THE HANSON DISTILLATION PROCESS
Since we established our business in 2013, our family-owned distillery has flourished. We are proudly Certified Organic, and still family-owned. It’s a combination that brings the best out of our produce and our people, ensuring every sip of Hanson vodka or whiskey conveys the spirit of Sonoma County.
Pot and column stills
We use a unique hybrid setup of pot and column stills, custom made to produce a smooth, uniquely flavourful grape-based spirit. Our first distillation runs through a traditional copper pot still to retain flavors from the base ingredients. We then distill through a second copper pot still, similar to those you’d find in the Cognac region. This still has a reflux helmet which allows us to retain a velvety mouthfeel. Finally, we distill through our 50-plate copper column still. The distillate has to cool, heat, and vaporize between each of the 50 plates to become deliciously clean vodka with distinctive character and soft mouthfeel.Book a tour
Handcrafted by the Hanson Family
From selecting the best ingredients, to applying the final labels to our bottles, everything at Hanson of Sonoma Distillery is handcrafted. Our family oversees each arm of the operation, all the way through to creating serving suggestions and pairings that help you enjoy our vodkas at their best.
We’re proud to be an Organic Certified distillery. Our special blend of grapes is grown from seeds that are never genetically engineered. They are free from synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, The same goes for the fruits and vegetables found in our organic vodka infusions.
Naturally better infusions
By partnering with certified organic farmers, we’ve made sure the standards applied to our own organic practices are extended to the produce found in our infusions too. Once they reach us, each fruit and vegetable is hand peeled, cut, and prepared for infusion with our organic vodka. It’s a process that guarantees complex fruit flavor, without artificial syrups and sweeteners.
The best way to discover the magic of Hanson of Sonoma is to experience it firsthand. Visit us at the Sonoma distillery and tasting room, or our coastal site in Sausalito, CA, to experience the difference for yourself.Discover