AZ Distilling Company 508 W 1st Street Tempe, AZ 85281
Arizona's first distillery since prohibition. This was an interesting experience and thank you to my best friend, sister and brother-in-law for attending this tour/tasting with me. This distillery at the time of my visit (over the summer) was in a warehouse in Tempe, Arizona, with no air conditioning. As most of you know every distillery experiences a loss of alcohol from their barrels, known as the "angels share". For this distillery they experience an evaporation rate of 15% from their barrels due to their location. I know they were in the process of moving to a new location which I believe does include air condition and good barbecue. Hopefully having air condition will lower the evaporation rate. The tour was very informative with the small operation but don't let the size of the operation fool you. If you are in the Phoenix area I recommend that you visit this distillery. Trying their Humphreys whiskey and their Park Rye is a must. They also distill gin and other small batch award winning spirits. When you visit ask them about the letter they received from Makers Mark.