About Us

About Us

A Brief History

Bender’s officially launched in 2013 on San Francisco’s, Treasure Island in Northern California. Born of the collaborative efforts of two individuals with a love for whiskey, Bender’s is a small company with a big heart.

About Us

Carl Bender
Carl Bender

As a designer and illustrator Carl lives to create. A long time whiskey afficianado, his interests are rooted in a desire to craft connections that are meaningful. He believes the best place to start with such connections is a desire to do something different. With Bender’s Rye, he’s been fortunate enough to see these values come together in a whiskey that he’s proud to put his name on.

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Christopher Cohen

With over 20 years of experience working in wine and spirits, Christopher has collaborated with both larger established companies and smaller family owned businesses, like Spirit Works Distillery and St. Germain. It was through this rewarding work with small craft producers, that a need to create something personal emerged. For the past two years Christopher has worked closely with our distiller, blending various lots and fine-tuning our signature whiskey. Throughout the process Christopher has brought his passion, attention to detail, intuition and a drive to make something worthwhile in Bender’s 7 Year Rye.