Hi there! I’m Laura, your friendly neighborhood Distillerista. A Texas native, California transplant, and lover of all things food and drink. I’ve worked in publishing, finance, tech, fashion and wine, but what I’m most excited about these days is the ever-expanding popularity of American-made craft spirits and – more importantly – the distillers and stories behind those spirits.
In creating Distillerista I aim to help thoughtful drinkers – such as yourself! – better understand the art and craft of distilling so that they can make better informed purchases and enjoy elevated imbibing experiences.
The journey that led me to create Distillerista has been an absolute joy. I’ve taken the last year to learn from and work under some of the best distillers and industry leaders America has to offer. Now, I’m back home in Southern California and thrilled to share the next phase of this ride.
In addition to serving as a one-stop resource for all things craft distilling, Distillerista will be your window into my day-to-day as my team and I embark on the incredibly exciting, albeit lengthy road to opening my first distillery! Set in San Diego, CA and slated for a 2016 grand opening. More delicious details to come.
As mentioned, expect to find a wealth of information and education pertaining to craft distilling and spirits here at Distillerista. Including – but not limited to – drilled-down distilling know-how, industry trends, easy cocktail recipes, fun entertaining ideas, and a peek behind the (sometimes smoky) curtain of America’s modern day liquor business.
I hope you’ll find something you enjoy. ‘Til then, sign up for the Distillerista Newsletter on the side bar to the right. I’m thrilled to have you here. Cheers!