COPPER POT STILLS
Adhering to traditional methods, we’ve chosen to use direct fire, copper pot stills for our distillation process. Our labor intensive production requires we distill twice to allow our rudimentary stills to reach a high enough alcohol concentration to go to barrel. In return, we are left with a beautifully viscous and high ester-driven spirit. At Sonoma County Distilling Company, we keep a watchful eye for burns as our direct-fire stills produce a consistent and slight caramelization. It’s through this imperfection that we find distinction. Using a mindful approach, combined with our coastal climate and refined barrel program, we craft our distinctive style; confirming our commitment to producing world-class whiskeys.
“While working with great Master Distillers and Blenders over the years, I’ve honed my stills to continually raise the bar with each new product and batch. There are no “Masters” here per say; we’re just regular people striving every day to better themselves and their craft. I like to say we’re making whiskeys in a small way for a big world. — Adam Spiegel, Sonoma County Distilling Company
GRAIN TO GLASS
Grain to Glass is our focus at Sonoma County Distilling Company. Every level of the production is handled in-house including the milling, mashing and fermentation of grains, direct-fire copper alembic pot distillation, American oak barrel aging, bottling and labeling. Proudly ignoring the industry trends in pursuit of a new legacy, we are steeped in traditional values but fueled by modern taste. We source only the finest non-GMO grains from California and our malted barley is locally smoked in Petaluma with California Cherrywood. Our new, American oak barrels are proudly made in Missouri and Minnesota. Through hard work, traditional time-honored techniques and our ideal location in picturesque Sonoma County, we are California’s premier whiskey distillery.