We build bold flavors that start with locally sourced and organic ingredients. Our spirits are distilled in hand pounded copper Alembic stills. A little bit of ocean air, a touch of precision and some time result in extraordinary handcrafted spirits. We hope you enjoy.
founder & distiller
Located in Santa Cruz, California and founded by Sean Venus, Venus Spirits is currently producing organic small-batch whiskey, gin, aquavit and blue agave spirits. For Sean, opening a craft distillery on the West Coast is a blending of entrepreneurial spirit and a love of whiskey, in the hopes of establishing Santa Cruz as a destination for the highest quality handcrafted spirits.
Our distillation takes place in hand-pounded copper Alembic stills imported from Spain. Each dimple hammered into the copper creates a location for the vapor to collect and drip back into the pot in a unique way, creating characteristics in the distillate that are unique to each still.