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Farallon in the news: High praise for Holy Wood

Gin Farallon Holy Wood & Cask enjoyed some high praise recently from noted drinks and travel writer Virginia Miller. Published January 18, 2021, in Distiller Magazine, her monthly new release column features a handful of noteworthy spirits with taste ratings. Most importantly, the column is less about tasting notes, focusing more on uniqueness and trends. Mentioned are the distinctive qualities of each […]

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Uncorked Corner: Balancing Botanicals and Drinking Gin

We had the opportunity to collaborate with our friends at Uncorked Corner on their unique podcast this month on the episode “Balancing Botanicals and Drinking Gin.” Uncorked Corner is a community for people to come together over good food and fine wine — cherishing the idea of enjoying a great meal and recognizing makers and tastes from all around the […]

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Crafting Quality: Orris Root in Gin Production

Producing a quality, balanced gin requires a variety of botanical ingredients, and orris root is one of the more important ones. The taste of orris root is often not mentioned by even the most dedicated of gin drinkers. Why? Because of its specialized role in gin production as not only an aromatic but also a fixative.  The cultivation of orris […]

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Gin Farallon Exclusive: Interview with Award-Winning Distiller Brad Plummer

An exclusive insight into the mind of Gin Farallon’s founder and Master Distiller Brad Plummer. As a distillation and production expert, Brad Plummer is a total gin wizard with something of a love affair with botanicals. From exploring different gin expressions to experimenting with new techniques and formulas, he tells us why gin production is both difficult and rewarding. Hi […]

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Los Farallones: Brand Name Origins

Why Farallon? The San Francisco Coast is renowned for its wild, murky waters, with strong tidal currents and enormous waves pounding the shoreline. In the distance, when the infamous coastal fog clears, the jagged silhouette of the South Farallon Islands sits on the horizon. It is this rugged and remote island chain within the Gulf of the Farallones that inspired […]

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Holy Wood, Misunderstood: The Real Story of Palo Santo and Holy Wood & Cask

Palo Santo — which means “holy stick,” or, perhaps more elegantly, “holy wood” — is becoming a thing these days. You’ll find it in soaps, candles, incense, personal care products and yoga studios. And Etsy. And there’s a reason: its aroma is huge, distinctive, and indescribably divine. Palo Santo is a uniquely aromatic wood that comes from a tree that […]

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