This October, Storyhouse Spirits will join You & Yours Distilling Co. and Old Harbor Distilling Co. in the East Village. The 7,600-square-foot historic building, located at the corner of J Street and Park, has been reimagined by Blalock & Partners Architectural Design Studio as an “industrial chic” space that will span a distillery and production facility, a tasting room and bar that opens onto a sidewalk patio, and a mezzanine lounge perched above the distillery floor that will also offer views of the skyline and waterfront.
Co-founder Steve Kuftinec is a veteran of the craft beer industry, whose career includes nearly 20 years at Utah’s Uinita Brewing, while head distiller and co-founder Matt Kidd was a Marine pilot before turning his focus to making spirits. Their product line will be influenced by California’s coastal lifestyle, with the first run of bottles featuring a Seaside Vodka, Meyer Lemon & Cucumber Vodka, California Dry Gin, and California Coastal Gin. Future Storyhouse Spirits releases will include Bourbon and an American Single Malt Whiskey.
In addition to selling bottles of its spirits, Storyhouse will have a full-service bar and lounge where it will serve beer and wine as well as cocktails featuring its products. Food will also be offered, mainly seasonal small plates that will come from a copper wood-fired oven.