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California’s Sonoma County Distilling Co. Launches in Australia and NZ

Owner and Head Distiller of Sonoma County Distilling Co. Adam Spiegel

Founded in 2010, Sonoma County Distilling Company produces high-quality whiskeys for the discerning drinker. Incorporating a grain to glass philosophy, each level of production is handled in-house, including the mashing and fermentation of grains, American oak barrel aging, bottling, and labeling.

The final products are the result of time-honoured traditions, from using direct fire alembic stills and hand separation, allowing the distiller and production team to oversee each aspect.

Sonoma County Distilling Co. currently has three whiskey expressions available to the Australian and New Zealand markets; the Sonoma Cherrywood Rye Whiskey, 2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey, and West of Kentucky No.2 Bourbon.

The Sonoma Cherrywood Rye Whiskey is made using a base of rye grain with wheat and California Cherrywood smoked barley, and is ideal for rye fans and those seeking out flavours in a classic Manhattan cocktail.

Cherrywood Rye

Sonoma County 2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey is a lighter style, with the name referring to the typically forgotten grain. This whiskey has a foundation of unmalted wheat, paired with malted rye that is then twice direct-fire distilled to create a spirit that’s influenced by the coastal heritage of the distillery.

2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey


West of Kentucky No.2 Bourbon is a refined, wheated bourbon starting with American yellow corn, followed by wheat as the secondary grain. It’s aged in new, charred American oak for no less than one year, showcasing the mellow flavours of vanilla, almond, toffee and butterscotch.

West of Kentucky Bourbon

For more information on Sonoma County Distilling, head to sonomacountydistilling.com and for more information on distribution visit californiandreamers.com.au