It’s all about whiskey at this inviting, wood-paneled distillery. The company produces six spirits: A Sonoma rye whiskey, a cherrywood rye whiskey, the 2nd Chance wheat whiskey and three West Kentucky-style bourbon whiskeys. The hour-long tour gives a glimpse into the entire production process, from mashing and fermenting to distilling and barrel aging ($20). The company sources non-GMO grains from California, Canada and the UK, and smokes its malted barley locally using California Cherrywood. The distillery uses distinctive direct-fire, copper pot stills, which give the whiskey subtle caramelized notes. Cap off the tour with a tasting of all six spirits in the barrel-lined tasting room.
|Venue name:||Sonoma County Distilling Co.|
5625 State Farm Dr
|Opening hours:||Tastings Wed-Sun 11am-5pm; Tours Thu-Fri 2pm and Sat-Sun 11am, 2pm, and 4pm.|
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