Belle Isle Craft Spirits

We’re here to change America’s obsession with vodka and introduce moonshine as America’s Original Clear Spirit. Founded in Richmond, VA in 2013, Belle Isle Moonshine is a delicious, balanced moonshine, created from only the finest and freshest ingredients. Alex Wotring, Vince Riggi and Brian Marks started Belle Isle Craft Spirits after becoming fed up with the “novelty” brands of Moonshine lining the shelves of their local ABC stores. While mason jars and aged fruit are fine and dandy, they envisioned a premium grade moonshine, hand crafted with 100% organic corn.  As soon as our flagship spirit, Belle Isle Premium Moonshine, was available for special order in late 2013 – it sold out in a matter of weeks.

Belle Isle takes its name from a 540-acre island located in Richmond’s James River. From the early 1800’s, the island was home to a number of companies manufacturing everything from nails to railroad equipment to copper kettles used by soldiers during the Civil War. Equipped with Belle Isle-made copper kettles and an abundance of corn, resourceful soldiers distilled their own spirit. It was on Belle Isle that the world’s first premium moonshine was born. This was a premium spirit that was fit for governors’ mansions, army generals and the social elite.

Belle Isle Premium Moonshine is hand-made in small batches using 100% organic corn. Purified water from the James River and quadruple carbon filtering create a remarkably smooth, sippable spirit that harkens back to moonshine’s rich history while taking America’s Original Spirit into the future. The result is a smooth, versatile spirit that works as an easy replacement for vodka, flexible enough to mix into any cocktail and tasty enough to sip on its own.


Original Premium Moonshine

Ruby Red Grapefruit Premium Moonshine

Cold Brew Coffee Premium Moonshine

Honey Habanero Premium Moonshine

100 Proof Premium Moonshine

Craft Cocktails


615 Maury St, Richmond, VA 23224

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HOURS: Belle Isle Craft Spirits does not currently have an open tasting room. But they are opening one soon. Stay tuned!