Central Coast small-batch distillery Rod & Hammer’s SLO Stills is putting California’s name on the map for award-winning whiskey with Cut With The Pacific craft spirits hitting stores.
Crafted by California surfer Rodney “Rod” Cegelski, and Aussie jackaroo Hamish “Hammer” Marshall, SLO Stills was founded in partnership to share a passion for quality craft whiskey and the Central Coast. Each barrel-aged spirit is cut and proofed with purified Pacific Ocean water, capturing the soul and essence of waters that united the duo to spur over a decade of friendship.
“SLO Stills has been handcrafted to reflect our story,” said co-founder Hamish Marshall. “We’re thrilled to be breaking out of our hometown to show everyone how California does whiskey.”
Rod & Hammer’s SLO Stills craft spirits are now available in 750mL bottles at select retailers. The distributed lineup includes a Straight Bourbon and barrel-strength Cask Bourbon.
- A particularly light and mellow take on Bourbon, the liquid is distilled in Indiana, aged two years, and cut with water from the Pacific to add some California flair.
- Look for a honeyed hue and pungent aromas that suggest grilled pineapple, dried apricot and cut grass.
- The drying, slightly viscous palate shows golden raisin, dried apricot and a butterscotch tinge, fading into clove and brisk lemon peel on the exit.