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Healthy Spirits Clement 4th Anniversary Sunday April 23rd

We’re turning 4, so it’s time once again for our anniversary sale!  Here’s what we’ve got planned this year:


1. Cellar Sale from 10 – 11 a.m. Rare and vintage selections will be available from some of the best beer and whiskey producers in the world!


A full list of all items will be released Friday in our email newsletter.


2. General Sale from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Discounts of 10% off all sales except cellar and raffle items (15% off for Club Members with Club Cards, cellar and raffle items excluded).

3. Raffle: We’ll be raffling off the ability to purchase Van Winkle whiskey. Our final schedule and list of all raffle items will be released this Friday in our email newsletter, so be sure you’re signed up on our list!

Rules & Conditions for Raffle

1. Raffle tickets will become available one hour prior to each drawing.
2. You may only enter a particular raffle once. If you attempt to enter multiple times, you’ll be disqualified from all raffles.
3. You must be present when your number is called. If you are not in the store, we will have no choice but to draw another ticket.
4. THIS IS NOT A FREE BOTTLE GIVEAWAY! You are entering to win the opportunity to purchase a particular bottle. If you’ve ever attempted to find any of these products, you’ll know that this is a fine prize indeed!


Our friends from Heaven Hill will be sampling some of their spirits, so don’t miss out!

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End of Summer Bonanza!





Warmer weather can only mean one thing in SF: Summer is coming to an end.  But don’t fret!  We here at Healthy Spirits are going to get you ready for Fall with three exciting events next weekend, featuring rare whiskeys, sour beers, and all the agave spirits you can stomach!  Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!

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Join us for Craft Spirits Carnival September 9th and 10th and get 50% off tickets!

CSC_2016_posterSeptember 9th & 10th, 2016

Come join us for the 5th Annual Craft Spirits Carnival, one of the biggest spirit tastings in San Francisco! Celebrate the craft spirits movement with a grand selection of over 100 ultra-premium spirits from around the world. Don’t miss two incredible evenings of tasting, music, carnival acts and fun.

Spirits Lineup:

Admission: 5:30 – 9:30pm
Friday, September 9th & Saturday, September 10th

Location: City View at Metreon
135 4th Street
4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

Tickets include admission, tasting glass, and unlimited pours

Exclusive 50% Discount for Healthy Spirits Customers:



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Get Dad What He Really Wants For Father’s Day!


Three ways to get Dad what he really wants for Father’s Day:

  1. Sign Dad up for one of our three expert spirit clubs: Beer, American Whiskey or Agave. He’ll pick up selections once a month from one of our three stores, and get great perks including: detailed educational notes and brewer/distiller history, 10% off discount card, first shot at limited releases and ability to reserve bottles, and occasional free access to industry events. Sign up online now or come into the shop and grab his first month’s selections to give to him in person.
  2. Don’t live in town or don’t have time to stop by the shop? Let us deliver happiness in bottle. From the Postmates app on your phone search for Healthy Spirits for a quick and easy way to get the job done. If you’d like to get a more personal recommendation, larger selection or gift packaging, please call any of our three stores directly and we can schedule an Uber delivery any day of the week, including Father’s Day!
  3. Dad lives in another part of California or out of state? No problem, we ship to any part of California and all other states that allow it. Let us help get the perfect gift for Dad in the mail. You can add a personalized message or gift packaging. Standard shipping rates apply. For all shipping orders please call the Castro store directly at: 415-255-0610




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Cinco De Mayo Special: Sign up for Agave Club this week and get 20% off all Tequila and Mezcal!


This week only, May 2nd through May 6th,  sign up for Healthy Spirits Agave Club and get 20% off any agave spirits purchases. Agave Club is a great way to dive into the world of tequila and mezcal. Club members receive 1 high quality agave spirit bottle per month (discounted at least 10%), detailed educational notes, and all sorts of perks including discounts and opportunities to attend special tastings and industry events. Looking to find that eclectic-off the beaten path tequila or mezcal for Cinco De Mayo? Why not save 20% while shopping one of the best selections of agave around, and having a knowledgeable staff to walk you through it. All you need to do is sign up for Agave club today!

Head into any of our 3 locations and fill out the Club sign up form to get 20% off agave spirits instantly. Or sign up online right now with the link below and come visit us any time between May 2nd and May 6th to claim your extra 20% off agave:



Agave Spirits Menu at Cortland

Hello World, just wanted to share with you our inventory of agave spirits here at the Cortland location which might just have the best curated selection of agave spirits in SF.  If you’re into agave and think you’d like to build upon your existing selection we have an agave club curated by yours truly.  I write a pretty comprehensive profile for each month’s selection including interviews and insider insights.  If you’d like to join you can do so easily here.  If you have any questions feel free to send me a message at!

