arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up play-button plus tab-indicator dots close menu search facebook google-plus instagram pinterest rss twitter youtube rss-two heart Check FeaturedBadge linkedin minus apps placeholder linkedin
Set your sights on

San Diego Spirits

A craft distilling scene that is uniquely San Diego

Discover craft distilling in San Diego

It's no secret that San Diego is blessed with an exceptional craft brewing industry. As a global craft beer capital, San Diego's innovative beer culture currently fosters 150 licensed and operational breweries. Another emerging market has started to gain traction - craft distilling. There are now 15-plus craft distilleries in San Diego, which are producing a gamut of spirits.

Just as San Diegan's have honed their palates for higher quality ales & lagers, the demand for craft spirits is rising as well. A new age of localism is starting to develop around cocktails. Notably, there's a growing appreciation for cocktails mixed with locally produced, small batch spirits. Locals are becoming more conscious about what they're drinking, how it's made and where it's from, and visitors are invited to experience it for themselves.

San Diego's distilleries are producing exceptional and exciting spirits. Be sure to try: Malahat's Ginger Rum, 619's Cucumber Vodka, Cutwater Spirits' Devil's Share Single Malt Whiskey, and Old Harbor's San Miguel South Western Gin (distilled with cilantro & limes). And while only about half the distilleries have tasting rooms, you can find their bottles on a fast growing number of restaurant and bar shelves around San Diego.

Find a place to stay

Book online or call 1-800-350-6205 to speak with a local expert

Related Articles and Features

Explore San Diego Spirits


Stay in touch

Sign up to receive the latest news, events, and updates about San Diego. Our monthly and weekly newsletters will keep you informed about the latest and greatest happenings in the destination.

Sign Up




Follow Us


English | Change Language

Select your country or region

China FlagChinaGermany FlagGermanyGreat Britain FlagGreat BritainJapan FlagJapanMexico FlagMexicoKorea FlagKoreaSwitzerland FlagSwitzerlandBrazil FlagBrazilFrance FlagFranceAustralia FlagAustraliaCanada FlagCanada USA

Or use Google Translate

Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Croatian Czech Danish Deutsch Español Estonian Filipino Finnish Francais Galician Greek Haitian-Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Nederlands Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Swahili Swedish Telugu Thai Turkish Ukranian Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish