- Varieties Cultivated: 95% Rye
- Annual Production: 30,000 bottles
- Country: United States
- Winemaker: John Bernasconi and Micah Reynolds
KGB Spirits is a New Mexico based craft distiller creating small batches of bourbon, rye whiskey, gin, vodka, absinthe and orange liqueur, with plans to add a rum in the next year. Our Rancho de Los Luceros Destilaría is located on the property of the historic ranch of the same name in Alcalde, NM, in the straw bale building that was once home to the Los Luceros Winery – the second straw bale built winery in the United States. The batch caty of our stills is approximately 100 gallons, which means that all of our products are small batches and subject to slight variation from batch to batch. Each bottle is hand bottled and hand marked with batch and bottle number.
Our individual and unique batches create spirits that are collectable, and will inspire some connoisseurs to cellar them, as they would fine wines. Unlike wine, which changes in the bottle, spirits retain the characteristics and flavors present at the time of bottling. A small company, KGB Spirits currently has 4 employees. Following the philosophy that what creates a unique spirit is the ability to extract flavor from various ingredients, KGB Spirits hired Steven Jarrett, a classically trained chef, as its Master Distiller. Steve’s background in working with various flavor elements and creating recipes sets KGB Spirits apart, and encompasses our idea that good spirits are meant to be enjoyed as one would a good meal.