Like most San Franciscans, we don’t really make it out much to Treasure Island. I admit it: Inside, I’ve always wished it were a tropical haven of pirates and free chests of gold. It is actually a man-made island off the Bay Bridge that once served as an airport in 1939, then became a naval base, and now is a growing residential area. But what brought us to Treasure Island was something very different: Raff Distillerie—a local spirits maker of absinthe, gin, and rum.
To sum up Carter’s story, we’ve made a video (shown below). For the full story, check out our post at The Joy of Drinking. I hope you enjoy!