Blinking Owl Distillery and Bistro

Launched in 2016, The Blinking Owl is the very first craft distillery in Orange County. We are locavores, grain nerds, and control freaks so we decided to actually make our booze the long way: from scratch in-house! We mill it, mash it, ferment it, distill it, and, in the case of whiskey, barrel age it for a minimum of 2 years.
Renowned for our Spirit Flights and craft cocktails, the essence of Blinking Owl Spirits continues to shine through our thoughtful FOOD. From the hand ground organic California rye grain (the same used in our whiskey) in the artisanal pizzas, to hotdogs & caviar, you'll love our Posh Comfort bar menu.
RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY ADVISED. And yes, you can now have more than one drink as we are now a restaurant!

As a producer of alcoholic spirits, Blinking Owl will continue to be an adult-focused refuge from our crazy lives. With the liability and dangers of a distillery, everyone under 21 must stay with an adult at all times. Children are not allowed in the tasting room or on tours. We do not offer a children’s menu or highchair accommodations. 

We are not able to accommodate animals-- sorry, not even on the patio. NO FAKE SERVICE ANIMALS.

THURSDAY: 5-10pm
FRIDAY: 5-10pm
SATURDAY: 3-10pm
SUNDAY: 3-8pm
People on distillery tour


2021 Behind the Scenes Tour + Tasting GUIDED TOUR + TASTING: $30

GUIDED TOUR + TASTING: A truly educational experience, your guide will take you on a “BEHIND THE SCENES” tour of the distillery. You will learn how our vodka, gin, whiskey and other spirits are made in house from sourcing our grain, milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, barreling and bottling. Following your tour, you will be able to enjoy a tasting flight of our products. This intimate and unique tour is a gem!

Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour.
The tour is 30-40 minutes with plenty of time for questions. Please be prepared to stand for the duration of the tour. If you'd like to stay for dinner/drinks after your tour you may make a reservation on our website 1 hour after your tour time or feel free to email:
Dinner reservations can be made above.
Please Note: TOURS are STRICTLY ADULTS ONLY. No animals of any kind are permitted in the manufacturing area as we are under the FDA guidelines as a food and drug manufacturer (alcohol + hand sanitizer).
PRIVATE TOURS (for up to 10 guests): $300
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