Three Hundred Years of Fine Whiskey Making

Stephen F. Dennstedt

I’m proud to call these good folks my friends. Bill and Billy Tiller own and operate Kalifornia Distilleries in Temecula, California. The Tiller’s have been distilling fine spirits since the 18th century, beginning in County Cork, Ireland.

As luck and good fortune would have it Joel and I are currently visiting their old sod (Ireland) for three months and loving it. We met the Tiller’s through my son Shawn who served with Billy as a deputy in the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Shawn retired eight months ago after finishing up a twenty-four year career with the department (yeah—I’m pretty proud of him). While visiting family & friends back in the USA Shawn took us over to the distillery a few times and introduced us to the Tiller’s. Their product is awesome by the way. We also celebrated Shawn’s 47th birthday there in June, to see some photos of that event click here. This video is brand new and worth a look-see, it features the Tiller family (and history), the distillery and my favourite—Chloe the service dog. If you live in Southern California, or plan to visit soon, look these folks up and have a drink.


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