Home Base Spirits

Home Base Spirits produces hand-crafted spirits and liqueurs highlighting California botanicals and sustainably farmed grains.


Home base Bourbon

Our flagship bourbon is a balanced and delicate grain-forward whiskey made with sustainably grown corn, rye and lots of malted barley.

The whiskey is aged in new American oak barrels at char 3, allowing the flavors from the high malt content - honey, maple and nut - to complement the caramel, toffee and vanilla notes typical of bourbons. 

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BOURBON BATCH 4 - SPECIAL RELEASE - Released September 2017

Tasting Notes: Grain-forward, honey, graham cracker, nuts, caramel and brown sugar. Creamy, sweet nose of butterscotch and a cinnamon, baking spice finish.


BOURBON BATCH 3 - Released March 2017

  • Aged 14 Months - 1 barrel at 20 Months
  • New American Oak 25 gallon barrels, Medium Char #3
  • 60% Organic Corn grown in Sacramento at Adams Grains
  • 30% Malted Barley grown in Oregon at Mecca Grade Estate Malts
  • 10% Organic Rye grown in Oregon at Azure Standard Farms
  • Distilled 01/2016 in California at Sutherland Distilling Company
  • Aged, blended and bottled in Oakland, CA at Home Base Spirits
  • Blend of barrels B6, B9, B10
  • Batch Size: 340 Bottles

Tasting Notes: This batch's high malt content brings out the graham cracker, nut and honey notes, but with the extra aged whiskey blended in, the vanilla, caramel and brow sugar flavors come through strong on the front. A light cinnamon note from the rye balances the flavor. Our favorite yet!

Drinking Tips: Great right out of the bottle. We also love this one with an ice cube. It opens up the sweet side even more. If sipping neat, swirl your glass a few times - we found a little oxygen brings out the honey and caramel notes even more.