Our values of locally sourced, natural, sustainable ingredients are the foundation of a healthy lifestyle, but they’re also the spark for a couple of our indulgences: the Humboldt Distillery and Dutch and Dewey.

In 2012, Abe Stevens put Fortuna’s Humboldt Distillery on the map when he launched his flagship vodka. Originally focusing on small scale production allowed Stevens to perfect his craft and grow his product line to include rum and brandy as well. The vodka is a certified organic sugar cane based neutral spirit that is slightly dry with a light, clean finish that is perfect for mixing. Try this in your next Cosmo or Bloody Mary and you’ll be impressed with the results.

Next we have the Humboldt Distillery Spiced Rum. Also organic, this spirit is a treat unto itself. Unlike other spiced rums, which can have a cloyingly sugary finish, this one is smooth and flavorful without forgetting that it is first and foremost rum. Serve it neat or over ice to please your palate, but this rum really shines in cocktails.

The company also produces small batches of eaux de vie style apple and pear brandy that are available in their gift shop. Fans will be pleased to hear that the first batches of its organic malt whisky should be available around the end of the year.

Not to be outdone, Blue Lake’s Dutch and Dewey Distillery, founded in 2013 by Jeff and Marisa St. John, is a wonderful example of nouveau pioneering. The distillery grew organically (if you’ll excuse the Humboldtism) from the family’s vineyard, Rocky’s Ridge, which already had the permits and equipment needed to distill wines into brandy, making it easy to expand into other spirits as well.

Produced using captured rainwater and an off-the-grid solar and hydro-powered distillery, Dutch and Dewey’s flagship product is its Farm Horse Vodka. With a clean aroma and smooth finish, this flavorful spirit is perfect for sipping. If you’re a lover of traditional vodkas, you must try this one.

Partnering with the iconic Eureka café Old Town Coffee and Chocolates, Dutch and Dewey recently released Old Town Eureka Coffee Liqueur. Based on Farm Horse Vodka and the coffee shop’s organic espresso, this newcomer is a slightly sweet drink that stands on its own or mixed in a cocktail. Try it over ice with a splash of cream and drink it without mixing.

The Baked Apple

6 ounces apple cider
1 shot Humboldt Distillery Spiced Rum
Sugar and cinnamon

Coat the rim of an Irish coffee mug with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Pour in 6 ounces of hot apple cider and add 1 shot of rum. Stir and enjoy.
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