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Spirit Works Distillery

6790 McKinley Ave, Suite 100, Sebastopol, CA 95472-3496
+1 707-634-4793
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Definitely worth a stop. See the distilling process followed by a tasting. Informative and fun! The... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Chris B
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Spirit Works Distillery amazing spirits and a fascinating tour!

I can't believe I live in Sebastopol and am just discovering this gem! We went for a tour and... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Sharon M
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Spirit Works Distillery is a grain-to-glass facility located in The Barlow in downtown Sebastopol producing Vodka, Gin, Sloe Gin and Whiskey. We bring in whole. organic California grain which we mill, mash, ferment, distill, and bottle, entirely onsite. Tasting Room visitors are welcome to come by without advance reservations, sample our products, and find out more about what we do! We also offer tours Friday-Sunday at 5pm for $20 per person which includes a full tasting of our spirits and lasts about one hour. Reservations for tours may be made in advance by visiting our website.
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“sloe gin” (6 reviews)
“barrel aged” (3 reviews)
“rye whiskey” (3 reviews)
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6790 McKinley Ave, Suite 100, Sebastopol, CA 95472-3496
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+1 707-634-4793
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a stop. See the distilling process followed by a tasting. Informative and fun! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Check out the music barrels.

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Amanda G, Manager at Spirit Works Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thank you for the review! We are glad you had a great time on our tour. The next music barrel should make an appearance later this year or early 2019! Keep an eye out for the release. Cheers, Amanda

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

I can't believe I live in Sebastopol and am just discovering this gem! We went for a tour and tasting with friends this Sunday. The tour was both fascinating and entertaining. And the tasting was over-the top amazing. I anticipated sitting out the tasting... sipping...More

Thank Sharon M
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Amanda G, Manager at Spirit Works Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Sharon, Thank you so much for the kind words! Your group was a pleasure to host and I'm glad you all had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again for the holiday weekend. Cheers, Amanda

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

If you like good conversation and good whisky this is the place to taste & buy! Also I am not a Gin fan in general but their Gin is excellent. This is a must stop if you are in Sebastopol.

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Amanda G, Manager at Spirit Works Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Thank you for the review! I love getting folks to try our Gin, it's not what most are used to! We hope to see you again on your next visit to Sebastopol. So glad you enjoyed the stop! Cheers, Amanda

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Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

We gave visited several times and love the experience.They make vodka, gin and several whiskies on site. Everything is incredibly well made and unique. I LOVE their Rye whiskey and their Sloe gin is the best you will get anywhere. The staff are smart, funny...More

Thank Ian B
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Amanda G, Manager at Spirit Works Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2018

Thank you for coming in! So glad you love our Rye Whiskey. It's hard to be patient at times, but the whiskey is well worth the wait. We will be releasing some new whiskey styles this year along with a single malt. So check in...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2017

Our group of four went on the distillery tour for a family holiday outing. Two of us live in town and have wanted to go since they opened a few years ago. Amanda was our tour guide, and she was super personable and informative without...More

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Amanda G, Manager at Spirit Works Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2018

Thank you for stopping by! Your group was a fun one to host! You will be happy to know Timo got me an ipod first thing this year! So glad Timo was able to stop by as well. He always times it right so he...More

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Reviewed December 11, 2017

The distillery offers tours on the weekends at 5. We had a phenomenal guide - Riley - explain the processes used at Spirit Works and what makes them different. His talk was informative but also highly entertaining. This was followed by a tasting of six...More

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Amanda G, Manager at Spirit Works Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2017

Thank you for your review! We strive to make the tour a fun experience, so we are so glad you had a great time! As always, we look forward to your next visit. Cheers, Amanda

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Reviewed November 18, 2017

Riley’s passion for distilling is contagious! We learned so much and loved the tasting experience. GO. It’s great!

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Jessica S, Manager at Spirit Works Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

Thank you so much for your review! Riley is a fantastic employee and we are so glad he showed you a good time. We look forward to your next visit! Cheers, Amanda

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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

We are visiting friends from Healdsburg this week and decided to break from wine and check out this Distillery. Even if you are not a connoisseur of spirits, the tour was informative and fun. They are testing the effects of music on how the spirits...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

A visiting friend and I did a tasting here. I had been in when they first opened, before on-site sales were allowed, and thought it was promising, but had a way to go. On this second visit, I was blown away with the variety, and...More

Thank GoLongNow
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Management response:Responded July 23, 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit! We have grown quite a bit in the years since opening. We are excited to have you as part of the club and look forward to releasing some more fun product before the end of the year. Thanks for...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Organic grains made into delicious drinks. We had a great time tasting vodka, gin, whisky, and slogin. The tour gave good information on how spirits are made from start to finish and then tastings. I thought I didn't like gun til I tasted it -...More

Thank Beth D
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Management response:Responded July 12, 2017

So glad you enjoyed your experience Beth! I had a great time taking care of your group. We love hearing that guests enjoy the education, because that's what were all about! Also glad to know that our Gin has made you a believer! We look...More

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