About Us

East Coast Distilling was founded…

in 2014 by Carl L. Coombs III. The Coombs family has a long history of producing wine and spirits ‘privately’, which Carl wanted to share with the area. Borrowing some of his family’s moonshine recipes, Carl created Jersey Shine – an all natural line of flavored moonshines. He spent a couple years handling the hundreds of details needed to put a craft distillery together, and in the Spring of 2016, brought Jersey Shine to the marketplace.

East Coast Distilling is located within the Millville Municipal Airport complex in Millville, New Jersey. The airport was originally “America’s First Defense Airport”, having trained nearly 1,500 pilots in gunnery practice with the Republic P-47 “Thunderbolt” plane during World War II. During that time, the distillery’s building was used as a warehouse.

East Coast Distilling produces a line of moonshine branded as Jersey Shine. It is a gluten-free grain neutral spirit infused with all natural (no preservatives) juices. Currently, we produce seven flavored moonshines: Apple Pie, Black Cherry, Cranberry, Margarita, Lemonade, Raspberry, Strawberry and an 100 proof White Lightning. The Tasting Room features weekend tours with tastings.

The staff at East Coast Distilling hopes to see you soon!

Carl L. Coombs III
Carl L. Coombs III