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San Francisco Distillery
Built over the waters of San Francisco Bay
No. 209 Gin and San Francisco are a natural fit. They not only share a reverence for tradition and a passion for the best, but also a confident push-the-boundaries attitude that encourages risk-taking and daring innovation. So putting our distillery – the only distillery in the world that is built over water – on renovated Pier 50 in San Francisco was an easy decision. Besides putting us in the shadow of AT&T Park, home of the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, the natural cooling properties of 13 feet of San Francisco Bay water beneath the pier keeps the air temperature in the distillery perfect for distilling year-round.
After traveling across the globe to research best practices in the distilling of gin, we based the design of our 1000-gallon copper alembic pot still on the renowned Scottish Glenmorangie whisky stills. And we selected Forsyth’s, the best still manufacturer in the world, to create (including hand-hammering the copper pot to our specifications) our still. At nearly 25 feet tall, the still’s distinctively long swan’s neck imparts No. 209’s very modern flavor profile.