In 2011, Ventura Spirits formed a mission to produce spirits distilled from only local sources in Ventura County. The California Vodka is distilled from local strawberries, Opuntia is a brandy produced from prickly pear cactus fruit, and Wilder Gin is infused with a blend of botanicals harvested from the hills around the distillery. This unique approach to distilling extends into the distillation equipment that was built by hand by founder Andrew Caspary. In 2014, Ventura Spirits went national and has plans for growth into other liqueurs, spirits, and plant expansion. If you are ever in Ventura go visit them, theirs tours are down to earth and filled with amazing stories...and a few tastes as well!! Muddle & Stir is happy to be representing Ventura Spirits. Look out for more exciting collaborations between our two companies.
Opuntia is a prickly pear spirit, made from the fruit of the Nopal cactus. Its flavor is as singular as tequila’s, an invigorating balance of fresh fruit and desert earth that is all its own. Over a ton of sun-ripened California fruit is fermented into wine and then distilled in each batch. This is a new spirit tradition that belongs to California.
California Vodka is the only vodka in the world made from strawberries. This is not a flavored vodka - it is a neutral spirit that is actually distilled from strawberry wine. The locally grown fruit is fermented, distilled and bottled by hand at our craft distillery on California’s central coast. This is California Vodka.
Wilder Gin is distilled with wild-harvested, native California botanicals including sagebrush, purple sage, bay, yerba santa, pixie mandarin peel and chuchupate. This dynamic mix of the wild and the cultivated bursts with fresh, savory aromas, like taking a walk through the mountains of the central coast. Drink Wilder straight, or use it to bring out the wilder side of gin cocktails. This is not the Queen’s gin, it’s Wilder.