March 24th

Whiskies of the World San Francisco
5pm to 9pm

March 22nd

Whiskies of the World San Jose
6pm to 10pm


March 23rd

The NEXTies
6pm to 9pm



Thad Vogler at Venus

Thursday, February 8th
6pm to 7pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz has organized a special offsite event here at the distillery with spirits expert Thad Vogler, creator of San Francisco's Bar Agricole and Trou Normand. Vogler will join us to read and sign copies of his terrific book, By the Smoke & the Smell: My Search for the Rare & Sublime on the Spirits Trail

Find more information here

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Good Food Awards Winners!

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Wayward Whiskey Bourbon and Venus Aquavit were both named winners in this year's award ceremony that took place over the weekend at the San Francisco War Memorial. You can find the full list of winners here.



Heads + Tails Podcast


Sean headed into The Brewing Network studio to chat with Jason Petros "JP" and Warren "Beardy" Billups about all things craft spirits! The very first episode of the new podcast Heads + Tails is now available on the Brewing Network website and iTunes! 

Listen on the website or on iTunes, and keep an ear out for future episodes.



Vote for us!

We are so grateful for the continued support from our Santa Cruz community and now you have the opportunity to vote for all of your local favorites in the 2018 Good Times "Best of Santa Cruz County" awards and the Santa Cruz Waves "Swellies".

Here are the categories that you can fill in with "Venus Spirits"...
Good Times: #83 Fancy Cocktails #84 Happy Hour
Swellies: Happy Hour & Craft Cocktail

Click on the images below to cast your vote!





Good Food Awards Finalists

Good Food Awards 2018 Finalists Announced 

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Venus Aquavit & Wayward Whiskey Bourbon have both been named finalists in the 2018 Good Food Awards! Winners will be announced in January at the annual awards ceremony in San Francisco.

Click here for the full list of finalists across all categories.



Ride for rosa

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A fundraising ride for the Redwood Empire Food Bank of Santa Rosa & Sonoma County.

Benefitting the victims of the Northern California fires.

$500 fundraising goal per cyclist.

Limited to 100 cyclists.

56 Miles along the Santa Cruz Coast, including Swanton and turning around at Pidgeon Point.

Coffee, breakfast, post-ride beers/cocktails & lunch provided.

More information and tickets here.



Distilled Spirits & custom surfboards

Check out this fun video put together by Visit Santa Cruz County.

"Get to know what makes Santa Cruz so unique with Martijn Stiphout from Ventana Surfboards and Sean Venus, of Venus Spirits. Using reclaimed wood and locally sourced, organic ingredients respectively, these master craftsmen live and work in Santa Cruz. Combining a love of the ocean, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a little bit of salt air, these locals capture the essence of what it means to love what you do and where you live."