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O’Donnell Moonshine is where tradition meets a new world of taste. Just like gangsters of the American Prohibition, we bottle our liqueur in stylish preserving jars known as Mason Jars. 'Moonshine' is the illegally distilled alcohol of the era, and our name derives from the leader of one of the most notorious Moonshine gangs in Chicago; Mr Spike O'Donnell.

No need to worry though, business with us is entirely legal and therefore even more delicious! Originally, our founders August Ullrich and Philip Morsink distilled their liqueur illegally in their own bathtub and "distributed" it secretly to friends and acquaintances. However, since 2016 our goal has been to create a unique taste experience for you, which is why we only use the best ingredients and bottle our Moonshine directly in Berlin, in original Mason Jars.

If you like nuts, you will love our "Tough Nut"! Hearty hazelnut meets fine caramel - the perfect balance of sweet and strong.

Fruity apples from Europe meet sweet almond, cinnamon and vanilla notes. The „Roasted Apple" is pure freshness and a lot of enjoyment.

Tastes like summer and is absolutely refreshing! The fruity-sweet taste of our berry liqueur is certainly unique.

Caramel in its very best form - as liqueur! The fine melted sugar develops an incredible caramel taste.

Grapefruit and rosehip make the perfect combination of bitter and sweet with a refreshing citrus touch.

Strong and crystal clear in character - the "High Proof" combines the American Moonshine tradition with high quality distilling art.

The sharp yet refreshing lemon note accompanied by the aromatic taste of apple and grapefruit simply cries out summer.
Best served ice cold!

With its creamy, buttery and slightly sweet aroma, this exotic nut enhances the moonshine liquor to make a fine tasting experience.

The origin of our Moonshine lies in the beginning of 20th century America — the time of Prohibition. Throughout the 1920s, the sale and production of any alcoholic beverage was completely prohibited which lead to devastating consequences. During this period, unemployment was followed by a sharp rise in crime and corruption. The citizens rebelled by continuing to illegally distil the liqueur on farms, sell it to smugglers known as "bootleggers" and serve it in "speakeasy" bars.

On top of all this, drinking continued and the smuggler gangs took control of the alcohol business. Consequently, the state lost considerable tax revenue and eventually the law was repealed by then-President Roosevelt.

Edward "Spike" O'Donnell (1890-1962) — our namesake – was leader of the South Side Gang in Chicago during the Chicago Beer Wars where he fought bloody battles with its opponents. Although Spike was a ruthless gangster, quality was always important to him, which is why he stuck to producers of German origin. O’Donnell had little remorse when it came to fighting other mobsters for supremacy in the alcohol black market, but paid attention to quality by remaining loyal to producers of German origin and went on to be a defining character of the Roaring Twenties.

In 1925 he retired from the business after an accident and after the notorious Al Capone had taken over the leading role within the illegal alcohol business. But in our Moonshine Spike's history and the era of prohibition lives on.