West Coast


"Go West, Young Dram!" - Our Favorite Whiskies West of the Mississippi

Posted by Mish Sukharev on

There is a persistent myth that has grown rampant in the world - that great bourbon and rye, the great treasures of the imbiber's New World, can only be made and barreled in a small fraction of the land of "amber waves of grain." But just like The Star Sprangled Banner, bourbon and rye, and all the wonderful in-betweens of American Whiskey, belong to no man, state or county. Learn more about our favorite Whiskies of the West.

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Wright & Brown Barrel #27 Release #2 (Brandy Barrel Finish): Release and Tasting

Posted by Mish Sukharev on

Oh boy, it’s here! - On Tuesday Earl of Wright & Brown dropped off the second half of our Barrel #27 Rum, the half that spent an extra 6 months being finished in several Brandy quarter cask barrels. And man, was it worth the wait!
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Wright and Brown: The gold standard of local, crafty, small batch, whiskey

Posted by Joe Barwin on

"Craft whiskey" has finally evolved beyond the semi-meaningless small batch, artisanal, hand-crafted tropes that it created for itself and Oakland's own Wright & Brown's Rye and Bourbon Whiskey is case and point.  This is objectively good whiskey - local, small batch (fewer than 800 bottles), artisanal, hand-crafted be damned.   
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Lo-Fi Aperitifs, Perfect for Spritz's and Never Fail Cocktails

Posted by Joe Barwin on

Looking for a light, flavorful, refreshing, and low ABV cocktail for those summer afternoons?  Let us introduce you to the perfect solution.

Lo-Fi Aperitifs are a line of vermouths and amaro crafted with California wines and natural herbs & botanicals. It can be enjoyed on it’s own, or used generously in a cocktail — not just whispered over a martini. They infuse their wine with a unique blend of botanicals are listed right on the label. Everything that’s in it, is on it! 

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Check out California’s newest craft Bourbon

Posted by CJ Best on

Venus Spirits is a micro-distillery for many tastes. Be it gin, aquavit, blue agave spirit, rye, or single malt whiskey, Venus has a best in class expression for you. But bourbon fanatics are finally getting their fill with the release of the Venus Wayward Bourbon.
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