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About Us

Golden Moon Spirits are crafted by hand in Colorado.


Our History

Golden Moon Distillery was founded by Stephen Gould and Dr. Karen Knight in early 2008, specifically to produce premium artisan whiskies, brandies, liquors, and liqueurs using the best available ingredients and made with the same type of artisan production processes utilized by distillers making premium products in the mid-to-late 1800s.

The heart of Golden Moon Distillery is Mr. Gould’s world-class research library containing hundreds of rare books on distillation and related products and processes, some dating back to the 1500s. Most of the collection dates from the late 1700s to the early 1900s, though there are a few titles that are much older, or newer.

Maison De La Vie currently has four antique stills at our pilot plant in Golden. Our stills date from the early to mid-1900’s.

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Our Process

Maison De La Vie uses environmentally friendly packaging and business practices as much as possible. We source as many materials as we can from local producers (reducing shipping and the related carbon footprint), and are working with local wineries to utilize some of their cast-off materials in our production and packaging processes.


Our solid waste from our distilling processes is used as compost and feed by local farmers and gardeners.

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Our Colorado Distillery makes Whiskey, Gin, Absinthe, Grappa, Apple Jack and Specialty Liquors / Liqueurs including our Crème de Violette and Amer dit Picon.

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