About Us


Here at 117 West Spirits we aspire to produce high quality west coast-inspired spirits that reflect the innovative nature and laid back mentality of our native state - California.


With nearly two decades of homebrewing experience and a doctorate in chemistry from UC San Diego, our head distiller Justin McCabe has chosen to weave these two passions together to reinterpret traditional spirit recipes.  The distillery's workhorse will be an Alexandria Still manufactured by Henry Anderson of Gatling Stillworks and designed by Mike Boyich of DLM labs in Ontario, Canada.


Ultimatley, we plan to offer a lineup of flavorful spirits inspired by the bounty of the west coast and our love for craft.  From citrusy hopped rum and gin to alternative style west coast whiskey, there will be no taste bud left untouched.