“When life gives you lemons, make Limoncello…” – Jay Lockwood, Master Distiller
Mix one former musician, add a winemaking veteran, a dash of entrepreneurship, and shake. Brothers Spirits, brought to you by the Lockwood brothers, is the newest distillery to grace Buellton’s Industrial Way, creating spirits in the old world method, one batch at a time. With Jeff’s background in winemaking and Jay’s in contracting, the two have created a space that is the perfect blend of industrial and elegant.
With a passion for spirits, Jay is the Master Distiller, a self-taught visionary with a penchant for tequila. Building the space from the ground up, Jay is a one-man assembly line, spending over 12 hours in the shop, from distilling to bottling to labeling. Transforming a former garage, the tasting room is open and intimate, with leather seats, local artwork, and views of the copper still, where the magic is created.
“We are bringing back quality and an old world attitude,” said Jay Lockwood. This is our life, this is our passion, we do everything here by hand, literally everything.”
Their current selection includes the following unaged spirits:
Brothers Vodka – Using Santa Barbara grown Albarino wine as the base, the taste is clean and smooth, with a creamy silky texture. Great for making your favorite martini, the vodka pairs well with rich dishes, as well as salty cheeses and caviar.
Brothers Blanco Agave Azul – Using 100% blue agave from Jalisco, Mexico, the flavor is sweet and earthy, with a smooth middle. Great paired with ceviche or any citrus marinade.
Brothers White Hawk Malt Whiskey – Named after “White Lightening,” this unaged malt whiskey offers a smoky aroma with a barley sweetness. Pairs great with BBQ or grilled veggies.
Brothers Limoncello – Made with organic Oxnard lemons, this lightly sweet and tart delight uses fresh lemon zest to create a great after dinner digestif. Pair with your favorite chocolate or drizzle over ice cream.
Fancy a cocktail? The Tasting Room currently features five cocktails, from the popular Agaverita with Brothers Blanco Agave, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, and lime juice to the classic Manhattan with Brothers White Hawk Malt Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, and dash of Angostura bitters.
Less than six months old, the nano distillery will be starting a spirits club in the upcoming months, as well as a barrel program, and charity concerts. Stay tuned and stay thirsty.
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