About the Distillery / Brand
MOONSHINE LIMITED is an independent and privately owned label since 2012, Makers of Whiskey & Moonshine for rebels, explorers and the adventurers.
A Portuguese micro-company with a small international team and big dreams, the good folks at MOONSHINE LIMITED gave birth to the first local Artisan Handcrafted Small Batch Whiskey and Moonshine.
A word from the producer: “Purposefully matured just under three years, this aged spirit drink cannot be called whiskey , because coincidently, under EU regulations, whiskey can only obtain his name after a preset number of three years and not when the whisky maker finds it to be the right time to bottle. According to these nonsense regulations, a whisky is supposed to be aged for the same minimum time in a northern European cold climate country, than in a southern hot climate. But the number of times a cask is used, seems irrelevant to policy makers, the size of the cask (allowing up to 700KL casks, seems also to be irrelevant to policy makers).
With this Moonshine Single Cask, we wish to show that our southern European terroir with Atlantic influence and warm tempered climate throughout the year; of hot days and cool nights (daily thermal variations ranging typically from 15oC / 60oF to 40oC /105oF,
Additionally, we use oak of different provenance and toasts, explore the unique characteristics of hand-selected first fill casks of 225 L or less and maximize how these interact with our terroir and climate. Therefore the “3-year-rule” allied to the “not more than 700L casks” does not fit our product and brand philosophy and we leave it up to you to judge it. We obey the law but we do not have to agree with it.
We wish that you enjoy this bottle as much as we enjoyed making it for you”.