Old Harbor Distilling Co

Old Harbor Distilling Co

Striving to make San Diego’s finest craft spirits.

The founder and head distiller, Michael Skubic, is a well known presence from the local craft brew scene and his background includes a founding role at Hess Brewing Company. His talent, passion and affinity for craft beers led him to segue into a new pursuit of equal appeal, that of craft spirits. The name Old Harbor Distilling Co. is derived from the fact that San Diego is the oldest harbor in California; it was discovered in 1542 by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, but Juan originally called it San Miguel, which is also the name of Old Harbor's first release. A “Southwestern Gin” meaning that they used botanicals typically found in southwestern or Mexican cuisine.