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Home Base Spirits was founded by twins Alexandra and Samantha Blatteis, who were born and raised in Oakland—their home base. In 2011, the sisters were first inspired to start Home Base when touring a distillery that emphasized whiskey not just as a libation, but as an agricultural product that could support local farms. After years of research at local distilleries and small family farms, distilling coursework and studies, and through the founding of a women’s whiskey club, the Blatteises officially launched Home Base Spirits in 2015. They partner with bay area farmers to source grains and then utilize bay area distilleries to make their whiskey to create their own blends. They then mature and blend themselves at their facility.


Cask Strength, Batch 3 – Released March 2023


70% barrel strength Home Base Bourbon:
60% organic corn grown in Sacramento, CA at Adams Grains; 30% malted barley malted grown in CA, malted at Admiral Maltings in Alameda, CA; 10% organic rye grown in Sacramento, CA at Adams Grains; Distilled, barreled at 115 proof at Corbin Cash Distillery, Atwater, CA in new American oak 30 gallon barrels from Barrels Unlimited, Medium Char #3; Aged over 3 years in Atwater and Berkeley, CA at Home Base Spirits

30% barrel strength wheated Bourbon:
60% organic corn grown in Sacramento, CA at Adams Grains; 30% organic wheat grown in Sacramento, CA at Adams Grains; 10% organic malted barley; Distilled, barreled at 120 proof at Spirit Works Distillery, Sebastopol, CA in new charred oak 53 gallon barrels; Aged over 5 years in Sebastopol and Berkeley, CA

Holly’s Tasting Notes: Peanuts and cashews with toffee and a touch of coffee. The palate has this bright, caramel and chocolate sweetness right up front followed by cedar spices, cinnamon apples, and some chai. A long finish of sweet spice.

About the bottle design: Fernanda Martínez is a Mexican artist based in Oakland California. She founded La Tinta Art after moving to the United States.

  • Bottle Size750
  • StyleBourbon Whiskey
  • RegionNorth America
  • ABV59.8%
  • Year Bottled2023
  • Country of OriginUSA
  • Cask StrengthYes
  • BottlerHome Base Spirits
  • Cask TypeNew Charred American Oak
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