Golden Moon Distillery

Award-winning "Distillery of the Year 2019" plans to quadruple sales by 2024.

Last Funded May 2022


raised from 101 investors
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More than 13+ years of successful operations. Grew 38% in 2019.
Grew company revenue in 2021 by 47% over 2020 and 7% over 2019 revenues.
World class production facility in place (majority of cap-ex already deployed).
Experienced alcohol beverage management team with 100+ years of combined experience.

Our Team

Our founder and master distiller, Stephen Gould became interested in distilling over 30 years ago. Since that time he has been learning and crafting his skills as a distiller. In 2008 he and Karen Knight founded Golden Moon Distillery because they believed that people wanted premium hand-crafted whiskies and spirits made from the best ingredients

Invest in a Craft Whiskey and Spirits Distillery with Lucrative Opportunities.

Golden Moon Distillery turns a passion for distilling and history into a robust family of artisanal whiskeys and spirits using traditional production processes. With a proven model of distribution, multi award-winning products, a world-class production facility, and an acclaimed speakeasy-style tasting room, Golden Moon is ready to scale fast to meet explosive demand. 2021 was our best year and we’re having the best first quarter in the history of the company (2022).

We’ve deployed extensive sales, marketing, and PR outreach in Colorado—and the corresponding numbers speak for themselves. We’re ready to replicate the success we’ve accomplished in our home state in other key markets with the same explosive results.

Our domestic wholesale revenue demonstrated positive growth even at the height of the pandemic in 2020, and huge growth in 2021. Bolstered by strong sales and a future-focused team, Golden Moon has emerged from the pandemic slump victorious with global aspirations and revenues projected to quadruple by 2024.

Golden Moon is harnessing the rising demand for American whiskey both domestically and abroad. Currently distributed in 14+ US markets and various foreign markets, including the UK, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Italy, and Taiwan with exciting results. We’re ready to capture this niche on a global scale.

Producers of American Single Malt can’t keep up with the rise in demand for American whiskey, and bottlers are working at full capacity. Colorado is Malt Country… and Golden Moon is positioned to lead the Malt Revolution, with proprietary processes and unique malt-forward whiskeys.

Golden Moon was named 2019’s “Distillery of the Year” by the American Distilling Institute, and Best Distillery in Colorado in 2016 and again in 2020. Their collection of accolades—both domestic and international—includes numerous medals at prestigious industry competitions, such as the International Wine and Spirits Competition and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Golden Moon produces a family of unique award-winning whiskeys, gins, and other spirits.

Golden Moon’s spirits have won over a dozen medals in major international spirits competitions and numerous other accolades since 2009. These include numerous medals at both the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Originally developed solely for the cocktail program at Golden Moon Speakeasy. Gun Fighter has emerged as a premium 100 proof line of Bourbon and Rye whiskies that are sold in 16 U.S Markets and a variety of European markets. These whiskies have won a variety of awards and recommendations throughout the spirits world.

Recent accolades include our Double Cask Bourbon being named a “Best Buy” by American Whiskey Magazine and our “Gun Fighter13” Bourbon winning a Golden Medal at The San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

The last decade has seen an unprecedented rise in demand for American Whiskies. We believe the next wave will be American Single Malt Whiskies. Producers of American Single Malt are selling everything they make. Significant acquisitions of emerging brands as a result.

Colorado is Malt Country and Golden Moon has developed uniquely malt-forward whiskies, using a proprietary mashing process and locally malted barley. Everyone of Golden Moon’s Colorado Single Malts has won major awards, including Gold or Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Each spirit is handcrafted with an eye on traditional distilling methods, but with Golden Moon’s own twist. The process starts with the best available ingredients. Our spirits are then distilled in a combination of antique and custom built stills.

The Golden Moon family of liquors includes multi award-winning products like Golden Moon’s Colorado single malt whiskeys, gins and absinthe, as well as rare spirits like crème de violette and grappa.

The heart of Golden Moon Distillery is Gould’s world-class research library containing hundreds of rare books on distillation processes—some dating back to the 1500s… This impressive collection guides the Golden Moon team in crafting ultra-premium products using traditional, artisanal processes, and only the finest ingredients.

Step in from a back alley in downtown Golden, Colorado, and find yourself in the Golden Moon Speakeasy. This stunning bar is adorned wall-to-wall in twinkling lights, but the real spotlight is on the spirits and liqueurs. Every cocktail is made solely by spirits made by Golden Moon Distillery.

By expanding further into the global market, and leveraging retail placements and established distributor relationships—including with California’s largest alcohol distributor—we’re skyrocketing towards selling our spirits by the case. From there? Rapid revenue growth on a massive scale.

The American whiskey market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.9% to exceed $16 billion by 2025. This global market is propelled forward at an unprecedented rate by rising demand, changing consumer taste, and an increasing number of craft distilleries.

In this intimate web series, filmed in Gould’s home bar, the Master Distiller unearths some of the planet’s finest cocktail recipes while telling the story of Golden Moon and its award-winning spirits. This ongoing series will continue to tell unique stories about whiskeys, spirits, and cocktails while bringing in other industry experts, going on field trips, and getting Golden Moon friends from all over the world involved.

After years developing ultra-premium whiskeys and spirits, beta testing them in markets across the world, and building a world-class production facility, Golden Moon is ready to scale fast. This is a unique opportunity to become part of a truly authentic American experience. Will you take the plunge in liquid gold?