Moon Harbour Distillery (literal translation of « Port of the moon » in English), which was created in january 2014, is the first distillery to produce 100% Bordeaux whiskey.
The two co-founders, Yves Medina and Jean Philippe Ballanger, long-time friends and whiskey lovers, are surrounded by the best whiskey expert, John McDougall, the only master assembler and master distiller in the world.
This Bordeaux whiskey Moon Harbour is produced from barley harvested in Saint Jean d’Illac in the Bordeaux region, malted and then distilled in the Stupfler copper stills, made in Bègles (Bordeaux suburbs).
The particularity of the aging process applied to these whiskeys is to be made in barrels of great wines, especially in Sauternes casks.
It is the bunker, built by the Germans during the Second World War and contiguous to the distillery, which serves as an aging cellar for Moon Harbour wkiskeys.
The rehabilitation of this building, located in the area of the Port of Bordeaux, anchors the distillery in the Gironde’s legacy.
The visits offer the discovery of the distillery with the storage area of the raw material – explanation on the malting, and the whiskey making) – the vat room, the room of the stills as well as the bunker, and the visit will continue with a tasting of 3 products (2 whiskeys and 1 gin), the projection of the distillery’s construction film, as well as historical photos of the Bacalan area.
VISITS & SHOP
• Shop open from Tuesday to Saturday: 11am- 1pm and 2pm-7pm
• On reservation visits & tasting: 10.00 € per person (free for minors) | Reduction with Bordeaux Métropole CityPass Tuesday to Friday: 11am / 4:30pm and 6pm. Saturday: 11am / 3pm / 4:30pm and 6pm
• Groups from 4 people
Reservation by telephone +33 (0)5 56 29 86 60 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Special conditions for groups of more than 10 people, contact us at +33 (0)5 56 29 86 60 or mail to email@example.com
Shop open from Tuesday to Saturday: 11am- 1pm and 2pm-7pm
- 492 Boulevard Adfred Daney
- 33300 BORDEAUX
Bordeaux Bassins à flot - Bacalan
- +33 5 56 29 86 60