For Going Sloe: SpiritWorks, Sebastopol: True to quirky Sebastopol, this distillery has its own way of doing things, producing everything from vodka and whiskey to its signature sloe gin — made with owner Timo Ashby’s family recipe. What’s sloe gin? With a stunning ruby color, it’s a liqueur infused with a relative of the plum (sloe berries) that adds just a hint of sweetness. SpiritWorks barrel-aged sloe gin gets a rest in white oak barrels, adding depth and layers to the liqueur, which is available in limited quantities. Tours include plenty of licks from Ashby’s Boston terrier, Bandit. 6790 McKinley St., No. 100, Sebastopol, 707-634-4793, spiritworksdistillery.com
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