No More Moonshine: Meet Atlanta’s First Legal Distillery Since Prohibition

Craig and Jeff Moore, founders of OId Fourth Distillery.
Craig and Jeff Moore, founders of OId Fourth Distillery.
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This story originally aired on Oct. 28. Starting today, you can find Old Fourth Distillery vodka in select stores, restaurants and bars around Georgia.

In the early 1900s, as the temperance movement took hold in Georgia, Atlanta’s last distillery, R. M. Rose Co., packed up and left the city. Now, more than a century later, Atlantans may finally be able to taste a locally produced spirit again. 

And that’s because the newly built Old Fourth Distillery, located on Edgewood Ave, is set to start producing its first batch of vodka. 

The brothers behind it, Jeff and Craig Moore, have been working to make their dream of a local distilled liquor a reality for more than two years. We met up with them at the space to talk  a little about Atlanta’s distilling history and to ask them what it’s been like to start the first legal distillery since prohibition. 

  If you’re interested in checking out the distillery for yourself, Old Fourth Distillery will soon be scheduling tours. Call 844-OLD-FOUR for more information.