OUR STORY

Established 2012 | Sonoma County | Healdsburg, CA

Krystle and Jason Jorgensen founded Alley 6 Craft Distillery in 2012. As artisans and business owners, the Jorgensen’s process is defined by a love for the craft and a deep appreciation for spirits. 

Alley 6 is, first and foremost, a small independent family-owned business, built by thrifty nickels and a lot of brow sweat. Amidst some of the best wineries, cideries and breweries in the land, the distillery is a dream come true. Krystle & Jason first began to develop an interest in beer and winemaking after moving to Northern California. Jason started slinging drinks at a steakhouse where they sell some of the best whiskies in the world and soon fell head first into the craft-distilling arena. They began attending tastings and shows, touring local distilleries, and eventually going on a life-changing trip to Scotland.

They knew this was their life’s passion and could be happy making whiskey every day. Happy to say after many years of planning, practicing and endless daydreaming the first batch of Alley 6 Rye Whiskey hit the shelves Summer 2015.

Alley 6 is truly a small batch craft distillery that delivers you a one of a kind experience. The distillery produces premium spirits in small batches using traditional distilling techniques. Two 132 gallon Alembic Copper pot stills chug away to create our complex spirits. Every part of the process is done right here at the distillery in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California—from milling the grain, to mashing, fermenting, distilling, barreling, and bottling. As a grain to glass distillery, Alley 6 is focused on quality ingredients, a hands-on process and unique flavor profiles. Experimenting with every step in the process has helped to better understand the effects of subtle choices on the final product resulting in spirits with deep complexity and character unlike anything you've tasted before.

We love what we do and do what we love, and we want to share it with you!  

 

CERTIFIED CRAFT SPIRITS

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.

 
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KRYSTLE JORGENSEN Co-Founder & Creative Director, she has a specially designed hat closet. 

KRYSTLE JORGENSEN Co-Founder & Creative Director, she has a specially designed hat closet. 

JASON JORGENSEN Co-Founder & Head Distiller, he likes booze, more so than anyone else. 

JASON JORGENSEN Co-Founder & Head Distiller, he likes booze, more so than anyone else. 

NEIL ESPINOSA You'll occasionally find Neil in the tasting room, helping out with production and generally drinking with this same smile on his face. 

NEIL ESPINOSA You'll occasionally find Neil in the tasting room, helping out with production and generally drinking with this same smile on his face. 

Krystle & Jason Jorgensen, Est. 1997

Krystle & Jason Jorgensen, Est. 1997