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:

Parasol (Banana Daquiri) on Fire
We originally bought Giffard’s banana liqueur solely for the purpose of making I Love Lamp, a cocktail featured in Imbibe.
Review #62: Akashi White Oak 5 Year White Wine Single Malt
This is a continuation of the series of posts on whiskies we tried in Japan. Most of the places we
Drunk Uncle Islay Cocktail
Drunk Uncle
Islay scotch and Cynar. Enough said.
Review #61: Signatory Royal Lochnagar 1991
While we were having the Port Ellen and a sherry aged Port Charlotte at our new favorite scotch bar (Campbelltoun
Review #60: Ichiro Malt Chichibu
We wrote about Bar High Five during our last trip to Japan. It remains my favorite of the excellent Ginza
Review #59: Rona’s Cask Port Charlotte 13 Year
This continues our series of whisky reviews that we wrote while touring some of the best scotch bars we have
Review #58: Golden Cask Port Ellen
This starts a series of whisky reviews we started while we were in Tokyo and Osaka, which have some of
Sedentary Banana
Tasty summery cocktail featuring peated whiskey, rum, banana liqueur, and Sherry.
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