Onyx Spirits Company

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640 Hilliard Street, Manchester, CT 06042 640 Hilliard Street, Manchester Directions
+18605501939
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spend the 10$ extra and get the chocolates to go with the tastings. the whole experience was really great. we will go again!
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The location is a little hard to find but once you do it's a great find!!! So much fun!!!
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Great place! Nice atmosphere. Look up info ahead of time and try to go for the tour. It was very interesting and informative. The distiller has a true passion for creating this product which shows during his tour. The product is great too! Enjoy.
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Cool atmosphere friendly employees great drinks
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Go for the tour!
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Delicious drinks, and very kind and knowledgeable staff. I will be back with more friends!
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The tasting was so much fun! So informative, great atmosphere, Kenny was great, warm and welcoming, and very funny too! We enjoyed fully and will not only tell our friends, but will go back and buy more moonshine, it is fabulous!!
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Very cool place, and the owner gave a VERY good and detailed tour. Will definitely go back.
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We had a good time there this afternoon. The moonshine & whiskey are high quality and great tasting. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and I felt like I learned a lot. I would recommend this to anyone and there is a Groupon for it, so it is inexpensive and fun!
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This was an outstanding experience! We were able to try 6 products including their specialty moonshines and whiskeys. To our surprise, we also received a tour of the facility and were able to sample whiskey straight from the barrel. The atmosphere really embodied the speakeasy theme and the bartenders were attentive and informative about all the products they served. I would absolutely take visiting family and friends to Onyx.
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Adam and Pete aren't the region's first moonshine distillers. That distinction goes to their ancestors who were New England bootleggers during the Prohibition. Adam's ran a Connecticut River speakeasy, while Pete's distilled moonshine on their Wethersfield corn farm.

Still, Pete and Adam may be the first to elevate moonshine to bars' top shelves. Using New England techniques, the craftsmen produce their small-batch moonshine using corn, malted barley, and Connecticut spring water, alchemizing a potion that, they say, "sips like a top shelf whiskey and mixes better than vodka." It also wins awards—two gold medals in the 2014 International Craft Awards, to be specific.

The duo's signature style, simply titled Onyx Moonshine, anchors a diverse selection of varieties. Those range from the smoky Private Barrel to the even-higher-proof Onyx 111 to the limited-edition Cape Cod Cranberry Moonshine. And though they can't travel back in time to become the first moonshiners, there's one first they've got locked in: first to produce a barrel-aged whiskey in Connecticut.

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