OUR SPIRITS

 

 american made whiskey and gin

CERTIFIED CRAFT SPIRITS | DSP-CA-20064

Craft spirits are the products of an independently-owned distillery with maximum annual sales of 52,000 cases where the product is PHYSICALLY distilled and bottled on-site.

 

California Made Whiskey, Gin & Other Craft Spirits

From milling the grain to barreling, we make everything in house. As a grain to glass distillery, we’re focused on quality ingredients and unique flavor profiles.

We consider ourselves lucky to spend our days creating small batch whiskey and other spirits, complex enough to stand on their own, yet full of enough character to complement other cocktail ingredients. Visit us to taste , or find out where you can purchase near you!


 small batch rye whiskey

ALLEY 6 RYE WHISKEY

86 PROOF (43% ABV)

Our Rye Whiskey is a true small-batch whiskey twice distilled in direct-fire, traditional copper alembic pot stills from a rye malt mash composed of 78% rye and 22% aromatic malted barley from Heidelberg Germany. Each batch is aged for a minimum of nine months in small, heavy charred, new American White Oak barrels.

This young, energetic spirit has a complex flavor paired with remarkable smoothness and character. It boasts flavors of honey and oak and imparts hints of vanilla, spice of rye, and a nice subtle caramel note on the palate.

Common way to enjoy is neat or with a drop of water, also makes for a killer Old Fashioned or Manhattan.  

AWARDS: Gold Best in Show, Best of Class, Best of Division, Gold Distilled Spirits and Cocktail Competition 2018 | Gold California Craft Spirits Competition 2018 | Gold Craft Distillers Spirits Competition 2017 | Silver Outstanding Whiskies of the World 2017 | Bronze American Distilling Institute 2018 | Bronze California Craft Spirits Competition 2017 

ALLEY 6 RYE WHISKEY reviews

“The “spice” characteristic of rye is expressed with a smoky quality here, while the wee hint of plaster may be familiar to Scotch whisky fans. Apple-pie spice and orange peel add charm on the nose, and the winning finish balances malty sweetness with ashy dryness. No doubt, 22 percent malted aromatic barley in the list of ingredients contributes to this appealing whiskey, which is aged only one year in the standard regimen of charred oak barrels, but surely there’s something of that unquantifiable distillery magic at play here.”
— James Knight, North Bay Bohemian
“Nose: So interesting! Ryes often have a spicy, peppery nose to me, and this doesn’t. It’s more like a visit to a tropical island: Hints of sugar, vanilla, roasted fruit, almost chewy. Like pineapple upside down cake.

Palate: Ah, here is where that rye spice comes in. It’s so island-ey on the nose, but less so on the palate. It brings more of a traditional rye fiery kick, but mellows a little on subsequent sips. There is a little banana on the finish, though think less peel and more bananas foster. Alley 6 is like the roasted cooked fruit of rye.

Sip slowly to let its complexity pique your interest. I could see drinking this watching the back and forth of thunderstorms rolling in. Like a thunderstorm, you don’t entirely know what you’re going to get—and that’s cool.”
— Carin Moonin, The Whiskey Wash

ALLEY 6 SINGLE MALT WHISKEY

BATCH NO. 2  |  86 PROOF (43% ABV)

Alley 6 Single Malt Whiskey is twice distilled in direct-fire, traditional copper alembic pot stills from 100% malted barley from Heidelberg Germany. Each batch is aged for a minimum of nine months in small, heavy charred, used American White Oak barrels. 

AWARDS: Gold American Distilling Institute 2018 | Gold 50 Best American Single Malt 2018 | Gold California Craft Spirits Competition 2018 | Gold Craft Distillers Spirits Competition 2017 | Silver Distilled Spirits and Cocktail Competition 2018 | Silver Whiskies of the World 2017

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ALLEY 6 HARVEST GIN

BATCH NO. 2  |  80 PROOF (40% ABV)

Our Harvest Gin is first distilled in direct-fire, traditional copper alembic pot stills in order to keep the wonderful aromas of the Viognier. Then, it is distilled one final time in a column still so that we can infuse the botanicals and offer you this unique aromatic gin.

This Gin isn’t your typical gin. It’s a seasonal, limited release aromatic grape-based gin we make once a year at harvest time. The floral Viognier white wine pomace from local wineries is fermented and pressed at our distillery. We then distill it using traditional techniques. Once we have the base spirit, it’s finished with a combination of unique botanicals vapor-infused in a botanicals basket. We combine locally harvested California bay laurel and wild fennel along with juniper berries and an array of delicious botanicals. The result is a floral and complex spirit crafted to entice the most discerning palates.

AWARDS: Silver American Distilling Institute 2018 | Silver California Craft Spirits Competition 2017 | Bronze Distilled Spirits and Cocktail Competition 2018


ALLEY 6 86'd CANDY CAP BITTERS

86 PROOF (43% ABV)

Alley 6 86’d Candy Cap Bitters is composed of aromatic Candy Cap mushrooms foraged from the Sonoma Coast and a melody of baking spices that are extracted with our base rye spirit and finished in small oak barrels.

Our head distiller and co-founder, Jason Jorgensen, was 86’d from the bar industry due to residual prohibition laws in the state of California. Our line of 86’d Bitters is his ode to the industry.