The spirit entrepreneurs of Onyx Moonshine, Adam von Gootkin and Pete Kowalczyk, opened a speakeasy tasting room at the Onyx Spirits Company distillery facility in East Hartford. The tasting room officially opened on November 20, 2015 for tours and tastes. The speakeasy features a secret bookcase entrance, reclaimed wood and metal materials, and artifacts and Prohibition-era stills from the Kowalczyk family farm. The efforts mark the legislation allowing distilleries in Connecticut to operate tasting rooms. The legislative change was a focus last session for members of the Connecticut Small Brands Council, of which von Gootkin serves as president. Onyx Moonshine products are distributed in the state through Eder Bros. and Allan S. Goodman.