When Pearl Jam came to play the XL Center in Hartford on October 25, 2013, they were given a custom-etched bottle of Onyx Moonshine as a welcoming gift to Connecticut. “We are so happy that the XL Center sees Onyx Moonshine as the perfect gift to welcome major recording artists to Connecticut and that those performers will return home or continue on their music tours with a bit of Connecticut spirit. Producing a spirit we can all be proud of in this state has been a big part of our inspiration since the beginning,” said Adam von Gootkin, co-founder, Onyx Spirits Company. The back label was removed and custom etched by Hartford’s XL Center. Director of Marketing for XL Center, Erin Bilton, arranged the gift as the center “wanted a premium local spirit to welcome major performing artists,” said von Gootkin.