Michael Griffo, Distiller, Co-Founder
Michael takes great pride in the craft he has honed in distilling. His approach relies heavily on the knowledge and discoveries of countless incredible distillers that have paved the way.
However, Michael applies his own unique touch throughout the process. A touch that he perfected in his PhD in physics research at University of California, Santa Cruz and in his post-doc.
He distills through formal analysis and fabrication of his own innovative still controls -- controls that bring out the balanced botanical flavors in Griffo Distillery's Scott Street Gin and achieve a perfectly crafted whiskey.
He's been known to exclaim with love as the spirit drips out of the still, "Now that's just beautiful."