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Hotaling & Co., San Francisco

#13 of 19 in Breweries & Distilleries in San Francisco
Distillery · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
Hotaling & Co. (pronounced ho-de-ling), formerly Anchor Distilling Company, is an importer and distiller of fine spirits headquartered in San Francisco. Originally established in 1993 by beverage visionary Fritz Maytag, fueled by the bold realization that there were no pot-distilled whiskies or high-end craft gins being made legally in America at the time. As a result, Anchor Distilling Company is credited with creating American’s first craft whiskey (Old Potrero) and gin (Junipero Gin) after Prohibition.

In 2010, Fritz Maytag retired and sold Anchor Distilling Company to a business partnership that included Tony Foglio and London's oldest wine and spirit merchant, Berry Bros. & Rudd. With the sale, Anchor Distilling Company expanded beyond production on Potrero Hill to incorporate importing a collection of super-premium craft spirits from around the world.

Today, newly named Hotaling & Co., has earned a nationwide reputation for its portfolio of craft spirits discerningly imported to the U.S. that is made up of over 300 specialty products from nearly 23 countries. The Hotaling name remains a part of San Francisco drinking culture as the distillery celebrates 25 years of production, a proud tradition that will continue into the future alongside the other core pillars: importing and consumer education.
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  • We wanted to do something fun for some friends who love San Francisco and whiskey and this was the perfect spot! We had an amazing tasting with a very knowledgeable guide and fabulous views of the...  more »
  • Absolutely brilliant!! I can’t recommend it highly enough. We got to taste a clear un-aged whiskey, a 17 year old whiskey, some incredible tastes and smells. The host was sooo knowledgeable and...  more »

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