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24 Spirits Designed by San Francisco Bartenders

In the new April edition of 7x7 Magazine, I have a story about spirits that were created, consulted on, taste-tested, blended, or otherwise designed by bartenders in SF. 


Spirits designed by SF bartenders include:

  • About 8 single-barrel French brandies at Bar Agricole
  • 3 Seasonal Gins at Spruce
  • 3 different rums at Smuggler's Cove
  • 1 gin at DOSA

Those are the ones custom-made for those bars. In the print edition, I also list spirits designed by SF bartenders that are for sale commercially. (Online, they include recipes with these products.) These include:

  • Encanto Pisco
  • BroVo Amari (3 of them)
  • Bombay Sapphire East Gin
  • Jardesca Blanco apertitif
  • Kappa Pisco
  • Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur
  • Firelit Coffee Liqueur 

Read the story here.

Fun Fact: Not only did Thad Vogler and his team bottle up the single-barrel brandies as mentioned in the story, he greatly influenced the creation of Small Hand Foods syrups, Marian Farms curacao, and Leopold Brothers maraschino liqueur. Kind of a big deal.