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To catch a thief

By Amber Turpin // Spoonful Magazine

El Ladrón translates to "the thief," and it's the name of the blue agave spirits we're making here in Santa Cruz, CA. Read about our El ladrón, the distillery and find an awesome cocktail recipe here.

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Saturday Express

By Kristen Jones

First time visiting Santa Cruz? Writer Kristen Jones stopped by the distillery for a tasting on her tour of the town. You can read her article that was published in Saturday Express here.

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Venus Spirits Vodka

The rumors are true...

 

Our special release vodka is now available exclusively at Venus Spirits. Made from organic winter wheat, Venus Vodka has been distilled twenty times resulting in a spirit that is smooth and sweet. Try it in the tasting room and bring home a bottle!  

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Artisan Spirit

Ever wonder why we call El Ladrón "blue agave spirit" and not tequila? It's because we are producing it here in the United States, something not many other distillers are doing. Read the full story published in Artisan Spirit and written by Chris Lozier here.

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Upcoming Tastings

Have you been wanting to try our sprits but haven't made it into the tasting room? 
We have a bunch of tastings coming up in the Bay Area..find one near you and get sipping!

May 4th // 3pm-6pm // Cask at 3rd
May 6th // 1pm-4pm // Whole Foods Santa Clara
May 7th // 4pm-7pm // Whole Foods Ocean Ave
May 11th // 4pm-7pm // Whole Foods Stevens Creek
May 18th // 4pm-7pm // Whole Foods Berkeley (Gilman St.)
May 24th // 4pm-7pm // Whole Foods Los Altos
May 25th // 4pm-7pm // Whole Foods Berkeley (Telegraph Ave.)
May 27th // 5pm-7:30pm // Cordial Bottle Shop

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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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