Cornish Moonshine - Unaged White Whisky!

A Food and Drink project Truro, Cornwall

Cornish Moonshine - Unaged White Whisky!

Cornish Moonshine is a cheeky new Company that needs your help. We're raising funds to push Cornish Moonshine beyond the Cornish Borders.

They did it!


On 3rd Nov 2016 we successfully raised

£2,840

with

36 backers

in

34 days


Project owner

Born and raised down the back streets of Cornwall, Cornish Moonshine is the rebellious love child of three mates who share the same passion for life and love for Whisky.  Their mission is to create a range of distinctively smooth unaged white whiskies made with 100% Cornish Barley, and give their drinkers as many reasons as possible to have a laugh.


About Us

The Cornish Moonshine team have many things in common, but the one thing that stands out above all is our passion for the lives we live.  We are lighthearted philosophers, and enjoy nothing more than to sit in the evening sun, Cornish Moonshine in hand, and tell stories of adventures we've had, or the ones that are still to come.

We passionately believe that the purpose of our short and colourful lives is to have as much fun as we can while we're here.

We like to challenge the status quo as often as possible, and don't like to do things simply because others are doing them.  We prefer to pave our own path, even if it leads somewhere unexpected. 

We try to do this on a daily basis, and we do this through our beloved brand Cornish Moonshine.  It's different, it's fun, it's a bit cheeky, and fortunately for all of our drinkers - it's as smooth as the ice it's served with.

103609-f4f203b69e7d267a5f3c73d43138acfc.Why Moonshine?

The term 'Moonshine' is commonly defined as Unaged White Whisky, and the word whisky is derived from the Classical Gaelic word “usquebaugh” which means “Water of Life”.  "Usquebaugh" then phonetically became “usky” and then “whisky” in English.  So, if 'whisky' means 'Water of Life', there is no other liquid that could better personify who we are as a team, and our passion for life.

We want to share our lust for life and our passion for the Water of Life (Whisky), with everyone we come in to contact with.

Why Crowdfunder?

Like any Start Up business, our biggest challenge is to overcome the cashflow issues that we're bound to face at the start.  We've just had an amazing summer, with over 3,000 bottles of Cornish Moonshine being ordered before they were even produced!  In order to keep up with demand, we need to produce a lot more stock which requires a lot more moolah to make it happen.

So, we thought we'd see whether we can gain some financial help from supporters like you, and offer you exclusive rewards in return so it's a win-win for everyone involved.

Any funds raised via this Crowdfunder Campaign will increase our capacity to continually produce our Cornish Moonshine, so we never have to say "Sorry, we've sold out" to our customers again.  If they want Cornish Moonshine then and there, we want to be able to deliver then and there.

It's been an exciting ride so far, and we'd love for you to join us.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!  Literally, any and all pledges will make a huge difference!

REWARDS

YOUR PLEDGE - £10.00

LUCKY DIP!

Every £10.00 pledger will go in the draw to win 1 x 50cl bottle of your choice of Cornish Moonshine (Smooth or Devil Water).

YOUR PLEDGE - £40.00

Hot Potato! Hot Potato! Hot Potato! You really are a believer... Thank you very much for the generous pledge.

For your generosity, you'll get:

2 x 50cl Bottle of 42% Cornish Moonshine - Smooth - Unaged White Whisky at the completion of this Crowdfunder Campaign.

1 x Invite to the Founder's Party.

Best served when no one is looking...

Thank you and enjoy!!

NEW PLEDGE - £50.00 (Limited to 50 only)

You Beauty!

We've created a brand new reward that's a little bit different.

Pledge £50.00 to our campaign and receive:

1 x 50cl Bottle of 42% Cornish Moonshine - Smooth - Unaged White Whisky at the completion of this Crowdfunder Campaign.

1 x 50cl Bottle of 55% Cornish Moonshine - Devil Water - Unaged White Whisky at the completion of this Crowdfunder Campaign.

1 x Invite to the Founder's Party.

PLUS your very own Handcrafted Cornish Moonshine Wooden Gift Box!!

Your Pledge - £85.00

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit!

You're a huge help to our cause - thank you!

