SanTan Brewing launches spirits range

21st May, 2018 by Owen Bellwood

US-based SanTan Brewing Company has launched its new distilling arm, which will produce a range of whiskey and vodka expressions.

SanTan Brewery, Distillery and eatery

American drinks brand SanTan has rebranded following the launch of its spirits portfolio

The Arizona-based drinks producer has also rebranded to SanTan Brewery, Distillery and Eatery, allowing each element of its business to be highlighted under one flag.

The distillery will produce Sacred Stave Single Malt Whiskey and SanTan Distilling Vodka, plus kaffir lime-flavoured vodka.

Sacred Stave whiskey will be aged in Arizona red wine barrels, while the brand’s kaffir lime-flavorued vodka will be redistilled through a botanical basket containing organic kaffir lime leaves.

The small batch distillery has recruited Brant Gasparek as its head distiller. Gasparek formerly worked as a chef in the brand’s brew pubs across Arizona.

Anthony Canecchia, founder and brewmaster at SanTan, said: “Brant’s culinary background serves him in identifying and isolating the essential flavour components born from the distillation process.”

Distribution of the three expressions across Arizona will be handled by Young’s Market Company.

Matt Neuman, national sales director for SanTan, said: “We are thrilled to now offer award-winning spirits with our already amazing beer portfolio. With years of solid growth coming from our loyal customers and beer distributors across Arizona, it allows us the opportunity to provide Arizona with premier craft beer, and now craft spirits.

“Bringing on Young’s Market to distribute our spirits is the perfect addition to help SanTan be Arizona’s go-to craft brewery and distillery.”

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