VENUS SPIRITS

gin – aquavit

Botanicals made of beauty: We take the freshest herbs, botanicals, and fruits and infuse neutral spirits made from 100% organic wheat. Each unique botanical blend is marked on the bottle and given a specific blend number.

 
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Gin Blend No. 01

Blend No. 01 is a delicate balance of 10 different fruits, herbs, and botanicals. The fresh juniper flavor is enhanced with hints of lemon, ginger, and lavender. This gin is great on its own or mixed into your favorite gin cocktail.

 

Tasting Notes

  • Nose: fresh citrus & lavender
  • Palate: sweet, spicy & creamy
  • Finish: juniper, lemon, ginger & lavender

 

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GIN BLEND NO. 02

We took a different approach with our Blend No. 02 in both flavor and appearance. The botanical blend for this gin was specifically chosen to pair with American oak, allowing the herbal character to be enhanced by the wood when rested in American oak casks.

 

TASTING NOTES

  • Color: light amber
  • Nose: orange & bay
  • Palate: sweet
  • Finish: juniper, cinnamon, vanilla, sage, oak & fennel

 

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Aquavit

/äkwə, vēt/ This bold spirit gains its name from the Latin phrase aqua vitae, “water of life.” Our interpretation of the traditional Scandinavian spirit highlights the essence of the caraway seed while balancing the spirit with notes of juniper, coriander, orange & anise. Enjoy as a digestif or to enhance your favorite cocktail.

 

TASTING NOTES

  • Nose: citrus & caraway
  • Palate: sweet & smooth
  • Finish: star anise

 

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EL LADRÓN

BLANCO – REPOSADO – AÑEJO

A small batch of organic agave from the Jalisco Highlands.  A maker of spirits in the ocean air. A diligent process of fermentation. One Alembic still. Double distillation. Integrity. Time. Maturity. The risks of the unknown. The rewards of promise.

El Ladrón (The Thief) Blue Agave Spirit is our version Mexico's famous spirit. We have secured the best organic weber agave from Mexico and have used modern techniques to create a world-class spirit here in Santa Cruz, CA.

 
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EL LADRÓN BLANCO

Our El Ladrón Blanco is double distilled in a hand pounded copper alembic still and allowed to rest in stainless steel drums, resulting in a clear spirit rich in agave flavor. 

 

tasting notes

  • Nose: tropical fruit
  • Palate: rich agave, sweet & full body
  • Finish: salty

 

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EL LADRÓN REPOSADO

This aged blue agave spirit rests in new and used whiskey barrels for three to six months. It leaves the barrel light amber in color with subtle sweet notes of caramel and oak.

 

TASTING NOTES

  • Nose: rich agave
  • Palate: caramel, spice & hint of smoke
  • Finish: oak

 

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EL LADRÓN AÑEJO

Once the agave has been double distilled, it is put into new and used whiskey barrels to age for twelve months.

 

TASTING NOTES

  • Nose: apple
  • Palate: caramel, fruit & pepper
  • Finish: vanilla

 

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WAYWARD WHISKEY

BOURBON – RYE – SINGLE MALT

Wayward Whiskey is bold and unruly. These aggressively aged whiskies are surprisingly smooth and flavorful. Crafted by hand in our 10 bbl brewhouse, double distilled and then barrel aged in our ocean air tempered rickhouse in 10 gallon and 53 gallon American charred oak barrels.

 
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BOURBON

In 1789 bourbon whiskey was born on the western edge of the United States. Today Wayward Whiskey takes a bit of that tradition farther west to the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. This unruly spirit has forged its own path to become a truly bold American whiskey.

 

DISTILLATION NOTES

  • 92 Proof
  • 10 BBL wash
  • Mash bill: organic corn 70%, organic wheat, organic malted barley
  • Still Type: alembic
  • Distillation: double distillation

 

tasting NOTES

  • Color: deep amber
  • Nose: caramel 
  • Palate: caramel, corn, grain
  • Finish: sweet, cherry wood

 

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RYE

Once regarded as the American Spirit, rye whiskey nearly disappeared after prohibition. Wayward Whiskey revels in its resurrection, creating a rye that is defiant in both flavor and spirit. 

 

DISTILLATION NOTES

  • 92 Proof
  • 10 BBL wash
  • Mash bill: organic rye 60%, organic corn, organic wheat, organic barley 
  • Still Type: alembic
  • Distillation: double distillation

 

TASTING NOTES

  • Color: deep amber
  • Nose: sweet, spicy fruit
  • Palate: sweet, raisins
  • Finish: lingering spice

 

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SINGLE MALT

Once hidden in port and sherry casks, malt whisky’s concealment led to a deeper and more flavorful spirit. Wayward Whiskey disobeys this Scottish tradition by aging our single malt in new charred American oak casks. Pacific Ocean air matures this spirit to unruly perfection.

 

DISTILLATION NOTES

  • 92 Proof
  • 10 BBL wash
  • Mash bill: organic 2-row, organic crystal malt 
  • Still Type: alembic
  • Distillation: double distillation

 

tasting notes

  • Color: deep amber
  • Nose: malty, roasted & chocolate
  • Palate: semi-sweet, full body
  • Finish: cinnamon, chocolate, hazelnut & grain

 

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