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Prosperous & Penniless Barrel-Aged Gin

Drawing inspiration from a 19th-century Genever recipe uncovered in the historic port of San Francisco, our Prosperous & Penniless Barrel-Aged Gin undergoes a remarkable transformation during its four-years aging within Buena Vista Winery’s exquisite Chardonnay French oak casks. Infused with a carefully curated selection of warm baking spices among its botanical blend, this gin balances the robust character reminiscent of whiskey with the finesse and craftsmanship synonymous with the world of gin.


Product Details

  • distiller

    Master Distiller, Crispin Cain of Tamar Distillery

  • aroma

    Juniper, coriander, cardamom

  • palate

    Juniper berry, oak, vanilla, toast, caramel, cinnamon

  • aging

    Four years in Bourbon and Limousin oak barrels and finished in Buena Vista Winery Chardonnay barrels

  • color


Calistoga depot wagon
Wood texture

The life of Sam Brannan - the visionary genius behind California's Gold Rush - was marked with both spectacular prosperity and magnificent failure.  Once hailed as a dreamer, leader, and empire builder during the pinnacle of his success, this soldier of fortune died in 1880, remarkably penniless and unable to afford his own funeral.

Brannan's Calistoga Distillery gained much acclaim before he fell victim to financial ruin, and this expertly crafted spirits pay homage to the entrepreneurial spirit of his original Calistoga Distillery, founded more than 170 years ago.