Where: 2739 Via Orange Way #110 Spring Valley, California 91978
Cost: Tour and tasting $15.00 | Bottles available for purchase
About: Liberty Call Distilling is an artisanal distillery. They distill and blend spirits, then bottle, and label the bottles, all by hand.
Currently, the craft distillery is making Whiskey, White Rum, Spiced Rum, and Gin. All four spirits are unfiltered to give them more flavor.
In keeping with the “spirit” of the San Diego Craft Beer scene (team members love craft beer), Liberty Call uses beer yeast in their mash for added flavor. And like brewers in San Diego, ingredients in their mash is unique and innovative.
Take their Whiskey, for example. Unlike most Whiskeys which are made from one, two, or three different grains, Liberty Call makes their Whiskey with four: corn, wheat, rye, and barley. Using equal parts of these four grains as a foundation, along with careful barrel aging, in the end produces more flavor for their award-winning “one-of-a-kind” 4 Grain Whiskey (90 proof).
What I Drank: All the spirits I sampled at Liberty Call were amazing. They inspired me to learn how to taste and appreciate them the way I do craft beer.
Likes: 4 Grain Whiskey was amazing. It opened my mind to a new world: craft spirits.
The Verdict: Highly recommended. A high-quality artisanal distillery producing amazing craft spirits. I’m looking forward to returning again and again for the experience.