Our team is small but passionate, and we each bring our years of experience and passion to an industry ready to be shaken up.
Adrian Willey, Head Distiller
Our head distiller, Adrian, defines himself as “obsessed”. Obsessed with still design. Obsessed with the minute variations in each distillation run. And, most importantly, obsessed with quality. Adrian has spent years building and doing, from fixing up old cars with his dad to working as a contractor. He brings his hands-on approach to the distillery, where each and every individual spirit must meet his high standards.
Oliver Gothe, Distillery Manager
Oliver has a desire to create. From running small businesses in college to his work here at the distillery, Oliver has always wanted to make something he could share with the world. Oliver started as a homebrewer and, through his attention to every detail, wound up winning local beer and wine competitions. He believes that spirits can be his way to give something good back to the community that he loves.
Derrick McFerran, Tasting Room
Derrick, a Bay Area native, joined us because he believed in the labor of love we have undertaken to launch this distillery and the steps we’ve gone through to produce "such amazing products". Derrick brings years of experience working in and running taprooms for breweries with him and is excited to help build our brand in Richmond, a place he's come to love.