Rod & Hammer’s SLO Stills Launches Canned Whiskey Cocktails

, , | December 4, 2021

California craft spirits distiller Rod & Hammer’s SLO Stills recently launched a new line of ready-to-drink canned cocktails, joining their lineup of spirits sold throughout the state.

Rod & Hammer’s SLO Stills’ canned whiskey cocktails clock in at 22 proof and come ready to drink straight out of the can – no mixing necessary.

A prepared statement from the craft distiller said the canned cocktails are made with all-natural ingredients and Rod & Hammer’s SLO Stills whiskey that’s “cut with the Pacific” using purified ocean water.

Rod & Hammer’s SLO Stills Canned Cocktails

Rod & Hammer’s SLO Stills Canned Cocktails (image via Rod & Hammer)

They have what’s described as unique variations on traditional cocktails such as Whiskey Margarita, Whiskey Mule, and a Whiskey Paloma.

The new cocktails are crafted and canned at Rod & Hammer’s SLO Stills’ distillery in San Luis Obispo, California. It was founded when Rodney “Rod” Cegelski, a California surfer, met Hamish “Hammer” Marshall, an Aussie jackaroo, and a friendship emerged over a shared appreciation of quality spirits and the Central Coast.

The distillery was natural offshoot for Marshall, a beer-loving Aussie who purchased the long-standing California brewery SLO Brew in 2010.

“We wanted to give classic cocktails a bit of a whiskey twist,” said co-founder Cegelski. “Their full strength and handcrafted with our whiskey for a proper cocktail on the go.”

Rod & Hammer’s SLO Stills Canned Whiskey Cocktails distiller’s notes:

Whiskey Margarita is made with SLO Stills Rye Whiskey blended with lime juice, agave and salt in SLO Stills’ interpretation of the classic margarita. ($17.99/4PK 12oz Cans)

Whiskey Mule is made with SLO Stills Bourbon Whiskey blended with lime juice and ginger for a twist on the traditional moscow mule that showcases the bourbon flavor. ($17.99/4PK 12oz Cans)

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Whiskey Paloma showcases SLO Stills Bourbon Whiskey, blended with grapefruit, lime and agave in an interpretation of the tequila cocktail.  ($17.99/4PK 12oz Cans)

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