MEZCAL (including sotol, bacanora, raicilla and non DO agave distillates)
Alipus – San Andres
Alipus – San Juan
Alipus – San Luis
Alipus – Santa Ana Del Rio
Bacanora D.O. (La Niña del Mezcal)
Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal
Del Maguey Iberico
Del Maguey Pechuga
Del Maguey Santo Domingo Albarradas
Del Maguey Tobala
Del Maguey Vida
Del Maguey Wild Tepextate
Derrumbes – de Charcas, San Luis Potosi
Derrumbes – de Santiago Matatlan
Derrumbes – de Tzitzio, Michoacan
Dos Volcanes Blanco
Dos Volcanes Reposado
El Jolgorio Cuise
El Jolgorio Mexicano
El Jolgorio Pechuga
El Jolgorio Tobala
Fidencio Clasico
Fidencio Madre Cuixe
Fidencio Pechuga
Fidencio Tepextate
Fidencio Tierra Blanca
Ilegal Añejo
Ilegal Joven
Ilegal Reposado
Koch Arroqueño
Koch Barril
Koch Coyote
Koch Ensamble de maguey cirial, tobasiche, tobala y de lumbre
Koch Lumbre
Koch Madre Cuishe
Koch Mexicano
Koch Olla De Barro – Espadin
Koch Tepextate
Koch Tobala
Koch Tobasiche
La Venenosa Costa de Jalisco – Rhodacantha
La Venenosa Occidental de Jalisco – Maximilliana
La Venenosa Sierra del Tigre – Agave Inacquidens de jaliso
La Venenosa Sur de Jalisco – Agave Angustifolia
Marca Arroqueño
Marca Negra Dobadaan
Marca Negra Espadin
Marca Negra Tepextate
Marca Negra Tobala
Mayalen Borrego
Mayalen Guerrero
Mayalen Wild Cupreata
Mezcal Amaras Cupreata
Mezcal Amaras Espadin
Mezcal Arroqueño en Barro
Mezcal Ensamble en Barro
Mezcal Real Minero – Barril
Mezcal Real Minero – ensemble con espadin, largo tripon, barril
Mezcal Real Minero – Pechuga
Mezcal Real Minero – Tobala
Mezcal Real Minero Largo
Mezcal Vago Elote
Mezcal Vago Espadin
Mezcal Vago Mexicano
Mezcal Vago Tobala
Mezcales de Leyenda – Oaxaca
Mezcales de Leyendes – Durango
Mezcales de Leyendes – Guerrero
Mezcolsfera – tobala 50%/madre cuishe 50%
Nuestra Soledad – San Baltazar Guel
Nuestra Soledad – San Luis Del Rio
Nuestra Soledad Espadin
Nuestra Soledad Stgo. Matatlan
Peloton De La Muerte
Pierde Almas Conejo
Pierde Almas Espadin
Pierde Almas La Puritita Verde – Espadin
Pierde Almas Lumbre
Pierde Almas Pechuga
Pierde Almas Tequilana Weber
Pierde Almas Tobaziche
Quiquiriqui Matatlan
Quiquiriqui San Juan Del Rio
Rey Campero Cuishe
Rey Campero Espadin
Rey Campero Jabali
Rey Campero Madre Cuishe
Rey Campero Mexicano
Rey Campero Tepextate
Rey Campero Tobala
Sotol de Hacienda – Añejo
Sotol de Hacienda – Blanco
Sotol de Hacienda – Reposado
Sotol Por Siempre
Wahaka Espadin
Wahaka Espadin Botaniiko
Wahaka Espadin Manzanita
Wahaka Joven Ensamble
Wahaka Joven Madre Cuishe
Wahaka Reposado con Gusano
Wahaka Tepeztate
Wahaka Tobala
Wahaka: Vindo De Mezcal – Ixtero de Jalisco
Wahaka: Vindo De Mezcal – Papalome de Oaxaca
Wahaka: Vindo De Mezcal Agave Azul de Michoacan
Ambhar Añejo
Ambhar Blanco
Ambhar Repo
Arette Artisanal Añejo
Arette Artisanal Blanco
Arette Artisanal Repo
Arette XA
Arte Nom Añejo 1146
Arte Nom Blanco 1549
Arte Nom Reposado 1414
Asombroso Añejo
Asombroso Blanco
Asombroso Reposado
Casa Dragones Gift Set
Casa Nobles Joven Barrel Proof
Don Abraham Añejo
Don Abraham Blanco
Don Abraham Reposado
Don Abraham XA
Don Felix Añejo
Don Felix Plata
Don Felix Reposado
Don Julio 1942
Don Julio Añejo
Don Julio Blanco
Don Julio Reposdao
Don Pilar Añejo
Don Pilar Blanco
Don Pilar Extra Añejo
Dulce Vida Añejo
Dulce Vida Blanco
Dulce Vida Garrison Brothers Añejo
Dulce Vida Reposado
Dulce Vida XA
El Ladron Agave Spirit
El Luchador
Espolon Blanco
Fortaleza Añejo
Fortaleza Blanco
Fortaleza Reposado
Grand Mayan Blanco (Triple Distilled)
Hacienda Vieja Blanco
Hacienda Vieja Reposado
IXA Añejo
Mi Casa Añejo
Mi Casa Blanco
Mi Casa Reposado
Revolucion Añejo
Revolucion Reposado
San Matias Extra Añejo
Siete Leguas Añejo
Siete Leguas Blanco
Siete Leguas Repo
Tequila 30-30 Añejo
Tequila Ocho Añejo
Tequila Ocho Blanco
Tequila Ocho Reposado
Villa Lobos Tequila Añejo
Villa Lobos Tequila XA

