Humboldt Craft Spirits
It's your spirit!
Redwood Rye
Little River Gin
Blue Lake Vodka
It's your spirit.

our DISTILLERY

We are the first and only licensed distillery in Eureka, CA.  Each of our award-winning spirits is made from scratch, providing you with a true local "grain to glass" experience.
Blue Lake Vodka
BLUE LAKE
VODKA
Redwood Rye
LITTLE RIVER
GIN
REDWOOD
RYE
Certified Craft
What is "Certified Craft" and why is it important?
“Certified Craft”™ spirits are the products of an independently-owned distillery with maximum annual sales of 52,000 cases where the product is PHYSICALLY distilled and bottled on-site. This term is important in the craft distilling world because there are many ways to shortcut the raw material to finished spirits process. “Merchant Producers” can purchase finished whiskey, vodka, gin, rum, or any other spirit type and mislead consumers that they “made” their product. There are a variety of descriptions that can be slapped on a label, including, “Distilled by,” “Bottled by,” “Manufactured by,” or “Produced by,” and any combination of these.

Just because a label reads “Bottled by XYZ Spirits” does not mean the spirits were created by that particular Company. In fact, if it reads anything other than “distilled by XYZ Spirits,” it wasn’t actually crafted from scratch by the Company labeling the spirit.  Chances are, that spirit was made in a huge ethanol plant by a nameless, faceless plant supervisor.  It’s also why many vodkas and whiskeys taste alike – they were made in the same plant!

We have, from day one, believed in the “Certified Craft”™, or “Grain to Glass” process. While the global spirits industry continues to focus on large volume, marketing, conformity and market share, we are passionately committed to creating authentic small batch spirits of exceptional quality and uniqueness.  We believe in being honest with our customers about our products and our process.  Our spirits are hand crafted for those customers who care where, why, and how a product is made and can taste the difference.  Our goal is to produce unique, world class spirits via a “Certified Craft” process that fully embraces the rich American distilling traditions as well as the successful entrepreneurial culture here in Humboldt County.

excellence

OUR AWARD-WINNING SPIRITS
Blue Lake Vodka
2015
- Bronze Medal / Best of Class, "Certified Craft Barley Vodka", American Distilling Institute
- Silver Medal, "Excellence In Packaging", American Distilling Insitute
2016
- Bronze Medal, "Certified Craft Barley Vodka", American Distilling Institute
- Bronze Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2017
- Gold Medal, "Grain To Glass Vodka - Residual Base Character", American Distilling Institute

Little River Gin
2017
- Silver Medal, "Grain To Glass Gin", American Distilling Institute

Redwood Rye (tm)
2017
- Bronze Medal, "Rye Whiskey", American Distilling Institute
We've heard from the judges...  but we want to know what YOU think!  See below for information on where to find our spirits, and send your comments to tastingnotes@humboldtcraftspirits.com.

procurement

Want to try?  here's where to buy.
ARCATA
Murphy's Sunnybrae Market
Wildberries Marketplace
Fourth Street Market
Arcata Liquors
Arcata Co-Op
Ray's Food Place
The Hutch
The Liquor Still
Safeway
Greenview Market

BLUE LAKE
Play Station 777

CRESCENT CITY
Y Liquors
Safeway
Discount Liquors
Wayside Liquor

EUREKA
John's Myrtlewood Liquors
Winco Foods
Safeway
Harris & K Market
Myrtle Avenue Market
EUREKA (cont.)
N&S Liquors
RP Gas n Go
Handee Market
BevMo!
Bonomini's Market

FERNDALE
J&W Liquors

FORTUNA
Beverage Plus Foods
Campton Heights Market
Safeway
Express Liquor & Cigar
HP Riverwalk Shell
Ray's Food Place

GARBERVILLE
Ray's Food Place

HIOUCHI
Hiouchi Hamlet

HOOPA
Pearson's Grocery
LOLETA
Loleta Market

MCKINLEYVILLE
Safeway
Cask & Flask Liquors
Ray's Food Place

ORICK
Orick Market

ORLEANS
Orleans Market

REDWAY
Ray's Shop Smart
Redway Liquors

RIO DELL
C - C Market

SCOTIA
Hoby's Market

WILLOW CREEK
Ray's Food Place
Speedex
ARCATA
The Alibi
Toby & Jacks
Rita's
Richard's Goat Tavern
Abruzzi
Plaza Grill
Carmella's
Baywood Golf & Country Club
E&O Bowl

BLUE LAKE
Blue Lake Casino & Hotel

BURNT RANCH
Rockslide Bar & Grill

CRESCENT CITY
Good Harvest Cafe
Everett's Club

EUREKA
Five Eleven
Boathouse Bar & Grill
Double-A Cocktail Lounge
Elk's Lodge
Chapala Cafe
Ingomar Club
Oberon Grill
EUREKA (cont.)
Steve & Dave's Bar
The Speakeasy
Harbor Lanes
Gabriel's
Hotel Carter
Cafe Marina
Ernie's
Red Lion Cocktail Lounge
Eagles Lodge
Dave's Place
Myrtlewood Lounge
Gallagher's Irish Pub
Vista Del Mar

FERNDALE
VI Restaurant & Bar
Hotel Ivanhoe
Palace

FORKS OF SALMON
Salmon River Saloon

FORT DICK
Sea West Restaurant

GARBERVILLE
Benbow Inn
Stone Junction
Calico's
KLAMATH
Woodland Villa Resort

MCKINLEYVILLE
Six Rivers Brewery
Clam Beach Inn
Moose Lodge

REDWAY
Brass Rail Bar & Grill

RIO DELL
Mingo's Sports Bar

SHELTER COVE
Mario's Marina

SMITH RIVER
The Bank

TRINIDAD
Cher-Ae-Heights Casino

WILLOW CREEK
V.F.W. Ironsides
Forks