Twin brothers, Chris and Brandon Matthies are the brains and braun behind Sonoma Brothers Distilling, a Sonoma County based artisan distillery in Windsor, CA.
The distillery is sandwiched between other small-batch booze makers in what is now called Artisan Alley, an industrial warehouse building that houses small wine producers, cider-makers and distillers. Chris and Brandon stay true to the "Grain To Glass" method of distilling. There are easier, and even cheaper ways of distilling, but the Matthies brothers have never been ones to do things the easy way.
Chris is a firefighter and Brandon is a police officer, so they both know a thing or two about hard work. They use only the finest ingredients, doing every step of the process themselves, distilling in small 2 liter batches, in a handmade Arnold Holstein copper pot still. They are Sonoma County raised, through and through and wanted their spirits to be a reflection of their upbringing and their hard-working careers in public service.
Sonoma Brothers Distilling can be found in local markets and restaurants all over the county and across the state of California. To find a market closest to you, visit http://sonomabrothersdistilling.com. Interested in touring the distillery? Make a reservation by contacting Chris and Brandon at (707) 888-2120 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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