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  • STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY

    COMPLEX AROMAS AND AUTHENTIC FLAVORS
    We start with a corn & high rye mash bill and carefully small batch distill to ensure the cleanest cuts for purity, allowing the notes of our grains to shine. We hand craft our bourbon in New American Oak barrels, at #3 and #4 char, and aged for a minimum of 4 years.

    We then finish our bourbon specifically in used cabernet wine barrels resulting in a bourbon unmatched in flavor, complexity and sipping satisfaction. The cabernet barrels impart a hint of bright, red fruit flavors of strawberry, plum, and raspberry.
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  • AMERICAN GIN

    A SOPHISTICATED TASTE, INFUSED WITH JUNIPER
    Our gin begins using our superb grain & grape distillate. We use this unique distillate combination to capitalize on the specific contributions of grain and grape flavor notes resulting in a taste profile that is more complex, layered and sophisticated than traditional gins.

    Our proprietary blend of grain and grape distillates is designed to allow the optimal benefits of each distillate to provide perfect balance, mouth feel and versatility.
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  • RYE WHISKEY

    CRAFTED FROM A PURE RYE MASH
    We start with a 100% rye mash bill and carefully small batch distill to ensure the cleanest cuts for purity allowing our spicy rye notes to shine. We hand craft our rye whiskey in New American Oak, #4 char barrels and age for 4 years providing the optimal wood and char to match the delicate rye grains. We then finish our rye whiskey in used cabernet sauvignon wine barrels resulting in a flavor, layered in complexity and sophistication. The cab barrels impart dark fruit flavors of blackberries, cherries, and blackcurrants. Moreover, the subtle addition of velvety cabernet tannins impart a more luxurious mouthfeel.
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  • AMERICAN VODKA

    PERFECTLY BALANCED FOR VODKA-FORWARD COCKTAILS
    Our vodka is produced using a combination of rye & grape distillates unlike any other vodka. We use this unique combination of distillates to capitalize on the specific contributions of grain and grape flavor notes and “textures” resulting in a taste profile that is more complex, layered and sophisticated than traditional vodkas.

    Our handcrafted process removes the off flavored alcohols that get into many vodkas.
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1887 BATCH

J.J. Pfister, hailing from Switzerland, was lured by the call of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869. A pillar of San Francisco businessmen, he fashioned an empire that dawned in 1887, echoing the mighty drum of the American Dream. His tale, woven into the tapestry of American lore, harks back to the Gold Rush, the pioneers of the Western Frontier, and the Industrial Revolution.

Today, his kin sustain his legacy, distilling spirits that evoke the sophistication and merriment of that Golden Age. Merging his Old-World Swiss materials, and ingredients with the latest in modern distilling, these traditional yet innovative spirits are a grand toast to Pfister’s enduring heritage.

OUR PROCESS

OLD WORLD INGREDIENTS MODERN DISTILLING

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Pacific Rails starts with old world distilling techniques, recipes and ingredients with a modern take.
The spirits are then skillfully layered with grape distillates that are emblematic of the pacific American coast.
Finally, our distillers continuously test and refine the flavor profile to achieve a balanced, and masterful final product.
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      THE DISTILLER
      MASTER DISTILLER: BRIAN KECK
      It all started with the Pacific Rails connecting the best of the East with the West, allowing the combination of the tried-and-true Old-World processes, including the 1800’s European design of our Pot Stills, with new Modern distilling techniques providing exciting creative opportunities.

      Our Master Distiller, Brian Keck, is a highly educated and experienced distiller and vintner with a UC Davis Graduate Degree in Viticulture and Enology, experience in sensory analysis, and a UCLA graduate degree in Chemistry. Brian also has a significant and successful track record in craft distilling that includes award winning creations across numerous spirits varieties including vodka, gin, whiskey, rum, as well as less common varieties such as Draka, Brandy and Eau De Vie.
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