Steve Gertman is most known for his TV shows, including Top Gear, among others. But on a trip to Scotland, he discovered his passion for Whisky and founded the first legal distillery in Santa Barbara County since Prohibition: Ascendant Spirits Distillery.
Pioneering the Santa Barbara Whiskeymovement, each of their expressions are highly unique. The distillery doors opened in 2013 offering a range of Breaker Bourbons, Whiskies, Vodkas, and Gin.
Their Bourbons are quite distinctive like their California style Breaker Port Barrel Finish which has brilliant rose hues from the Port Wine casks.