Distillery Articles

Area Maps

We’ve put together up to date maps of all open distilleries in Northern California and Bay Area Distilleries, covering our home turn of San Francisco and the surrounding area. We’ve tried to link to reviews, and add hours and tour information wherever possible.

We’ve also put together a distillery map for LA.

Distillery Reviews

We’ve visited dozens of distilleries in the US and Europe and written up reviews of our travels. Here are some of our favorites:

Review #42: Archives 15 Orkney Highland Park
Single cask release from the Whisky Archives group. Bottling of a 15 year old Highalnd Park (Orkney) whisky with strong
Review #41: Port Charlotte MC:01 Marsala Cask
This is the third review of our 4-bottle Port Charlotte vertical tasting with a variety of cask maturations. The first
Review #40: Port Charlotte 2007 CC:01 Cognac Cask
This is the second review of our 4-bottle Port Charlotte vertical tasting with a variety of cask maturations. The first
Review #39: Aberlour 12
Last week we went to a lecture and vertical tasting of Aberlour led by Brand Ambassador Callum O’Donnell. After climbing
Abelour warehouse
Aberlour Distillery Tour
Our trip to Aberlour distillery in Speyside and their tasting.
Drinking at Dead Rabbit New York: Part 2
What to drink (and where to drink) at Dead Rabbit
Cognac French 75
This weekend we went to Boulibar, a new-ish restaurant in San Francisco’s Ferry Building. On the whole it was expensive
The Cognac Cocktail
Early cocktails in the 1800s were mostly based on a simple formula: a base spirit, a sweetener, a sour and
Drinking at Dead Rabbit New York: Part 1
A meticulously researched review on one of the top bars in the world
Review #38: Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Heavily Peated 2007
Our trip to the Bruichladdich distillery ended with the acquisition of our prized possession: a Valinch distillery-exclusive 500 ml bottle
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