You & Yours Distilling Brings Spirits To San Diego's East Village Starting March 9

March 5, 2017

You & Yours Distilling Co. opens its distillery and tasting room in San Diego’s East Village on Thursday, March 9. California’s first urban destination distillery, You & Yours is owned and operated by Laura Johnson - one of the country’s few female distillers.

"I chose the name 'You & Yours' for my first distilling venture as a nod to the spirits' underlying purpose: to provide a setting where friends and family can come together, enjoy an elevated imbibing experience, and maybe learn a little something along the way - whether it be about craft distilling, cocktail culture or each other. By You & Yours, for you and yours," explains Johnson.

Utilizing a custom-built hybrid eau de vie still, You & Yours’ flagship products mimic California’s modern and refreshing atmosphere with bright and fresh flavors. You & Yours will be launching with an American-style gin and vodka. Sunday Gin is You & Yours’ flagship American-style gin - citrus-forward with plenty of piney, familiar juniper and a sophisticated floral finish thanks to rose hip and other fresh florals. Additional botanicals include traditional coriander for a gentle hint of spice and not-so-traditional fresh mint for brightness. The end result is a modern, juicy and highly drinkable gin. Y&Y Vodka is You & Yours flagship vodka, consisting of a unique, proprietary blend of three distillates - American corn lays a smooth and subtly sweet foundation, potato lends a rich, creamy mouth feel and California grapes provide an elegant floral finish.

In addition to Johnson, the team at You & Yours Distilling Co. consists of co-founder Luke Mahoney (entrepreneur, marketing expert and hospitality veteran), and Chris Frierson and Trevor Bowles, a duo of former Consortium Holdings (Craft & Commerce, Ironside Fish & Oyster, Polite Provisions) barmen heading up the cocktail program and tasting room operations. On the production side, Johnson is supported by remote distilling consultant Anthony Cano (Death’s Door Spirits, Ascendant Spirits).

Located at 1495 G Street in San Diego, You & Yours’ tasting room will be open to the public Thursday & Friday from 4pm to 10pm, and Saturday & Sunday from 12pm to 10pm for tasting flights, cocktails and bottle sales.

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