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:

Rum Review #12: Black Tot
Drinking the last rum ration allocated for the British Imperial navy
Douglas Cocktail
Peaty cocktail featuring Lagavulin 16 from L’Abbattoir
Rum Review #11: Cadenhead SFJE Monymusk 14
I love Cadenhead. It was the first place I stopped off in England. I not only made a purposeful detour
Rum Review #10: Angostura No. 1 Oloroso Sherry
It’s always fun to try interesting cask finished rums, although with the exception of Foursquare, I can’t say that I’ve
Rum Review #9: Faultline Jamaican 16
Dunder, for scotch drinkers, is slightly analogous to the rum-world equivalent of peat. Except instead of moss, it is a
Review #57: Laphroaig Distillery Exclusive (2005 Bourbon to PX Cask)
As mentioned in Review #56 (Laphroaig 2011 Oloroso Sherry Cask from the distillery), we are now siphoning off the distillery
Rum Review #8: Uruapan Agricole Rum
After joining the Rumbustion Society at Smuggler’s Cove, we have been on a (very slow) quest to hit 300 rums
Review #56: Laphroaig Distillery Exclusive (Oloroso Sherry 2011)
Back during our 2018 Thanksgiving break (end of November for non-Americans), we went to Islay in Scotland and visited the
Funk-groni Negroni
High octane negroni with split base between Rumfire and El Dorado
Review #55: Bowmore 18
We’re always on the hunt for difficult-to-procure bottles, but the Bowmore 18 is broadly available, if a little expensive. But