Ascendant Spirits: Calyx gin, Semper Fi corn whiskey, Silver Lightning Moonshine

I’m quite familiar with Ascendant Spirits from their whiskey to their vodka i n cocktails at bars across Los Angeles. My favorite is the Semper Fi corn whiskey. I was then quite excited to see the distillery in Buellton. I managed to get in right before closing.

Having tasted almost everything before, it was just a treat to see the actual distillery. I did try the Calyx gin which I hadn’t had before.


From their vodka line, I quite enjoy the finger lime flavored one.

Ascendant Spirits: the whiskies

There are several whiskies including the Breaker bourbons as well as moonshine. I’d love to try the wheated Breaker in a cocktail. I would imagine it’d be good in a Manhattan or old fashioned. Or perhaps a Boulevardier.

Ascendant Spirits: where the magic happens

Like any good distillery, Ascendant is very clean. The owner wasn’t in and so it wasn’t much of a tour (I’m also sure the tasting room woman really wanted to close up) but I’m glad I got to see the stills.

Ascendant Spirits

37 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427 — (805) 691-1000
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