About Golden Moon Crème de Violette
Founded in 2008 by Stephen Gould and Karen Knight in Golden, Colorado, the Golden Moon Distillery focuses on hand-crafted spirits and liqueurs. They use the finest spices, botanicals, and herbs, relying on traditional methods. Their studious approach is embodied by the library at the heart of the distillery which contains countless rare books on distilling and everything that goes with it. From modern handbooks to ancient tomes, they are sitting on a wealth of knowledge that they employ in their daily operations. The 4 antique stills are there to put all of that into practice.
The distillery is eco-conscious as well, using locally-sourced produce and recycled materials as well as sending their waste to local farmers to be used as compost, minimizing environmental impact. Golden Moon was named Distillery of the Year by the American Distilling Institute in 2019 and also runs a speakeasy-styled cocktail lounge and tasting room, serving various small bites as well. Stephen Gould was granted the title of Warden by the Gin Guild from the UK, the very first American to do so.
But that's not the only "first" in Golden Moon's lineup. Golden Moon Crème de Violette is the first violet spirit produced in the US since Prohibition and possibly even the first in the world to have the violets actually distilled! Distilled with blue violet flowers and buds, as well as two other hand-selected botanicals of the finest quality, it's bottled at 60 proof. Higher alcohol content and a lower sugar level make this liqueur really stand out as a clean and fresh option that is immensely sippable and a truly unique cocktail ingredient.
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This typical aperitif has its origins in 13th century Italy where it was used for medicinal purposes. The liqueur is produced worldwide and can have all sorts of flavor profiles, from fruit, spices, nuts, and even cream, and has a low proof of 15 to 30% ABV.
Liqueur can be enjoyed in many different fashions, from drinking neat, in cocktails, served with coffee, or even used for cooking.
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