We take time because it mattersfor your enjoymentto make it the best

We take time because it mattersfor your enjoymentto make it the best

An Original California Distillery

13 Generations of Family Distilling History

Our Spirits

We make Whiskey, Vodka, Brandy, Rum and Liqueurs (and a few other specialties through time). Every one of our spirits is unique in some way. We push the limits because we can. Only if the flavor is bold, memorable and exciting to us, does it get released to you. Our standards are high, our adoring fans are many. We are grateful for each and every one of them…

Our Story

Our family’s been producing spirits in California since 1983, making us an original of craft distilling in America. Today there are over 2000 distilleries. We were #177. Guided by 13 generations of distilling knowledge, we understand the effort and time it takes to make awesome. We don’t believe in shortcuts. We take as long as it needs.

Our Distillery

We distill with a copper Alambic pot still, uniquely made to our exact specifications. Why? Because it produces the depth of flavor we know you’ll appreciate. But it’s slow, takes patience and years of experience to master. Exactly why we love it!


We’ve received amazing press over the years.

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Our Latest Articles & Awards

Here are the most recent articles and awards we’ve been fortunate to receive.

To learn more about our family, the distillery, and artisan products we craft, click here for all our articles.

article in mens journal about tapatio tequila blanco 110
wine enthusiast 97 score for charbay nostalgie walnut liqueur
double gold award for charbay nostalgie walnut liqueur
article in food and wine about tapatio tequila blanco 110

Like to Learn About Our Life at a Distillery?

We created these videos to show you behind the scenes. For all our videos, visit our Youtube channel, Charbayful.

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Video explaining how Meyer Lemon Vodka is made at the Charbay distillery
video on the history of charbay distilling in northern california
Marko Karakasevic, master distiller at Charbay Distillery. In the distillery near the barrels and in front of the pot still
tapatio tequila imported by charbay distillery video