The conception of the DogMaster began during Owner/Operator, Van W. Hawxby's college years. Whenever a member of his tightknit group of friends did his own thing like staying home to study or going on a date instead of hanging with the boys - he was labeled as the DogMaster. This independent spirit has taken Van on many adventures, and along the way he picked up a “partner in crime”, his wife Lisa.
The idea of a distillery was a natural progression for the renaissance couple who were growing weary of the typical daily grind and describe themselves as rat pack meets rockabilly. Crafting high-quality New American Spirits is something they take very serious, but the atmosphere they intend to create is not serious at all. Combining the industrial feel of a traditional manufacturing facility with a place to stop and enjoy a well-crafted cocktail as well as pick up a bottle to take home.
Van and Lisa look forward to providing Columbia with fine spirits mixed with their own secret ingredients, a little love and a lot of laughter.