In exchange for your significant pledge, you will get:

2 x 50cl Bottle of 42% Cornish Moonshine - Smooth - Unaged White Whisky at the completion of this Crowdfunder Campaign.
1 x 50cl Bottle of 55% Cornish Moonshine - Devil Water - Unaged White Whisky at Christmas 2016.

1 x Invite to the Founder's Party

1 x Cornish Moonshine Wall Plaque for your Man Cave!

Look out!

Your Pledge - £100

Woweeee! - We don't know quite what to say.

Words are meaningless, let us reward you with:

2 x 50cl Bottle of 42% Cornish Moonshine - Smooth - Unaged White Whisky at the completion of this Crowdfunder Campaign.
1 x 50cl Bottle of 55% Cornish Moonshine - Devil Water - Unaged White Whisky at Christmas 2016.

1 x 50cl Bottle of your choice of Cornish Moonshine (Smooth or Devil Water) on your Birthday 2017.

1 x Invite to the Founder's Party

1 x Cornish Moonshine Wall Plaque for your Man Cave!

Your name listed under our 'Co-Founder's' page on our website - www.cornishmoonshine.com

Your Pledge - £250.00

Well shiver me timbers and call me Woody! Your generosity blows us away!

We can't thank you enough, but we'll try by rewarding you with the following:

2 x 50cl Bottle of 42% Cornish Moonshine - Smooth - Unaged White Whisky at the completion of this Crowdfunder Campaign.

2 x 50cl Bottle of 55% Cornish Moonshine - Devil Water - Unaged White Whisky at the completion of this Crowdfunder Campaign.
2 x 50cl Bottle of 55% Cornish Moonshine - Devil Water - Unaged White Whisky at Christmas 2016.
2 x 50cl Bottle of 42% Cornish Moonshine - Smooth - Unaged White Whisky on your birthday (2017).
4 x Invites to the Founder's Party!

1 x Cornish Moonshine Wall Plaque for your Man Cave!

1 x Cornish Moonshine Presentation Box.

Your name listed under our 'Co-Founder's' page on our website - www.cornishmoonshine.com

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

OH.MY.DAYS. You've just made our year!

Your generous pledge has catapulted us towards our target so thank you very much indeed!

As a true blue Moonshiner, we've got something a little special for you:

4 x 50cl Bottle of 42% Cornish Moonshine - Smooth - Unaged White Whisky at the completion of this Crowdfunder Campaign.
3 x 50cl Bottle of 55% Cornish Moonshine - Devil Water - Unaged White Whisky at Christmas 2016.
2 x 50cl Bottle of 42% Cornish Moonshine - Smooth - Unaged White Whisky at Christmas 2016.
2 x 50cl Bottle of 42% Cornish Moonshine - Smooth - Unaged White Whisky on your birthday (2017).            
10 x Invites to the Founder's Party!

1 x 50cl Bottle of 17% Cornish Moonshine - Strawberry Strumpet - a delicious strawberries & cream whisky liquer.  You'll receive a bottle from the very first batch ever made.

1 x Cornish Moonshine Wall Plaque for your Man Cave!

1 x Cornish Moonshine Presentation Box.

Your name listed under our 'Co-Founder's' page on our website - www.cornishmoonshine.com

Thank You

To everyone that pledged, shared our campaign on Facebook or Twitter, or spoke to their friends about our campaign - thank you very much.

We hugely appreciate your generosity, and support.  We love what we do, and to know that there are others out there that want to get in behind us is very humbling.

We hope we do you proud and make Cornish Moonshine a household name in the UK.

We're hoping to open a Visitor Centre and the first Cornish Moonshine Bar & Grill in 2017, so maybe we'll see you all there in time.  Watch this space...

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MEET THE TEAM

Hamish Ludbrook - Managing Director

103609-da64f0ee5e31a9f0e0228d5091eb21ab.They say love can move mountains... Unfortunately though, this isn't the case for Cornish Moonshine's Managing Director, Hamish Ludbrook.

Hamish moved to Cornwall from New Zealand in 2015 and while he wishes that he could move mountains to bring NZ and the UK closer together, he can't. Instead, Hamish racks up a fair few Air New Zealand status points by travelling to and from the UK and NZ to share his time between the things that he can't live without - his girlfriend and dog in the UK, and his friends and family in New Zealand.

