Mendocino Spirits

Unforgettable handcrafted excellence in a bottle

A small craft distillery born of tradition and old world practices stretching back generations. Innovating and building on years of experience to create a spirit that fills the palate with the warmth, love and passion distilled into every barrel.

Mendocino Spirits Bourbon

Our Story

Crispin Cain

Mendocino Spirits is the creation of Crispin Cain and his team. Crispin brings 30 years of distillation and cellaring experience to each glass.

As Crispin tells it, “While I worked for Germain-Robin Brandy, I had a vision of making fine whiskey here in Northern California, one which expresses the simple beauty of clean air, clean water, and tall trees, while capturing the complexity of malted grains from a variety of local and classic sources.”


“I create whiskies using the time honored traditions of Cognac, keen attention to fermentation, the Charentais Pot Still, the double distillation method, brought to barreling strength with filtered rain water, choosing fine barrels to match fine spirits. Carefully selecting the distillate which becomes Mendocino Spirits. Crispin’s accomplishments can be found in each bottle of Mendocino Spirits, his Bourbon is a continuing source of accolades and pride.

Mendocino Spirits Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Mendocino Spirits Bourbon is the creation of Crispin Cain. Aromas of butterscotch, caramel, toffee, fudge, vanilla, and maple syrup. It finishes soft and smooth with malt and toasted grains.

Aged Gin

Begun as an experiment in aging spirits, continued as a breakthrough favorite, our Aged Gin is intensely earthy and spicy. It is a perfect blend of juniper berries, coriander, cardamom, lemon peel, orange peel, grains of paradise, licorice root, orris root, rosemary and cinnamon sticks.

Aged Gin
Captain Fletcher's Reserve

Captain Fletcher's Private Reserve

Made from medium toasted malted rye, this 2012 distillation is flawless. Distilled in old Cognac pot stills and aged in American oak, this whiskey is as adventurous as its name sake. Rated top 10 of American Rye Whiskies and awarded 95 points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, we know you’ll enjoy this as much as we do.

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