SANTA CRUZ, California, December 14th, 2015 – Venus Spirits’ organic whiskies, gins, aquavit and blue agave spirits are now available throughout California. The Santa Cruz based distillery has opened up distribution in Southern California with Southern Wine & Spirits, and Venus has been working to gain key placement in Los Angeles and San Diego.
Though the distillery has been in operation since May of 2014, owner and distiller Sean Venus says he “wanted to focus first on Northern California and build a strong community in our backyard. I feel that we are well on the way to accomplishing those goals, and I am super excited to broaden our community to Southern California.” Venus Spirits’ three brands, Wayward Whiskey, Venus Sprits and El Ladrón have seen huge growth in Northern California over the past year, and additional products are scheduled to launch in 2016.
About Venus Spirits, LLC
Founded in 2013 by Sean Venus, Venus Spirits is located in Santa Cruz, California. The West Coast distillery currently produces certified organic, small-batch Wayward Whiskey, Venus Spirits Gin and Aquavit, and El Ladrón Blue Agave Spirit. Distributed throughout California by Southern Wine & Spirits, all three brands are available at fine locations and select online retailers.
Venus Spirits produces the following products:
Wayward Whiskey Single Malt
Wayward Whiskey Rye
Venus Spirits Gin Blend No. 01
Venus Spirits Gin Blend No. 02
Venus Spirits Aquavit
El Ladrón Blanco Blue Agave Spirit
El Ladrón Reposado Blue Agave Spirit
About Sean Venus, Founder & Distiller
Sean attended the University of Oregon during the initial renaissance of craft beer, and began working as an assistant brewer at the age of twenty. He held various positions with breweries in Eugene and spent six years with Gordon Biersch Brewing in San Jose, CA. For the next eight years he worked for several organic food companies, cultivating his knowledge of retail sales and distribution.
Inspired by his love for whiskey, Sean made the decision in 2012 to start a craft distillery in Santa Cruz where he lives with his wife and two children. Distilling began in May of 2014 and Venus Spirits Gin Blend No. 01 launched the following July. Venus has since launched six additional spirits, with additional products launching next year.