THE BONA FIDE BOLDEST.
Sespe Creek Distillery is named after the last wild river in California. We pay tribute to this fitting namesake with our dedication to truly daring, genuinely rare spirits of the first water.
With our origins deeply rooted in science (founded in 2014 by PhD biochemist, David Brandt), Sespe Creek is guided by the rigorous application of the scientific process and intensive research & development, which provide the foundation for all of our distinct and pioneering recipes.
DAVID BRANDT, PhD
After a long career in biotechnology, David stepped off the beaten path to start his own distillery. His career in biotech and pharmaceuticals spanned 20 years, where he contributed to many milestones of drug research and development. David received his Ph.D. from the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine. He was a Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and his research interests have been focused in the development of novel therapeutics and developing technologies that can improve the process of patient diagnosis, treatment, and overall care.
David's extensive experience with chemistry, technology and medicine has given him a unique perspective on the distillation process. David's lab is located inside our Oxnard, California distillery where everyday he brings the spirit of innovation and exploration to the field of craft spirits.