This post originally appeared in The Bold Italic on 01/09/15.
THE BAY AREA’S BEST CRAFT DISTILLERIES
There’s a world-class craft spirits scene in the Bay Area, one founded on both tradition and innovation. On one end of the spectrum, there’s a traditional distiller who’s been in the business for over 30 years, and on the other, there’s a young company making whiskey distilled from beer. The grain-to-glass movement is picking up steam and there’s much to discover throughout the Bay.
While only a few of these distilleries have an operating tour and tasting room, their bottles are available at hundreds of bottle shops and bars throughout the area. This is our way of enlightening you to what’s happening right here in your backyard: Fine single-malt American whiskeys, craft vodka and liqueurs, some of the best gin in the world, and we’ve even included cocktail recipes to get you in the mood. Cheers!