The Moon Distillery is the brainchild of Brewmaster Clay Potter, and his stepfather Steve Ash. Clay acquired his skills at the prestigious Heriot-Watt International Centre for Brewing and Distilling in Scotland, where he earned a Master's Degree in Brewing and Distilling. He and his crew are behind the success of the neighbouring Moon Under Water Brewery which got going in 2012.
Clay and Steve started the Distillery in December 2017, and have created an impressive array of craft spirits, including the wildly popular Moon Shaft Liqueur. This is the main ingredient in the Moon’s version of Victoria’s own Shaft Cocktail Shooter. Other Distillery offerings include local Fruit Liqueurs, and various flavours of Gin and Vodka. Check them out on Our Products page.
The Moon Distillery also started a Special Whiskey Project, where customers can purchase their own custom engraved 5L barrel of whiskey. The American Oak Barrels are loaded with Cask Strength 60% abv Single Malt Spirit, made from 100% Vancouver Island grown barley, and double-distilled in small batches. Please Contact Us for more information and purchasing details.
As of March 2019, the Moon Distillery Tasting Room is open for business. Come on down and try our products, and maybe catch a glimpse of the Still in action. All of our distillery products can be purchased on-site, along with an assortment of Moon Craft Beers and merchandise.
The Tasting Room has a nice quiet atmosphere with great views of the Parliament Buildings. Along with our Spirits & Craft Beers, we offer a full pub menu, courtesy of the Moon Pub and Brewery situated right next door. Hours are 2pm to 10pm Tuesday through Saturday. Kids are welcome (when accompanied by adults). Oh, we also have a full length Shuffleboard Table!