This 2 year oak aged brandy uses high proof clear brandy as a base. This brandy usually enters the barrel (French and American oak #4 char—30 gallon barrels— always new) somewhere between 112-121 proof, depending on batch. The brandy then sits in it’s respective barrel for no less than 2 years. It is then tasted, and if deemed ready to bottle, the brandy is then brought down to 80 proof using locally sourced mineral water. The batch is then ﬁltered through a 5 micron ﬁlter prior to bottling at the distillery.
Wine Shine and Tin City Distillery is more than vodka or whiskey; it's an idea, distilled down to its most passionate form. The idea that the Central Coast represents California in its purest sense, and our spirits are crafted to embody just that. Forged with intention and local wisdom, our brandy, vodka, gin, whiskey, and canned cocktails are created for you.
Following in the footsteps of my great grandfather who was arrested in Tennessee during prohibition for making shine; we do nothing different…except we have a license! I’m Patrick Brooks, the head distiller at Tin City Distillery and Wine Shine. We are located in the heart of Paso Robles, our drinking town with a farming problem. My background in law, teaching credential, wedding officiant experience, and employment as a voice over artist has all led me to crafting spirits. After all, we wouldn’t want you to go thirsty! Cheers!
Tin City Swizzle — Tall Glass — 5-6 mint leaves - 1 oz lime juice - 1/2 oz simple syrup - 1.5 oz oak brandy - dash walnut brandy - dash angostura bitters - dash peychaud’s bitters —place the mint leaves on the bottom of the glass — add lime juice & simple syrup — lightly muddle — add oak brandy & walnut brandy — fill glass with ice — float dashes of bitters on top - lemon garnish or mint leaves
Suffering Bastard — Bucket Glass — 3/4oz oak brandy - 3/4oz gin - 1 oz lime - 3/4oz simple syrup — dash bitters — ginger beer — add all ingredients (except ginger beer) to ice filled shaker — shake and pour with ice into bucket glass — float ginger beer to finish — garnish with a lime
Wine Shine Oak aged brandy opens up in the glass with scents of vanilla, oak, and light tropical fruits. On the palate, the brandy has lightly sweet taste, lingering to a very balanced blend of oak, vanilla bean, and tropical fruits.