VODKA

BLINKING OWL VODKA
42.5% ABV (85 PROOF)

Blinking Owl Vodka has stunning earthiness, subtle flavor and rich, full-bodied mouth feel. Distilled in house from organic wheat grown in California, and our unique twist from the organic malted barley that was added to the mash bill adding hints of sweet vanilla and caramel. Distilled in our Carl still from Germany (that includes 34 rectification plates alongside a pot still), Blinking Owl Vodka transfers the essence from the grain it was made from to the glass.


OC ORANGE FLAVORED VODKA

BLINKING OWL
OC ORANGE
Flavored Vodka
42.5% ABV (85 PROOF)

Beginning with our beautiful Vodka, we add 130 pounds of whole Valencia oranges that come from Heritage Museum of Orange County. We hand-cut the oranges and let the entire orange soak (including flesh, pith, juice and peel) in the Vodka overnight. The vodka is then re-distilled with oranges added to our vapor basket in the still. The combination of natural orange macerations and vapor distillation to an already rich, sweet vodka base creates a true orange essence to this flavored vodka that is full-bodied and delicious. Heritage Museum of Orange County.


AQUAVIT

BLINKING OWL AQUAVIT
42.5% ABV (85 PROOF)

We set out to make an aquavit reminiscent of the great Aquavits of Scandinavia but with a California twist. After crafting our base spirit with organic wheat and malted barley, we macerate 10 gorgeous organic botanicals (with a final steep in Caraway, leaving a natural golden hue). The primary flavors of our Aquavit are caraway, fresh dill, and hibiscus (the flower of Santa Ana), with undertones of fennel and cardamom. The result is a complex aquavit that can served chilled as a digestif or can add incredible flavors to a variety of cocktails.


GIN

BLINKING OWL GIN
42.5% ABV (85 PROOF)

Blinking Owl Gin is made from our house-made neutral grain spirit using organic California wheat with a touch of organic malted barley and features a total of 12 botanicals. The result is a delicate, complex California botanical-style gin. The primary flavors are Juniper, Hibiscus (as it is the flower of Santa Ana), Lemon Peel, Orange Peel, and Sage. This is a full-bodied gin that has enough juniper to hold up in cocktails yet is delicate enough to be enjoyed in a classic martini or, our favorite way, up.


OLD TOM Barrel Vacationed GIN
48% ABV (96 PROOF)

Our super special limited release of Old Tom Barrel Vacationed Gin is coming out soon!

We get a limited number of late harvest semillon wine barrels from a prestigious Napa producer each year. These particular barrels not only allow the Gin to age, but they also impart a hint of sweetness from the late harvest semillon they were previously holding.

This BARREL VACATIONED OLD TOM GIN basically took a vacation in the barrels for approximately 3 months, got a nice tan, and picked up a lucious hint of sweetness (thus we categorized it as an Old Tom). No sugar, flavoring, or coloring was added. The end result is pure, delicious liquid gold!

Many have been waiting and asking to get on the presale list. The Gin is ready, it will be bottled soon at 48% ABV and released mid August. Each bottle will be numbered for this annual release and will only be sold from our tasting room.

This is owner, Robin Christenson’s, personal favorite and she having a very tough time not buying all of this gin herself. BUT she has decided to find it in her heart to share (at least some of it).


Whiskey

Blinking Owl Whiskey


Our whiskies including Bourbon, Rye, Wheat, and Single Malt will age in traditional 53 gallon barrels for a minimum of 2 years. We mill, mash, ferment, distill, and barrel age in house, which means we will not have a 2, 4, 6, or 9 year old whiskey to sell until 2, 4, 6, or 9 years from now. We currently have Bourbon and Rye aging in barrel.

WATER

Award-Winning Santa Ana Water


The Base of all good spirits begins with water. For the past five years, Santa Ana has grabbed the bronze, silver and gold, earning the distinction of producing the nation’s best and highest quality tap water in 2014. In 2016 Santa Ana was awarded 4th best tasting water in the United States and best in the state of California among cities who entered.

Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting is not an easy competition to win. It is an accredited, international competition where judges take their jobs very seriously. Judges taste and rate each water entry for appearance, aroma, taste and aftertaste.