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2017 AWARDS Season

 

Good Food Awards

Wayward Whiskey Rye 


American Craft Spirits Awards 

El Ladrón Añejo - SILVER
Venus Spirits Gin Blend No. 01 - BRONZE
Wayward Whiskey Single Malt - BRONZE
El Ladrón Blanco - BRONZE
Venus Spirits Aquavit - BRONZE

 

American Distilling Institute Judging of Craft Spirits

 

Wayward Whiskey Bourbon - GOLD (packaging)
Venus Spirits Aquavit - SILVER (spirit & packaging)
Venus Spirits Gin Blend No. 01 - BRONZE
Wayward Whiskey Rye - BRONZE
Wayward Whiskey Bourbon - BRONZE

 

DISTILLED Spirit Competition

Venus Spirits Aquavit - SILVER
El Ladrón Reposado - SILVER

 

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Gin Foundry Review

Our friends over at Gin Foundry have written a detailed review of Venus Gin Blend No. 01 and Blend No. 02, along with an insight into Sean Venus' journey to distilling.

Check it out here!

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Clam Chowder Cook-off

February 25th

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Team Venus Spirits will be cooking up delicious chowder this Saturday at the annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off. Look for our tent!

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Venus + Mutari

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Venus + Mutari

February 11th
5pm-7pm

Venus Spirits tasting room

Join us for a special cocktail hour this Saturday, February 11th from 5pm-7pm in our tasting room. Mutari will be here pouring delicious tastes of their organic drinking chocolate, which they make "bean to bottle" here in Santa Cruz. We will be serving a Valentine's cocktail made with a rich chocolate syrup Mutari has created for the evening.

Gift boxes will also be available for you to fill with spirits, hot chocolate and other goodies for your Valentine (or yourself!). So please join us and indulge in locally crafted spirits & chocolate!

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Rye Wins Good Food Award

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Rye Wins Good Food Award

It's official! Wayward Whiskey Rye has been named a Good Food Award winner, the third win for Venus Spirits in three years. Find more about the awards here.

All of the winning products will be available to taste and purchase at the Good Food Awards Marketplace this Sunday, January 22nd, at Fort Mason Center.

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Cocktail Night

January 24th

 

Local favorites Venus Spirits and Golden Bear Bitters: true Santa Cruz craft cocktails.

Reserve your spot for cocktail night at Soif, and learn about spirits & bitters from the makers themselves. 

More information here.

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Girls Rock // Ibis Cycles

January 14th

Ibis Cycles 

Ladies! Join us at Ibis Cycles' Santa Cruz warehouse for cocktails and food. The morning ride has been cancelled due to weather conditions, but cocktails will be served starting at noon! All proceeds from cocktail sales will go to Girls Rock to fund their non-profit incorporation. See you there!

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Wayward Whiskey Bourbon

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Wayward Whiskey Bourbon

Bourbon is here!

 

The first bourbon barrels have been emptied and bottles will be available starting this Friday, November 25th. This initial release will be sold exclusively at the Venus Spirits tasting room, limit 2 bottles per person.

Happy Thanksgiving and we'll see you this weekend!

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Culture & Cocktails

November 17th
6 PM

The San Diego Museum of Art

Photo via San Diego Museum of Art

Photo via San Diego Museum of Art

An evening inspired by Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture featuring a signature Venus Spirits cocktail. Tickets and more information can be found here.

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Visit Our Happy Place

by Garrick Ramirez | Visit Santa Cruz

Garrick stopped by the distillery to experience what he calls "one of Santa Cruz’s best kept secrets".

Read the full story here.

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