In the Phinney Spirit

Savage & Cooke Distillery brings new life to Mare Island as a craft beverage destination

In the Phinney Spirit
Savage & Cooke offers distillery tours, whiskey tastings, craft cocktails and food. (Margaret Pattillo)
From the Jun 30, 2022, issue

“I didn’t want to be that guy who thought that just because I’m good at winemaking, I’m also a distiller,” says Dave Phinney of the origins of his Bourbon brand. But Phinney has plenty of inspiration outside of wine, and his approach includes unique sources for materials, a vintner’s touch to barrel finishing, and avant-garde packaging. Read more about how Savage & Cooke made California’s Mare Island a destination for lovers of craft Bourbon, rye and American whiskey.

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