We’re not here just to churn whiskey out, But to make something special to this area that draws on what is particular about our region.
Our location is special because we are at the intersection of the Sierra Foothills and the Sacramento Valley in Northern California. The weather and agriculture around us are unique to here and we emphasize that when you visit us in our Tasting Room.
Our operations, Amador Distillery & Dry Diggings Distillery,
were started independently of one another in 2012 and brought together in 2015 with a focus on our locally grown fruit and grain. Merging the two facilities into one, gave us to the opportunity to focus these efforts. We are active in production weekly and have barrels aging past 10 years.
Our small production capacity allows us to focus on high-quality and local products. We create spirits from beginning to end by working with local farmers, vintners, and brewers. We currently produce over 25 labels, but only distribute the more traditional types of products. We ferment, distill, blend and bottle all products by hand on-site in El Dorado Hills. However, we do also blend some of our whiskies, and our labels clearly state if that’s the case. If you ever wonder, ask us! We do an awful lot of distilling, but the real flavor comes from our barrel aging process. As barrels age and more products become ready for bottles, our tasting room experience will change to reflect that.