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Welcome to Essential Spirits Alambic Distilleries

"Where Our Spirits Will Raise Your Spirits."

About Us

Master Distiller Dave Classick Sr. and his wife and CEO Andrea Mirenda.

Who we are

Established in 1996, we are a unique service disabled veteran owned and operated micro-distillery located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. With roots as a true silicon valley garage project, like similar familiar silicon valley stories,  our state of the art Alambic (pot) still produces a soft, medium bodied distilled spirit from a variety of high quality ingredients. The heart of Essential Spirits, it was formed by hand by one of France's premier Alambic still makers, it is the only one of its kind in the United States.

Our goal is to transform fruits, wines, pommaces and brews into exceptional, award winning, world class spirits. 

From the parrot's beak

Interested in which award-winning, world-class spirits we are currently producing or might be in the works... click below.

Still full of spent pommace

Services Offered

Been thinking about starting a spirits brand, but don't know where to start? We've got over 15 years experience incubating brands and helping them to grow to their full potential.

We also work with wineries throughout the great state of California to produce grappas and ports.