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Half Moon Bay Distillery

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Fun Way to Spend Some Time in HMB

This small. husband-and-wife distillery is an awesome place to visit while visiting HMB. The free... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
P6928OEmelissar
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Oakland, California
Destination Hot Spot Half Moon Bay!

This was our third visit and I believe it gets better with each visit! Our friends and family are... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Kelly P
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We are a craft distillery on the coast of Half Moon Bay, California. We make small batch, hand crafted distilled spirits. We are open for tastings of our craft distilled vodka and gin.
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155 Broadway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4030
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

This small. husband-and-wife distillery is an awesome place to visit while visiting HMB. The free (!) tour includes a short, entertaining film and tasting of their gin and vodka. Tasting straight alcohol is usually a challenge, but this stuff was so smooth and delicious! Brought...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

A very short "tour" of the distillery. It was interesting but only lasted around 20 minutes. Very small distillery but they are moving to larger facility soon. Might be worth it then.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RhinestoneLady
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This was our third visit and I believe it gets better with each visit! Our friends and family are quite impressed with the knowledge and friendliness of the owners! Never realized there was a right way to taste spirits! Now we know! Can’t wait for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kelly P
Reviewed September 27, 2018

The owner showed us a video and gave us a free tasting. I'm not a gin fan, but the gin was delicious. It was very educational/interesting for my husband and myself. Their operation is small, but it's impressive what they can do in the small...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed this. it wasn't so much a tour as it was an educational experience. We learned how this little distillery made their vodka and their rum from beginning to end. It's a great story about the couple who own it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Their spirits are delicious and well balanced; they know what they're doing. We scheduled a day in HMB to celebrate the birthday of a dear friend, who is also a local brewer, and the entire group had a great time. Making reservations online was very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jbenny7
Reviewed September 5, 2018

I called to ask when the tour started and the answering machine said to email them because they were closed until after we had already scheduled the tour? Then never heard anything about the tour via email as instructed and just now received an invite...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank camsonka530
Reviewed August 30, 2018

I cannot comment on the distillery itself - only the interaction and communication. I signed up online for a tour. The calendar allowed me to pick August 25th. I quickly received a confirmation as well as a reminder on the morning of 8/25. When three...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I did the tour of the distillery and learned a lot. They give you a fantastic education on the distillery and the alcohol they produce. The tour lasts about 45 - 60 minutes. Afterwards you can purchase anything they have available in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rick J
ubisono, General Manager at Half Moon Bay Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Hello Rick, Thank you for leaving us such a kind review! We hope that you will be back for another visit next time you are in Half Moon Bay - please tell all your friends! We look forward to seeing you next time you are...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018

I booked a tour, they sent me a confirmation email.. I showed up,they didn't. Fortunately, they let us into the next tour. The tour was a video and some info on how they brew their stuff and a tasting. Now the stuff tastes good, so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David A
ubisono, Owner at Half Moon Bay Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Hello David, As your tour guide explained to you, someone had actually called us and cancelled your tour. Not sure how this mix up occurred! My apologies for the inconvenience of the delay - we are glad that you got to join the next tour...More

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Ruth S
August 14, 2017|
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Response from ubisono | Property representative |
Hello, we will be happy to issue gift certificates! Please email us at info@hmbdistillery, or call us at 650-728-7226. We look forward to hearing back from you! I have a hunch you will be a very popular gift giver!
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digthegoat
June 30, 2017|
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Response from ubisono | Property representative |
Little ones are welcome to accompany you on your visit!
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jamaicabitty
June 23, 2017|
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Response from ubisono | Property representative |
Hello, our distillery tour is about 45 minutes long and it includes a tasting of our products. We hope to see you at the distillery soon! Cheers, Half Moon Bay Distillery
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