What distillery makes Gray Whale Gin?
Golden State Distillery
When was Golden State Distillery founded and where is it located?
Golden State Distillery is a small batch distillery founded by Marsh & Jan Mokhtari in 2016, located in Sonoma County, California. All of our spirits celebrate and support California. We craft our spirits out of locally sourced ingredients and we support organizations that make a positive impact on the environment.
Who is the Master Distiller?
Cofounder Marsh Mokhtari heads up distilling at Golden State Distillery. Marsh's experience in Medical Physics and in the culinary world as a host of many food adventure shows on the Food Network, the Travel Channel and National Geographic set the stage for his passion and talent for distilling.
Where does Gray Whale Gin source its ingredients?
We source all of our botanicals from organic farmers or we wild-forage ourselves. We support local farmers who grow the highest quality, non-GMO ingredients. We are proud to know our farmers on a first name basis.
What kind of still do you use, and how does it influence what you make?
We use a copper pot still with twin columns. Our still allows us to create a neutral spirit at just over 95% ABV. This 6 times distilled neutral base is what gives Gray Whale Gin it's ultra clean flavor profile. We then bypass our twin columns, add our botanicals and run a 'one-shot' last distillation. This is when the Gray Whale Gin is truly born.
Where can Gray Whale Gin products be found?
Currently Gray Whale Gin is distributed in CA, CT and KY. We will soon be expanding to NY, NV, CO and FL. To find it locally check out our "Where To Find Us" page above.
How do I drink it?
Glass. Ice. Pour. Drink.
And try it your favorite cocktails, you can find some great inspiration on our cocktail page and Instagram channel. Another good rule of thumb is take any vodka cocktail recipe and replace the vodka with Gray Whale Gin. Suddenly, your tasteless cocktail is interesting.
Is Gray Whale Gin gluten free?
Yes. Gray Whale Gin is certified Gluten Free.
Is Gray Whale Gin vegan and vegetarian?
Yes. No animal-derived products are used in the production of Gray Whale Gin.
What is the proof of Gray Whale Gin?
43% alcohol, 86% proof
How do you make positive impact in the environment?
Through two important partnerships that support ocean conservation and creating a healthy, thriving habitat for the California Gray Whales.
Our proceeds support Oceana, an international organization protecting and restoring the world's oceans on a global scale.
And we are a proud member of One Percent for the Planet, an international organization whose members contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental causes. Their mission is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.