Fortunately for Hamish, he's developed a few new loves in the UK - the Cornish people, the Cornish coast, the accessible surf spots, and Cornish Moonshine.

Hamish met the Founder of Cornish Moonshine, Simon Duggan, in March 2016 who had just produced his first batch of the unaged white whisky and was preparing to take it to market.

An entrepreneur by nature, Hamish took a sip, had one look at the brand and said "I'm in".

A very fast paced 6 months later, they've sold over 3,000 bottles of Cornish Moonshine and the demand continues to grow exponentially.

Hamish has a passion for anything that challenges the status quo, as well as anything that could potentially put a smile on people's faces - Cornish Moonshine does both, so he's thoroughly enjoying his role within the company.

He, Simon, and their genius designer (who is also an owner of the company), share an ambitious but doable vision of the future.

They see Cornish Moonshine being sold in over 1,000 outlets across the UK, a Cornish Moonshine Visitor Centre being built at the Cornish Moonshine Distillery, and the first ever Cornish Moonshine Bar & Grill being opened in 2017.

Significant distributors and partners have already began to support the team at Cornish Moonshine on this quest.

Hamish is an avid adventurer and the Cornish Moonshine brand appeals to that adventurous spirit. Having done 5 sky-dives, 3 bungy jumps, and 1 giant canyon swing, he's a big kid at heart and the chance of being part of the Cornish Moonshine story was another adventure waiting to happen...

Simon Duggan - Founder

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Have you ever seen the Jim Carey movie 'Yes Man!', well, Simon Duggan is a real life 'Yes Man', as there's nothing that Simon won't have a go at.  A true entrepreneur, his mind is constantly on the go on what cool new things he can create, and he's got the action oriented personality trait to back it up.

He's a 'hands on' sort of chap and is most valuable when he's using them, whether it's in the kitchen of the Caerhays Cafe, which he runs with his partner, or building epic looking bars for man caves (or women caves) all over the country.  If you're thinking of setting up a man cave for you and your buddies, look no further - Simon will hook you up.

Simon, like Hamish and Adam, has a primary focus in life - to create a lifestyle for himself that allows him to spend as much time having fun with friends and family.  He doesn't believe in working from 9 til 5 in order to have a few days of life on the weekend and if he's going to spend time away from his family making money to support them - you can guarantee that he'll choose to make money by doing something that will put a smile on someone's face. Whether it be Cornish Moonshine itself, or offering people the opportunity to serve drinks off the back of his beloved Classic Pick Up Truck to make special events that much more special, Simon is always thinking of how he can make other people's lives better.

More recently, he's decided to open a Drive in Cinema out at Caerhays Cafe, something that is expected to be a huge hit with Cornwall's locals.  The first Drive in Cinema night is the 15th of October, where Jurassic Park will be shown.  He doesn't do things by halves either, as all the latest technologies will be used to ensure everyone has a good time no matter what the weather.  Specifically, he's partnered with a technology company that allows you to tune the sound of the movie in to your car's radio.  Ever heard a Vilociraptor breathing down the back of your neck?  Well, if you've got speakers in the back seat of your car, you'll get the opportunity on the 15th of October.

Adam Barbery - Designer
103609-edbabf5156905223b7d8720d6899bc2a.This lad has some serious skieeellllssss (skills).  Whether it's on or off the field, Adam has a knack for producing some fairly creative plays.  The Cornish Moonshine branding is an example of this, and we're excited to see what he's going to do next.

A graphic designer, photographer, rugby player, and outright good lad, is our Adam Barbery.

He could easily pick up a high-flying job working as a creative designer for a large corporate, but that's not how Adam rolls.  He'd rather take the risk himself, go out on his own, and have 100% automony on what he designs and for whom.

Fortunately, Adam's connection with Simon's son meant that he had an affinity to the Cornish Moonshine story and was eager to take on the task of creating a brand that represented the Moonshine culture, and we believe he's hit the nail on the head.

Hamish, Simon, and Adam would collectively like to thank everyone for being a part of this crowdfunding campaign.