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Half Moon Bay Distillery

Closed Now: 12:00 - 16:00
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Highly Recommended

Caesar made us feel right at home. The tour and tasting was fun and informative. The Harvard Avenue... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael M
Mill Valley, California
Super new distillery and venue for Corporate events

Delicious Harvard Street Gin and Purissima Vodka are locally produced ultra-premium spirits. The... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
Montara, California
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We are a craft distillery on the coast of Half Moon Bay, California. We make small batch, hand crafted distilled spirits. We are open for distillery tours and tastings.
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103 Harvard Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4030
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caesar made us feel right at home. The tour and tasting was fun and informative. The Harvard Avenue Gin is to die for! Michael M. Mill Valley

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

Delicious Harvard Street Gin and Purissima Vodka are locally produced ultra-premium spirits. The new space is clean, well lit, and ready for private parties, team building, corporate team building, tours, tastings and mixology classes. The husband/wife team are masters at distilling and discussing.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Just me on the tour, watched a great video about the owners and the distillery process. The best Vodka I have tasted, not a Gin person but did try that as well. They were still in the old building and were hopeful to move soon....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

This is a very small distillery. Our host was great, answered our questions and was fun to talk to. it's not a traditional tour in the sense that there is not walking around a facility. We watched a very informative video about the history of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

My husband called to schedule a tour as we were going to Half Moon Bay to celebrate my birthday. He did this weeks in advance. On Saturday January 5 we went to the building for our tour. We knocked on the door and no answer....More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank 381LisaC
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I have been in the alcohol beverage business since 1991 so I am not over-awed by a still, but the owners bring the "magic" down to the consumer in a very unique way. They are very personable and passionate about their craft and products. They...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ubisono, Owner at Half Moon Bay Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thank you so much for leaving us such a nice review! We are always delighted to hear that our guests appreciate what we do, and we are thrilled that you enjoy our unique gin! Please come visit us again next time you are in the...More

Reviewed 12 November 2018

This small. husband-and-wife distillery is an awesome place to visit while visiting HMB. The free (!) tour includes a short, entertaining film and tasting of their gin and vodka. Tasting straight alcohol is usually a challenge, but this stuff was so smooth and delicious! Brought...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank P6928OEmelissar
Reviewed 14 October 2018

A very short "tour" of the distillery. It was interesting but only lasted around 20 minutes. Very small distillery but they are moving to larger facility soon. Might be worth it then.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

This was our third visit and I believe it gets better with each visit! Our friends and family are quite impressed with the knowledge and friendliness of the owners! Never realized there was a right way to taste spirits! Now we know! Can’t wait for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kelly P
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The owner showed us a video and gave us a free tasting. I'm not a gin fan, but the gin was delicious. It was very educational/interesting for my husband and myself. Their operation is small, but it's impressive what they can do in the small...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ruth S
14 August 2017|
Response from ubisono | Property representative |
Hello, we will be happy to issue gift certificates! Please email us at info@hmbdistillery, or call us at 650-728-7226. We look forward to hearing back from you! I have a hunch you will be a very popular gift giver!
30 June 2017|
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Response from ubisono | Property representative |
Little ones are welcome to accompany you on your visit!
23 June 2017|
Response from ubisono | Property representative |
Hello, our distillery tour is about 45 minutes long and it includes a tasting of our products. We hope to see you at the distillery soon! Cheers, Half Moon Bay Distillery