Santa Cruz County's acclaimed Venus Spirits distillery has triumphed once again! Their signature agave spirit El Ladrón Yolo clinched Best in Class, Double Gold, and Best Other Agave Spirit at the 2022 Sunset International Spirits Competition.
This renowned judging event has industry experts rigorously evaluate spirits on quality, flavor, and craftsmanship. For Venus Spirits to stand out demonstrates their unwavering commitment to excellence.
The passionate Venus team deserves immense credit for this achievement through their hard work, innovation, and focus on quality. Their collective devotion to the craft shines through in every bottle.
El Ladrón Yolo begins with over 6000 lbs of agave roasted in pits for 7 days with local partners. Meticulous processing and a 10-day fermentation follows before double distillation in a copper still. Finally, a 6-month rest in steel creates an exquisite smoky spirit with tropical fruit and spice notes.
This award-winner is now available to savor at the Venus Spirits tasting room and online shop. Treat your palate and support local talent by trying El Ladrón Yolo today!
As a proud Santa Cruz County resident, it delights me to see our vibrant local businesses earning recognition on the world stage. The spirit of innovation and community runs strong here. Please join me in celebrating Venus Spirits on their well-deserved accolades!