EXPLORE OUR SPIRITS

At Hinterhaus Distilling, we showcase the best that our Sierra Nevada home has to offer. We partner with local vintners and brewers in the region to create our small batch spirits that shine a spotlight on our area’s unique characteristics and dedicated, hard working people. As our collaborations grow, so too will our list of unique bottlings.

 
 
 
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HINTERHAUS VODKA
40% ALC./VOL.   |  80 PROOF  |  750ML 
Award Winning Vodka Distilled from
100% California Wine

Whoever said vodka has no unique qualities never enjoyed the rich flavor of a quality bottling. We start by using 100% California wine that runs over our 20 plate column still. Using only our fresh Sierra Nevada mountain water, we keep our vodka unadulterated and completely free of additives and sugars so that it can be enjoyed in the manner most appreciated by its taster. Pay close attention to its cotton candy-like aromas and creamy mouthfeel before adding it to your favorite cocktail.

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SOUTH GROVE GIN
42% ALC./VOL.   |  84 PROOF  |  750ML 
Vapor infused using botanicals native to our Sierra Nevada home:
Juniper, Gooseberry, Rose Hips, Elderflower, Ginger Root

Named for the famed grove of giant sequoia trees that thrive just miles away from Hinterhaus, we distill our gin using fresh Sierra Nevada water and 100% California grapes. Vapor infusing botanicals native to our region, our methodical process retains delicate floral aromas with an opulent palate that is equally at home on the rocks as it is in classic cocktails. Gently nose this gin while taking a breath in and enjoy the scents of the mountains in spring before allowing it to hit the tongue and envelop the senses.

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CALAVERAS CASK FINISH
46% ALC./VOL.   |  92 PROOF  |  750ML
A Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskeys Finished in
Calaveras County Wine Barrels

With complex flavors and natural presentation (non-chill filtered and no color added), our Calaveras Cask Straight Bourbon Whiskey is produced in small batches to reflect our unique region. We start by aging interesting bourbon whiskeys in traditional new charred American oak at our distillery's 4,000ft perch in the Sierra Mountains. We then blend the bourbons and nod to area's robust wine region by letting the batches rest in a variety of local wine casks. With these distinctions, you can enjoy comparing and contrasting batches as you collect them.

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CALAVERAS CASK FINISH
CASK STRENGTH SINGLE BARREL
ALC./VOL. AND PROOF VARIES  |  750ML

With limited bottles and occasional releases, this bourbon is a delight for whiskey connoisseurs and collectors. Putting aside exceptional single barrels of Calaveras Cask Finish Bourbon, we allow additional finishing in local wine barrels and present this spirit at cask strength - from 112 to 120 proof . This undiluted presentation concentrates the bourbon's flavors of rich honey and stonefruit while allowing for each taster to determine whether sipping it neat or adding water is preferable to their unique palate.

 
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TRAPPER'S OATH
49% ALC./VOL.   |  98 PROOF  |  750ML
Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Stout Beer Barrels
Aged 18 Years

When the opportunity for great adventure comes along, we don't shy away from it. Trapper's Oath is the result of one such chosen journey in which we worked with a Canadian rye whiskey that was aged extensively. Bringing the barrels to our Sierra Nevada mountain perch, we finished the whiskey in stout beer casks that originally aged our Hinterhaus Bourbon whiskey. As always, we present this whiskey naturally (non-chill filtered and no color added) to keep the integrity of this extraordinary rye whiskey. 

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COMING SOON
ALC./VOL. AND PROOF TBD  |  750ML
American Single Malt Whiskey
& Rye Whiskey Blend

Hinterhaus American Single Malt Whiskey is our flagship grain to glass spirit. 100% of our Malted Barley comes from Northern California family farms. Kilned and traditional floor malting is done by our partner Admiral Maltings in Alameda, CA. Our American Single Malt is an exploration in Terroir and a discovery of the impact quality ingredients can have on a whiskey. Local ingredients farmed sustainably, varied kiln profiles in each batch, barley traditionally floor malted, and spirit distilled and aged in Arnold, California all contribute to our unique flavor profile.

Hinterhaus Blended Rye Whiskey is a unique blend of whiskies distilled onsite at our facility in Arnold, CA and whiskies procured from our partners. This Rye whiskey blend is a unique and fun expression of what a quality blend can be.

 
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ANORAK
ALC./VOL. AND PROOF VARIES  |  375ML
Traditional Herbal Liqueur
Aged in Oak Barrels

Inspired by the 'kräuterlikörs' of Germany, our Owner/Distiller Nate was determined to craft this spirit and introduce it to American palates. Lightly enhanced with agave syrup, Anorak is both sweet and bitter. It contains 23 herbs and botanicals including cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, chamomile and more, and is traditionally served as a digestif following dinner. Spectacular when sipped neat around a fire, it's also a welcome addition to a winter's coffee or in lieu of bitters in any number of cocktails.

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MONT ESPRIT
37.5% ALC./VOL.   |  75 PROOF  |  375ML
Seasonally Released
Winter Liqueur

A seasonal exclusive released each winter, this lightly sweetened liqueur will transport you to the Alps for a little après-ski libation. Distilled for centuries in France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria, liqueurs like our Mont Esprit were initially developed by monks for medicinal purposes using localized herbs. They have long since become 'de rigeuer' at alpine chalets and cocktail bars. Mont Esprit's bright peppermint and wintergreen notes greet you immediately, while hints of cinnamon and juniper extend a symphony of flavors. Enjoy chilled on-the-rocks, added to cocoa, or combine with vodka.

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ALPINE ADVENTURE TICKET

Limited releases, experiments, exclusive previews and unique spirits, some never to appear again. The Alpine Adventure Ticket series consists of rare bottlings such as our Distiller's Preview 'Haus Bairn - an Alpine Club exclusive preview of spirits to come providing a glimpse into the process of distilling and aging , Die Bierleichen Bierschnaps - distilled beer in collaboration with local breweries and Warming Hut - a holiday spirit that blends Bourbon with local port, honey and flavors of chocolate and whipped cream.