[Waterville, NB] – Moonshine Creek Distillery is proud to announce a new collaboration with Moosehead Breweries. ‘Community Spirit’ is a rye lager virgin oak barrel aged whisky inspired by the work we did with Moosehead to produce hand sanitizer during the the COVID-19 pandemic.In mid-March we wanted to support efforts to keep the community safe by producing hand sanitizer but didn’t have the ingredients required to produce significant quantities. Moosehead had the same goal, but lacked product with a high enough alcohol content. With Moosehead providing 24,000 litres of beer to the distillery, we were the able to ramp up sanitizer production by distilling it to the percentage required.Once the sanitizer production was complete, we had an opportunity to take it further. We have crafted a unique whisky by blending the workable materials, known as heads and tails, of the distilled Moosehead Lager into the second distillation run of a rye spirit, which is then blended with maple tree water.While the spirit itself is currently in a three-year aging process, 500 certificates for bottles of the whisky will be made available for sale on Wednesday July 15, at 9:00 a.m. ADT on our online shop.Certificates are $100 each, and 100% of proceeds from every sale will be donated to New Brunswick Food Banks – a $50,000 donation, assuming all certificates are claimed. Consumers from anywhere in Canada can make the purchase and will be able to redeem their individual certificate for their 750ml finished bottle in June 2023.This unique collaboration really demonstrates just how much we can accomplish when we come together. “Community Spirit” was born out of a literal sense of community spirit and we hope that in three years, when Canadians open and enjoy the finished whisky, they’ll remember how Canadians worked together in a time of crisis to better us all.