Category: Events


Whiskey Town USA

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9th May

We had a great time this weekend at Portland’s Whiskey Town USA Event. So many great distilleries represented, good music, amazing food and a boat load of excited whiskey lovers. Thanks so everyone who stopped by and said hello. It was a pleasure to meet you all and share a drink with you!

 



Batch #2

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7th October

Bender’s Rye Small Batch #2 will be hitting shelves later this month and we couldn’t be happier. This time around we were able to get ahold of some delicious 9 year rye to blend with. The rye and the corn come from the same trusted distillery we worked with for batch #1 but the extra 2 years of aging adds a smoothness we couldn’t get as close to with the first batch. Because of the additional aging we modified our mashbill for this batch to be 92% rye and 8% corn. You’ll notice a slight difference, dare we say improvement, in the taste.

After much debate and a lot of work, this was the final blend before bottling.

A sea of bottles ready to be filled.

 



Method

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17th September

Last Friday, we were invited to join fellow San Francisco natives, Method, for a happy hour at their impressive Commercial street location downtown. We’re fans of the company’s environmentally friendly ethos and they’re big whiskey enthusiasts (they have well stocked tiki bar in a not-so-dark corner of their office) so we jumped at the chance to visit. We had a great time checking out their space and meeting everyone and were able to practice our bartending skills, serving up a couple different classic cocktails for everyone. Thanks again for having us!



Anchor’s Away

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2nd September

We had a blast serving up Bender’s this past weekend at the Seven Stills and The Bold Italic‘s first ever I’m On A Boat event benefitting the San Francisco ASPCA. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for a philanthropic booze cruise and it was great meeting other Bay Area vendors who care about craft food and beverage as much as we do! We hope everyone had a great time and thanks again to Seven Stills, The Bold Italic and those who came out to support the cause!



I’m On a Boat!

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21st August

Seven Stills and The Bold Italic are teaming up to host the benefit of the summer: I’m On a Boat, San Francisco! We’re thrilled to announce that Bender’s Rye was selected as a local artisinal distillery to be on deck at this yacht party supporting the San Francisco SPCA. Join us on August 23 from 3:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. aboard the luxurious Red and White Zalophus for an evening of locally crafted drink and appetizer specials, all while enjoying a beautiful summer afternoon on The Bay.

Presale tickets will be available in mid-July through www.thebolditalic.com.

For more information, visit www.imonaboatsf.com.

 

 



Adesso & Bender’s

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7th April

This Thursday night the folks at Adesso in Oakland are hosting an event with Bender’s Rye. We’ll be there from 7 to 9pm shacking hands, kissing babies and shooting the shit with the best of them. The evening features a $7 Bender’s cocktail menu and free appetizers. If you’ve never been to this fine establishement, now’s your chance to patronize an Oakland standard. Looking forward to seeing all of you there!

The evening features a $7 Bender’s cocktail menu and free appetizers.

For more information visit www.dopoadesso.com.

Adesso

4395 Piedmont Ave #2, Oakland, CA 94611

Phone:(510) 601-0305



Happy New Year!

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5th January

A very happy new year to everyone who has showed up to support us during our first year in business. We’ve had the good fortune to get our rye into some great places in the Bay Area and are looking to expand our distribution in the coming year. We’ve updated the availability section of this site to reflect all the latest spots selling Bender’s and you can now search those locations based on distance from where you are.

You can now order a bottle from anywhere in the United States from Bounty Hunter Rare Wine & Spirits.

As an added bonus, we’ve also been picked up the by online retailer, Bounty Hunter Rare Wine & Spirits which operates out of Napa, CA. As such, you can now order a bottle from anywhere in the United States and they’ll send it right to … Read More »



Women’s Initiative Event

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3rd November

We’re excited to be apart of this years Women’s Initiative Wine, Whiskey & ROI Event happening on November, 13th at the Banking Hall in San Francisco. The convenient location is the beautiful Banking Hall at Union Bank, 400 California Street @ Sansome — a historic landmark and the first commercial structure to rebuild after the 1906 earthquake, establishing itself as the “Grand Old Lady of California Street”. They will have seven different whiskey providers — with over a dozen samples of scotch, rye and bourbon, plus four boutique Northern California wineries and some Italian imports.

The event features seven different whiskey providers — with over a dozen samples of scotch, rye and bourbon, plus four boutique Northern California wineries.

They guarantee a fun evening featuring some very fine spirits and wines for the very worthwhile cause of helping low income women become successful entrepreneurs. Tickets are just $50.  colleagues and friends will … Read More »