5804 Traffic Way, Atascadero, Ca. 93422
(805) 901-6094
By Appt Mon - Wed
Thurs 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Sun Closed
Email: [email protected]
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Who we are

Central Coast Distillery is the producer of the Forager spirit brand, a family of uniquely handcrafted single batch spirits bottling only the pure heart of each run. Taking an unconventional method to the age-old craft of distilling has led us to venture out and create a range of spirits that complement a healthy lifestyle and can be enjoyed with little guilt. Uniquely, our Craft Distiller and owner Eric Olson, takes a culinary approach to the making of our spirits sourcing through local farmers, ranchers and beekeepers. We utilize locally grown, harvested/foraged and organic ingredients whenever possible and follow sustainable practices. Taking our cue from the Forager, we explore land and sea hand-gathering botanical and ingredients we use in our cocktails, menus and garnishments.

What makes us different

While respectful to honor the conventional customs of distillation, we remain innovative and are not opposed to advanced means as a source in our production practices. However, unlike other spirit producers who run there stills continuously, our batches are made in one of our 50-gallon stainless or a 100-gallon Kentucky Copper stills, yielding 36 - 50 bottles per batch allowing us to make clean cuts eliminating the impurities found in the heads and the tails of each run. All combined this has allowed us to fashion spirits that bring pleasure to the nose, appealing texture to the mouth and finish smoothly. Because we produce, bottle and label our products all within the bond lines of 650 square feet, we touch, inspect and guarantee the quality of every bottle leaving our distillery. Consider yourself invited and welcome to explore our tasting room that we playfully refer to as the “bee box.” At our Central Coast Distillery location you'll experience the confines of our "bond line" where Forager spirits are formulated, bottled and labeled. We are simple and unpretentious in our presentation with the goal of creating a comfortable environment to relax and enjoy food, spirit and meet new friends. We are open for tours, customized private events, cocktail crafting, and a variety of educational courses for the professional and novice. Come explore a fresh alternative to tasting spirits.  


  • Double Gold First in Show International Competition - Rum Finished in Bourbon Barrel
  • Gold Medal Winner, International Competition - Bourbon Whiskey
  • Silver Medal Winner, International Honey board - Vodka Distilled from Raw Honey
  • CCOF & USDA Certified Organic Handler,
  • Best of North County SLO
  • SLO Crafted Certified - First in County
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