You’re about to listen to Episode 22! We’re getting rid of episode numbers in our show titles, so, moving forward, our titles will only focus on our guests or topic of The Show!
Trent and Maria were great hosts; they had Esthela and me out on a night they were not open. On this particular cold and rainy night, it was fun to have the entire facility to ourselves!
Yes, San Diego has several distilleries, if you were not aware, many are displaying similar zeal and creativity to distilling spirits that we’re conditioned to expect from our local brewers.
SD Distillery is a shining example of how, sometimes, the long term dedication to a passion project develops into a unique and respected business.
I walked away from this interview with two main thoughts. Maria and Trent’s love of distilling, aging, and blending is very obvious when in their company. Their use of indie beer as the wash for some of their distillation gives them a level of connection with the local beer industry that few will fully understand; getting the white into a barrel for aging is only the beginning, the aging and blending process can take years longer.
Gently pour some of your favorite local bourbon or whiskey into that Glencairn glass you haven’t used in far too long, hit the download button and enjoy something a little different from us, here at TIBS!