Wright & Brown Distilling Company, Oakland’s first distillery since Prohibition, was launched in 2015 by two long time friends, a moonshining tugboat captain and and a homebrewer, after an extensive custom buildout of their craft distillery. Wright & Brown make non-chill filtered, artisanal whiskey from grain-to-glass and rum from blackstrap molasses with an American made hybrid Vendome Copper pot still. Using high-quality, hand selected malts and grains, Wright & Brown roller mill on-site, mash, and carry out long fermentation to encourage high ester production.
At Wright & Brown Distilling Co. they return to traditional methods to create exciting new California spirits that will stand the test of time. At the heart of our process is a classical American made artisan copper pot still which they use to handcraft each small batch. They seek out the most high-quality and flavorful non-GMO malted grains, molasses and wine. They work with locally grown, sustainably farmed, organic grains whenever possible. They carry out every step of the spirits making process in house, from milling the grain to mashing, fermenting, distilling, barrel-aging and bottling.
Available Products & Tasting Notes
1 Wright & Brown, at the distillery in Oakland
2 Production equipment
3 Whiskey barrel
4 Vendome Copper Pot Still