Whiskey for a Cause

Rod & Hammer’s SLO Stills partnered with Firestone Walker Brewing Co. on a rescue mission to recover thousands of gallons of craft beer headed past their date codes due to the COVID-19 shutdown.

Tanker trucks full of the donated beer will be distilled into whiskey, then aged in new oak barrels and used DBA (Double Barrel Ale) barrels from Firestone Walker’s oak-barrel brewing system to impart notes of caramel, English toffee and toasted oak.

$10 of every bottle sold to the nonprofit Restaurants Care in support of industry workers facing unprecedented hardship.

Purchase Options

"Sipper" - $50

$10 Donation to Restaurants Care

(1) 750ml Bottle of Recovery Whiskey
Ships 6/1/2021

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"One now, One Later" - $100

$10 Donation to Restaurants Care

(1) 750ml Bottle of Recovery Whiskey
Ships 6/1/2021

(1) 750ml Bottle of Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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"Stock Up" - $150

$10 Donation to Restaurants Care

(1) 750ml Bottle of Recovery Whiskey
Ships 6/1/2021

(1) 750ml Bottle of Straight Bourbon Whiskey
(1) 750ml Bottle of Straight Rye Whiskey
(1) Signature Glencairn Glass
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Great Things Take Time

We are quickly recovering the huge influx of beer and distilling into white lighting whiskey to be aged. The aging process will take around 10 months to develop the deep and complex flavors we wish to capture. Rest assured, your pre-purchase allows the donations to be utilized immediately by the non-profit while the whiskey ages.

Anticipated Ready Date: 6/1/2021
Just in time for Father’s Day!

Pre-purchasers receive a “SLO Stock” bond good for their bottle next year.

About Restaurants Care

Restaurants Care is a non-profit program of the CRA Foundation that provides one-time financial support to restaurant employees facing an unforeseen hardship from COVID-19. Grants help to cover basic living expenses such as rent, food and utilities as someone works through a crisis.

Learn more at restaurantscare.org

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