July 10, 2018– On the cover of the July issue of Oprah Magazine, Oprah wants to know “WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU HAPPY?” Making the “O List” in the July issue makes Petaluma based craft distillery, Sonoma Coast Spirits, VERY HAPPY! “Being included in Oprah’s Favorites list is a huge thing! Businesses all over the world send Oprah a gazillion products every day. We are so grateful and honored to have been chosen for the O List.” Says Jill Olson (The creator behind the spirits). “Oprah and her team really liked all our spirits, but they especially enjoyed the Jalapeno Lime Vodka (which is delicious in Bloody Mary’s and Moscow Mule’s) and the Citrus Basil Vodka (which is great with lime soda water and garnished with anorange twist). “Both vodka’s taste really fresh, are garden to glass, and we try to use fresh ingredients from our garden as much possible. The packaging is also beautiful and top shelf quality, and designed by our niece, Felicia Chiarello.” According to Jill.
Husband and wife team, Doug and Jill Olson, founded their Sonoma County family owned operation in 2011 and are located on North McDowell Blvd. in Petaluma across the street from Lagunitas Brewery. Recreating family recipes is what Sonoma Coast Spirits is all about. The first spirit they developed was the Lemon Drop Martini twist and pour cocktail, which won the 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Award Gold Medal; and the 2013 Sip Awards Platinum level/best in show. The Lemon Drop was followed by a Pomegranate Cosmo and a Mango Tango cocktail, and all are 32 proof! These vodka-based cocktails have been hugely popular and are sold all over California. The grappa and flavored vodkas soon followed in 2014. Since being featured in the O List as Oprah’s Favorites, they have introduced Ginger; Espresso; and Rose Vodka. Currently they are trying to keep up with the demand and national attention.
You can find their spirits in California at select Whole Foods; BevMo; Save Mart; Safeway; Lucky’s, Total Wine and Spirits; Nugget Stores; Oliver’s; and various smaller stores around the state. Out of state customers (or in state) can conveniently order on-line at www.sonomacoastspirits.com and have their delicious spirits shipped directly to the customers home or office.