Starting as a small group of home brewers who simply wanted to make better
beer, Ballast Point evolved into the adventurous brand leading the San Diego
The brewery was founded in 1992 with a continuous dedication, or maybe an
obsession, with finding the perfect balance of flavour and aroma, and a focus
on best possible ingredients. It seemed almost natural to move into distilling
Mainly to see if they could add their own spin to another centuries-old craft,
Ballast Point has successfully developed a range of fantastic spirits. Their plan
for the future is simple: keep doing more of what they love.
Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits established its production brewery in 1996; the distillery was added in 2008. The first craft distillery in San Diego, Ballast Point Spirits is one of over 30 operating distilleries in the state of California. At the 2014 New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC) Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits was named the “California Distillery of the Year”.
Yuseff Cherney is the COO/Head Brewer/Co-founding Distiller.
- Distillery: California Distillery of the Year by 2013 and 2014 New York International Spirits Competition
- Three Sheets Barrel Aged Rum: Silver Medal by 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition; Silver Medal by 2015 San Diego Spirits Fest