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SMALL BATCH SPIRITS

SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA USA

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We are producing a variety of spirits that include Vodka, Wheat Whiskey, Gin and Rum for starters. Owners, Ryan and Lesli Winter are excited to introduce the community to local, top quality small batch spirits that are all hand made right here in San Clemente. One of the most unique aspects of Drift is this grain to bottle operation is getting their wheat from their parents family farm outside the town of Bison, Kansas. We take a lot of pride in the fact that we’re able to make premium spirits that we love with the grain planted and harvested by our parents. Not many distilleries can say that. Even our tasting room is built out of a 100 year old barn from the farm and definitely makes our tasting room a one of a kind.

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   Here at Drift, we like to do things the right way. It may take a little longer but in the end it’s all worth the hard work. Our main portfolio of spirits which consist of vodka, wheat whiskey and gin, all use our family grown wheat from our parents farm in Kansas. That’s right! We go all the way to Kansas to get our grain. Why do we go all the way to Kansas? Because we know exactly the quality of grain and not to mention the hardwork that goes into harvesting a good quality wheat. Once we receive the grain here in San Clemente, we go to work. We do everything here at Drift. We mill, mash, ferment, distill and bottle everything here in San Clemente, California. We don’t take short cuts and we do it the right way.

Here at Drift, we like to do things the right way. It may take a little longer but in the end it’s all worth the hard work. Our main portfolio of spirits which consist of vodka, wheat whiskey and gin, all use our family grown wheat from our parents farm in Kansas. That’s right! We go all the way to Kansas to get our grain. Why do we go all the way to Kansas? Because we know exactly the quality of grain and not to mention the hardwork that goes into harvesting a good quality wheat. Once we receive the grain here in San Clemente, we go to work. We do everything here at Drift. We mill, mash, ferment, distill and bottle everything here in San Clemente, California. We don’t take short cuts and we do it the right way.

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 Stop by our one of a kind tasting room and sample some of our spirits. Plus you can purchase up to 3 bottles per person per day!

Stop by our one of a kind tasting room and sample some of our spirits. Plus you can purchase up to 3 bottles per person per day!

 
 
ALL MY FAVORITE SONGS ARE ABOUT DRINKING
— RYAN
 
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our spirits

All our spirits are made by hand right here in San Clemente California. 

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VODKA 40% ABV / 80 PROOF

Our Vodka is made from Hard Red Winter Wheat grown from our parents farm in Kansas. It’s distilled three times on our 20 plate vodka column and filtered to help give it a very smooth finish. Made for an “on the rocks” experience but can easily be used in your favorite mixed drinks.

AWARDS: 2018 Gold Medal Winner - Denver International Spirits Competition. 2018 Gold Medal Winner - Distilled San Diego Spirits Competition. 2018 Bronze Medal Winner - San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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UNAGED WHEAT WHISKEY 40% ABV / 80 PROOF

We couldn’t wait two years to drink it so we’re bottling our Wheat Whiskey a little early! Made from Hard Red Winter Wheat grown from our parents farm in Kansas, this unaged whiskey is remarkably smooth for sipping or throw some good ginger ale in with it. You won’t be disappointed in this unaged spirit!

AWARDS: 2018 Silver Medal Winner - Denver International Spirits Competition. 2018 Silver Medal Winner - Distilled San Diego Spirits Competition.

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Gin 40% ABV / 80 Proof

Well....we did it! This gin may have taken a bit longer to get it right. But it's all worth the wait. Made from Hard Red Winter Wheat grown from our parents farm in Kansas. It is distilled three times to give it a smooth finish and has 10 different botanicals to give it just the right balance of flavor. This gin is light and refreshing and is amazing with tonic or a good Bloody Mary!

AWARDS: 2018 Silver Medal Winner - Denver International Spirits Competition. 2018 Bronze Medal Winner - Distilled San Diego Spirits Competition.

  

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RUM 40% ABV / 80 PROOF

We distill our rum from 100% sugar cane instead of molasses. This silver rum is remarkably smooth with just a hint of sweetness. Perfect for sipping or in your favorite cocktail mixes. You've gotta try this one of kind Orange County Rum.

AWARDS: 2018 Silver Medal Winner - Distilled San Diego Spirits Competition