CALIFORNIA PREMIERE CRAFT DISTILLERY

Month: March 2019

Distiller’s Update, 6/15: Bourbon & Barrel Aging

By Eric Boone / June 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

Thank you for joining us for what should be the first of many Distiller’s Updates! The hope is to give everyone a little insight into what’s going on behind the scenes here at Patio29. We’ll talk about upcoming releases, distilling knowledge, and a little bit about what makes the craft spirit industry special. So, I … Read more

Patio29 Twin Mischief Rum

By GoodLife29 / March 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Yes, we will make rum! Few people know the historical importance of rum in this country.  The increased taxation of it ignited our revolution against, and independence from, England and motivated our young county’s conversion to grain spirits. Rum has its own classification under U.S. regulations:  “an alcoholic distillate from the fermented juice of sugar … Read more

Patio29 Yolo County Craft Vodka

By GoodLife29 / January 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Yes, we will make vodka! Someone once said: “I’ve never understood vodka, It’s just really bad-tempered water.” Vodka, under U.S. regulations, is meant to be “without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color.”  It is the stuff you mix with other stuff… or the stuff you drink straight when you just want a buzz not distracted … Read more

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Barrel-Aging Spirits

By GoodLife29 / March 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Beauty of Brown Many people don’t know that all spirits start out sparkling clear. They don’t know that their favorite amber or golden-brown liquid in a glass started out looking like vodka when it first came off the still. Well, it likely did not taste like vodka (at least we hope not!) While vodka … Read more

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The Spirit of the Grain

By GoodLife29 / March 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

A Bit of History on American Spirits Today most spirit-lovers can rightly identify whiskey, more specifically bourbon whiskey, as being distinctly American. However, in the beginning the drink was rum. An offshoot of the Caribbean’s sugar trade (rum is fermented molasses), the drink quickly found its way to the American colonies. So much of it, … Read more