ABOUT SPIRIT WORKS DISTILLERY

AWARDED DISTILLERY OF THE YEAR 2020

Spirit Works Distillery, awarded Distillery of the Year by ADI in July 2020, was founded, in 2012 in the heart of Sonoma County in Sebastopol, California, by husband and wife team Timo and Ashby Marshall. The distillery is a highly respected and award-winning craft spirits producer which house-ferments, distills, and bottles handmade Vodka, Gin, Sloe Gin, Barrel Gin, Barrel Reserve Sloe Gin and the all four-year-old Straight Wheat, Straight Rye, and Four Grain Bourbon Whiskey onsite. Lead by one of the few female distilling teams in the U.S., Spirit Works Distillery is continually voted as Best Craft Distillery and Tasting Room in Sonoma County.

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Distillery of The Year

TIMO & ASHBY

Timo Marshall - Co-Founder @ Spirit Works Distillery
Ashby Marshall - Co-Founder @ Spirit Works Distillery

Timo comes from a small village in the southwest of England called Thurlestone. This is where his family has been refining their sloe gin recipe for generations. While they didn’t make their own gin from grain to glass, they did employ the traditional method of steeping sloe berries in gin, picked along the coastal hills.

Ashby and Timo w/ Dogs in front of Distillery

Ashby, on the other hand, is West Coast bred and has a deep passion and impressive palate for whiskey and its intricacies. She is thrilled to be the only distiller in her family.

Together, Timo and Ashby spent over 10 years working together for environmental non-profits while training folks in fast boat driving, IRATA climbing, and as sailing instructors. It is with this passion for the environment and working with their hands that you will find them at the distillery working side by side creating sustainable processes including mashing all organic grains, working the still, offering distillery tours, cleaning tanks, running the business and creating the best California distillery tasting room possible. They couldn’t do any of this without their incredible small staff of dedicated, passionate, mostly female producers of Vodka, Gin, Sloe Gin, Barrel Gin, Straight Wheat Whiskey, Straight Rye Whiskey, Four Grain Straight Bourbon, and Barrel Reserve Sloe Gin made batch by batch, grain to glass.

our team

ASHBY MARSHALL
Co-Founder/Distiller/PR
TIMO MARSHALL
Co-Founder - GM
KRYSTAL GOULART
Head Distiller
KRISTA KEMPLE
Sales Manager
RAEME KENNEDY
Bookkeeper/Office Admin
TYLER BURKE
Assistant Distiller
SEAN KIRCHER
Tasting Room Manager
ZAKAI ARNOWITZ
TR Assistant Manager
MIKAELA MORALES
Production Assistant
CAMILLE CAUTHEN
Tasting Room Associate
BANDIT AND ECHO
Security
GRAIN TO GLASS
We control the production of our spirits from grain to glass, ensuring a quality product distilled from California grown organic Red Winter Wheat