Providing the Bridge between discerning Buyers and the World’s Finest Spirits.
Anchor Distilling Company (ADC) is part of the newly formed umbrella company, Anchor Brewers & Distillers, an amalgamation of Anchor Brewing Company, Anchor Distilling Company, Berry Bros. & Rudd and Preiss Imports. The ADC portfolio consists of the finest collection of spirits from around the world. All of our products are from multigenerational family-owned companies, and are sought by connoisseurs for their superior handcrafted artisanal qualities.
Today’s consumers have an increasing preference for high quality, authentic brands with real provenance, and a growing appreciation for artisanal culture, authenticity, and heritage. With this in mind, we envisioned a way to commercially unite craft distillers from around the world, and began the quest to define what has now become Anchor Distilling Company. It all started when our founders and industry veterans, Tony Foglio and Keith Greggor acquired Preiss Imports in the Fall of 2008. Their objective: to grow further the spirits portfolio that Henry Preiss, a trailblazer for the craft spirits movement, built over several decades. This eclectic range of products laid the groundwork of what would become Anchor Distilling Company.
Not long after, Tony and Keith established a strategic partnership with Berry Bros. & Rudd, Britain’s oldest wine and spirits merchant. Berrys’ has a long and storied history, first opening their doors in 1698, having traded from the same shop for over 300 years. The company is currently eighth generation family owned and run, continuing the belief in traditional standards of service and quality, while also being extremely innovative. Fine spirits are central to BB&R and through our partnership, the newly launched No.3 Gin, the award winning King’s Ginger Liqueur and the acclaimed range of Berrys’ Own Selection Rums have now landed in the US.
The final piece to the puzzle was adding Fritz Maytag’s iconic Anchor Distilling brands to the portfolio. When the newly joined partners purchased Anchor Brewing & Anchor Distilling from Fritz Maytag, legendary brands Old Potrero Whiskey, Junipero Gin and Genevieve Gin were added to the mix. Fritz, considered the Pioneer of today’s craft brewing and artisanal distilling movement, established the Anchor Distillery in 1993 and since, has managed to acquire a total of 17 medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, including Double Golds for Junípero and Old Potrero. To this day, we are dedicated to carrying out Fritz’s vision of creating very small batches of traditionally distilled spirits here at the San Francisco Distillery.
Our newly formed organization is a privately owned, distiller and importer, based in the historic Anchor Brewery in San Francisco, California. With just over a year under current ownership, Anchor’s artisanal portfolio holds over 300 unique products and employs a team of 15, though growing quickly. With over 500 years of experience between the collective partners, Anchor Distilling Company will continue to engage both the trade and consumers who seek a richer beverage experience through the use of higher quality brands. Authenticity and quality never go out of style and the growing Anchor Distilling portfolio will continue to boast some of the most sought after products in the World.