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.

Find Us

Come by the distillery at

  • Harvest Market

    171 Boatyard DR.
    Fort Bragg, CA 95437
  • Point Arena Liquors

    190 Main St.
    Point Arena, CA 95468
  • Redwood Valley Market

    999 E. School Way
    Redwood Valley, CA 95470
  • Village Market & Liquor

    180 Main St.
    Willits, CA 95490
  • Total Wine & More

    San Jose,
    Sacramento
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