OUR JOURNEY

Updated: Aug 18

IT HASN’T BEEN EASY,

BUT WE’RE HAVING SO MUCH FUN


Our road to where we are today is paved with excitement, learning as we go, hurrying up and waiting, triumphs, and more than a few hurdles. Despite the actual blood, sweat & tears, we are incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished and wouldn’t have it any other way. We are the first distillery to operate in Huntington Beach, and the third in Orange County, CA.


September 2015

THE IDEA WAS BORN

Jackson Hole, WY

While on vacation we came across a local craft distillery selling cocktails at a downtown craft fair. We were inspired by their connection to their hometown and how they produced their spirits to represent the beautiful town they lived in.


September 2017

THE PERFECT SPACE FOUND

A couple years later, we decided to take the plunge and took over the space that was occupied by Brew Bakers for more than 20 years. The timing was perfect and we couldn’t believe it. We thought we could ride the current CUP that was in place, but as luck (or lack thereof) would have it, the City required us to apply for a new one.


September 2017

THE BLANK CANVAS

Let the fun begin! We started with a blank canvas and went to town. We had plumbing, electrical, concrete & painting done in a matter of months. We are so thankful for such a supportive family who helped along the way.


December 2017

ABC LICENSE APPROVED

ABC License poster. 1st distillery to operate in Huntington Beach

Who knew that such a common notice poster could cause such excitement! After it was posted for 30 days we received our official license.


January 2018

STILL SETUP

With construction almost complete it was time to setup our still. It was so exciting to see it all come together. Local piping company So-Cal Fab & Supply Co helped us out with the final pipe fittings which brought everything together. A big thank you to John & Blake!!


January 2018

BARRELS!


Aren’t they beautiful?? We were so excited to receive our 5 & 10 gallon barrels because it meant that it was only a matter of time before we would be able to share the aging process with…you! If you haven’t heard about purchasing your very own barrel, click here for more details. We can’t wait to bring everyone in on the fun!













May 23, 2018

TASTING ROOM SOFT OPENING

Our first tasting room cocktail menu was developed by the incredibly kind and talented Mixologist, Ben Carpenter. We were so new to the craft cocktail industry and would not have been able to pull this off without Ben's help.

We also received an unexpected and amazing level of support from our friends, family, excited locals & our Huntington Beach Chamber members.



July 11, 2018

HUNTINGTON BEACH OFFICIAL RIBBON CUTTING

Ribbon Cutting ceremony with the Huntington Beach Chamber

We cannot express how fortunate we are to be part of such a warm, welcoming & supportive Chamber. Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated with us!


July 14, 2018

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

Grand Opening notes from our lovely guests

This barrel represents so much to us and it warms our hearts every time we see it. We had a wonderful Grand Opening Celebration and cannot begin to express our gratitude to those who have supported us from the beginning. Thank you to ALL who joined us!!


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