the only two states in the country to reject the Eighteenth Amendment, which introduced prohibition to the United States. When the federal ban on selling or purchasing alcohol was introduced, it led to the production of moonshine throughout New England, wherein farmers were reputed to have used the grain and corn produced on their farms to operate small stills hidden in barns, producing moonshine for private consumption. Small Connecticut cities, such as Hartford, New Haven, and Waterbury were the locations for operating speakeasies during prohibition.
The product is manufactured in three varieties, a 40% ABV, a 55.5% ABV, and a barrel-aged beverage.
Onyx products are produced using 55-gallon stainless steel and copper custom-made reflux column stills, similar to traditional moonshine stills. The product is distilled twice from a mixed grain mash that is known to include corn. After two distillations the liquor is approximately 160-proof. The alcohol content is then reduced by mixing with Connecticut water. Corks and labels are placed onto each bottle by hand in small batches.