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 #9: Faultline Jamaican 16
Faultline is K&L’s independent bottling brand and we had acquired a delicious Hampden 14 year and a so-so gin from
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
Highland Park Full Volume
Review #54: Highland Park Full Volume
At some point, we should write up a long post on Highland Park because it is massively popular at our
Cocktail being poured into glass
Ajax Cocktail
Genever based cocktail from Romanian bartender Calin Ioniciu.
Wayward Rye
Review #53: Wayward Rye Whiskey
Along with our tasting of Thomas H Handy at Interval Long Now (we rated it 9/10 for a $20 pour),
Thomas H Handy 2017
Review #52: Thomas H Handy Sazerac 2017
We have been meaning to go to Interval at Long Now (tucked away in Fort Mason) in San Francisco for