Hotaling & Co. Heritage

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A Spirited History

1827 February 28

Anson P. Hotaling is born in New Baltimore, NY

1848 January 24

Gold is found by James W. Marshall at Sutter’s Mill in California

1852

Anson P. Hotaling heads West in search of gold

1854

After a short stint mining for gold, Anson P. Hotaling becomes a store clerk in a “Wholesale Liquor Store”

1856

Anson P. Hotaling takes over as sole owner of the wholesale liquor store and renames it A.P. Hotaling & Co.

1866

Hotaling becomes the exclusive West Coast agent for J.H. Cutter Whisky

1900 February 19

Anson P. Hotaling dies, leaving A.P. Hotaling & Co. as the largest, most luxurious whiskey warehouse in San Francisco to his sons, Richard and Fred

1906 April 18

7.9 magnitude earthquake hits San Francisco, A.P. Hotaling & Co. warehouse is saved

1993

Anchor Distilling Company is established by Fritz Maytag, the same beverage visionary who sparked the craft beer movement with Anchor Brewery

1996

Anchor Distilling Company reintroduces pot distilled rye whiskey to the United States with its release of Old Potrero 18th Century Rye Whiskey

2006

Hotaling 11 YO Whiskey is released to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake

2010

Anchor Distilling Company adds imported spirits to its portfolio

2017

Anchor Distilling Company separates from Anchor Brewery and becomes its own entity

2018

Anchor Distilling Company becomes Hotaling & Co.

The Future of Hotaling & Co.

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