You & Yours Distillery Opens Its Doors In San Diego, And This Place Is #Fresh
You & Yours Distilling Co. opens its distillery and tasting room in San Diego’s East Village today, and we highly suggest you stop by!
The spot launches as California’s first urban destination distillery with the MO to provide high-quality, trustworthy spirits made with sustainable practices and top-notch raw ingredients.
“I chose the name ‘You & Yours’ for my first distilling venture as a nod to the spirits’ underlying purpose: to provide a setting where friends and family can come together, enjoy an elevated imbibing experience, and maybe learn a little something along the way – whether it be about craft distilling, cocktail culture or each other. By You & Yours, for you and yours,” explains owner and operator, Laura Johnson.
Fresh digs and the freshest of spirits for us and our friends?! We’re in.
Johnson happens to be one of the few female distillers in the country. Basically, she’s a badass, and we find her story rather relatable and inspiring.
Originally from Texas, Johnson made her way to the West Coast to attend the University of San Diego to study business. A year later, she finds herself on road trip. Looking to take a break from the road, she visited a distillery on a whim.
It was at this moment that Johnson realized distilling was an actual craft, igniting her excitement to learn more about how spirits came to be.
She chased her distilling dreams and we couldn’t be more impressed with the result. The girl’s got game, and so do her delicious drinks.
And this bad boy probably doesn’t hurt:
This gorgeous, custom-built hybrid “eau de vie” still stands proud in the You & Yours space and is integral to helping Y&Y’s flagship products embody California’s modern and refreshing atmosphere with bright and fresh flavors.
Some yumminess you’ll find on opening day:
- Sunday Gin: Citrus forward with plenty of piney, familiar juniper and a sophisticated floral finish thanks to rose hip and other fresh florals. Additional botanicals include traditional coriander for a gentle hint of spice and not-so-traditional fresh mint for brightness. The end result is a modern, juicy and highly drinkable gin.
- Y&Y Vodka: A unique, proprietary blend of three distillates. American corn lays a smooth and subtly sweet foundation, potato lends a rich, creamy mouth feel and California grapes provide an elegant floral finish.
In addition to Johnson, the team at Y&Y consists of co-founder Luke Mahoney (entrepreneur, marketing expert and hospitality veteran), and Chris Frierson and Trevor Bowles, a duo of former Consortium barmen heading up the cocktail program and tasting room operations.
Located at 1495 G Street in East Village, San Diego, the You & Yours’ tasting room is open to the public Thursday & Friday from 4 – 10pm and Saturday & Sunday from 12 – 10pm for tasting flights, cocktails and bottle sales.
Stay tuned to these guys on Facebook for the latest happenings at the new spot, including the upcoming tour schedule which will be announced within the month!