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Meet The Maker Tucson: Hamilton Distillers



Whiskey del Bac

Yelp Tucson kicked-off our Meet The Maker event series with Hamilton Distillers, Tucson’s first craft distillery. 20 Yelpers gathered for an intimate evening that included a guided tour of the 500 gallon distillery and tasting with Founding Partner, Stephen Paul, daughter Amanda Paul, whom helped start and name the business and Ramon Olivas, assistant distiller. Some unique factoids that we think all locals should know:

Hamilton Distillers Tucson

They do it all in-house– once the grain is delivered to the distillery. They malt their own mesquite-smoked barley, mash, ferment, distill, barrel and bottle under one roof.

Hamilton Distillers produces three different varieties of whiskey– Dorado is the original result of using mesquite to malt,  Classic and Clear.

Whiskey del Bac (aka. the product name) includes both Spanish and Tohono O’odham in the name. The phrase translates to “the place where the river reappears in the sand.”

Each barrel is bottled by hand, by volunteers– that means you can help!

The distillery is home to two special kitties– Turo and Masher.

We can’t thank the team at Hamilton Distillers enough for sharing their story and process with us. To say that they set the bar high would be an understatement! Read all of the awesome reviews of the event and check out the fabulous photos, courtesy of Pedro Romano.

Find Hamilton Distillers on Yelp, Instagram and Facebook for updates on special events and distillery tours.

Yelp events exist to put people in touch with great local businesses. Yelp Tucson’s “Meet the Maker” series highlights unique locally-made products and businesses.

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