Shanna Farrell is a contributor who wrote the chapters on Jorg Rupf, Lance Winters, David Sauza, & Fred + Amy Groth

Shanna Farrell is a contributor who wrote the chapters on Jorg Rupf, Lance Winters, David Sauza, & Fred + Amy Groth

Distilled Stories: California Artisans Behind the Spirits

Distilled Stories: California Artisans Behind The Spirits is a book about the spirit makers; 30 distillers tell their personal stories about their journey to the still. Some came from generations of distilling families from the old country and others left high tech or corporate careers to pursue a new venture into the world of distilled spirits.Each backstory is different and engaging. Gritty, funny and informative. The one common denominator is the hard work, tenacity and sacrifice each distiller makes as he/she navigates their own path to the still. The style of each Distilled Story is also different, just like each hand-crafted distilled spirit is different. No two gins or whiskies are alike. There was no attempt to create a template for the distillers to follow to tell their backstories. They were given complete “literary freedom.” The result is their own words, unfiltered.

This is a book about the distillers and distilleries that have in very recent years emerged on the California landscape. New post prohibition laws are finally acquiescing to the distillery and giving their blessings to tasting rooms and sales. Cocktails are becoming fashionable once again. As such, distilled spirits are all the rage and cocktail bars feature hand-crafted spirits for their specialty drinks.

Available on Amazon and by request at local bookstores

ISBN-13: 978-1592661060: http://tinyurl.com/gkvsugw