Use one of these premium moonshines to create delicious cocktails! Belle Isle Moonshine is named for a small, 540-acre island located smack dab in the middle of the James River in Richmond, VA. In the 1860s, Civil War soldiers began taking a surplus of corn rations and elevating the moonshine distilling process by using copper kettles as higher quality stills. Where did this happen? On none other than Belle Isle itself. The founders of Belle Isle Moonshine dreamed up a handcrafted premium moonshine, made using the same techniques passed down by our American ancestors, distilled from 100% organic corn, and made with only the best ingredients.