The newest distillery to the Santa Ynez Valley, Brothers Spirits in Buellton, will be hosting their ribbon cutting with the Buellton Chamber of Commerce tonight at 5:30 p.m. at their tasting room at 210 Industrial Way.
“Come by and welcome Jay & Jeff Lockwood to Buellton and taste some of their fine spirits,” said Kathy Vreeland, executive director of the chamber and Visitor’s Bureau.
On the Menu for the ribbon cutting will be Vodka, Malt Whisky, Tagave Tequila, and Limoncello. Offered straight up or as a mixed drink.

Co-founders and co-operators of Brother’s Spirits in Buellton, California are Jeff and Joanne Lockwood. They are originally from Santa Barbara and were real estate developers for 25 years and retired. For the past 10 years they have owned and operated Bella Cavalli Farms and Vineyard, next to Monty Roberts Flag is Up Farms. Jeff is a dedicated winemaker and he and Joanne make hand crafted small batch wines which they sell to an exclusive wine club membership only. Also operational on this ranch, and under the tutelage of the Lockwood’s, is an equine facility which is renowned as a performance horse training and rehabilitation center.

Jay Lockwood, the Master Distiller, has been a General Contractor and worked in the Custom Home industry for more than 38 years. He built Custom Homes, Kitchen and Baths. Jay is also an accomplished musician and earned his degree in Recording Arts and Science in San Francisco in his younger years and worked in local recording studios and clubs doing live sound and recordings in Austin, Texas. His passion for the perfection in the homes he built and the music he produced show in the quality of the spirits they produce.

Here’s one of their recipes!

Brothers Mexican Martini

Start with a Martini Shaker and a Martini glass.

  • 1 1/4 oz Brothers Blanco Agave Azul
  • 1/2 ounce of Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 ounce of Cointreau Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces of simple syrup
  • Lime wedge and olive (optional)

Pour all ingredients except lime wedge and olive into martini shaker with ice. Shake until very cold and pour into a salt-rimmed (if you like salt on your glass) Martini glass. Garnish with lime wedge and/or olive. Sit back and enjoy the best Mexican Martini you have ever had.