LET THE TOASTING BEGIN
Crafted in collaboration with the ocean
Jettywave is a distillery experience that embraces the modern northern California coastal life. We wanted to find a path to ride our beach cruisers here to the harbor to create unexpected flavors with organic integrity in the wild pourings we distill and concoct. We welcome only those friendly, to drink responsibly, and healthfully with us in Half Moon Bay's Princeton Harbor.
Our first distillate reinvigorates a Prohibition Era tradition once distilled under the secrecy of moonlight. We shed new light with our own grain-to-bottle recipe. Organic corn and barley, sourced here in northern California, is open-fermented over five foggy days to slowly capture the essence of the grain in reclaimed redwood fermenters, a process we call ‘fog fermentation.’ Half of our Half Moon Shine is placed in new oak barrels to mature into our forthcoming Jetty Barrel Bourbon. The other half is an elegant unbarrel-aged sipping whiskey. Unlike its Appalachian origins, Half Moon Shine is delicate and smooth and is intended to savor mildly chilled or enjoyed in a Moonshine Sour or your favorite cocktail.
750ml bottles - $45
Treat yourself to top shelf moonshine
‘Double Gold,’ ‘Best Gin’ and ‘Best of the Best”… this is the legendary gin Sunset Magazine placed above all other entries in its 2022 International Spirits Competition. We bring a west coast vigor to this staid Anglo-Saxon spirit. Distilled from organic American corn. Blessed by California botanicals. Juniper berry and pistachio mash is complemented by thyme, coriander seed, cardamom, ginger root, black pepper, meyer lemon, shiso, & our garden’s own nasturtium blossoms.
750ml bottles - $45
We are currently producing using three stills and mash-tun we installed here at Jettywave Distillery. We have one 150-gallon stripping still, one 26-gallon copper pot still for finishing whiskies, bourbons and Half Moon Shine™, and one 26-gallon column still for finishing gins and vodkas. Our stills are all hand-forged in Colorado. We love MileHi Stills American-made copper and stainless metalworks, which plays into our hopes of buying as locally as possible. With an all-metal distillation and redwood fermentation, our distillery will be almost entirely plastic-free.
Distillations from a Prohibition era safe harbor
Half Moon Bay’s Princeton Jetty is the energy center of our Coastside community. Everyone slows pace for this only stretch of highway that flirts with the sea for twenty miles in either direction. Visiting beachgoers get their first glimpse of waveriders, and local citizens hand salute familiar faces smiling from cars with HMB windowstickers. A most welcome way for all to enjoy this rocky little strand.
An adventure in micro-distillation
We've taken a portion of what we've distilled as Half Moon Shine and placed it into barrels varying from 5 gallons to 53 gallons. This young moonshine is resting patiently inside of our American oak barrels slowly taking on the amber color of this aging process. Peek though our portholes by The Slab Bar to take a look at our barrel aging process to turn this product to Jetty Barrel Bourbon.
Join us next year to sample this once in a lifetime aged spirit. We can't wait to taste alongside you!