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New inventory and deals at Healthy Spirits (Bernal Heights)

Howdy folks, Eli here reporting from the apex of Cortland Avenue.  The sky is gray, the rain intermittent and the wind is cold.  Perfect weather for big coats, beanies and whiskey.  Below you’ll find a glimpse of our new inventory at Cortland and this week’s sale.



Mezcalosfera:  Produced by the founders of Mezcaloteca and Maestro Mezcalero, Felipe Cortes.  It’s a blend of Tobala and Madrecuixe.  Only 3 bottles available, priced at $189.99.  Agave Club members can pick it up for $169.99.

-Tasting Notes:

I drink my mezcal from a Glencairn glass which narrows the aromas. Putting your nose in the spirit and moving it away allows you to experience the aromatics of this mezcal in layers.  At the furthest point which is for me, about 3″ inches away I smell very sweet cake frosting.  Moving on in, I get bright, green and lush aromatics reminiscent of fresh nopales (steamed cactus), I also get pine and well done salted pork of all things.

On the palate, I the first thing I get is a sweet flame which coats my entire mouth instantly and in it’s dissipation, the piney-ness really stands out. It’s very herbaceous and ends dry and with black peppercorn, cucumber and candy corn sweetness.

Mezcal Marca Negra:  Another amazing line up from a few fantastic distillers.  I have the Espadin $69.99, Tobala $146.99, Dobadaan $149.99, Tepeztate $159.99 and last but definitely not least we got the rare Arroqueño $159.99.

Mezcal Tosba:  Two cousins from Oaxaca came here in the late 90’s to realize the American Dream and were inspired by what they saw happen in the Silicon Valley.  One of them went back to Oaxaca and studied under the mezcaleros, the other went to business school and together they started Mezcal Tosba.  They cultivate their own Espadin, Tobala and their Pechuga is made with local fruits from the local tropical forest and it really comes through with notes of banana, mango and fresh wet earth.  Espadin $63.99, Tobala $159.99 and the Pechuga is $109.99


Leopold’s American Small Batch Gin 40%: Juniper, orris root and hand zested American pummelos and oranges. 40% $42.99

Leopold’s Navy Strength American Gin 57%: Because it was stored next to gunpowder munitions on naval warships, Navy Strength gin was distilled to a proof just high enough that if it spilled during battle, the ship’s gunpowder would still ignite.  Each botanical is individually distilled and then blended together to produce this beauty.   $52.99

Hayman’s Old Tom Gin 40% – Smooth, botanical intensive and flavorful English Gin with a bit of sweetness.  $32.99

Engine 49 California Gold Gin 40% –   This style of gin is made by letting the botanicals sit in the neutral grain spirit after distillation.  If you love herbal tea, this taste like herbal tea. $34.99


The Scarlett Ibis Trinidad Rum 49% – Blend of 3-5 year aged Trinidad rums.  To retain the character of the sugar cane it is not chill filtered.  $37.99

Denizen Aged White Rum 40% – Blend of amazing small batch rums sourced from Trinidad and Jamaica.  Honestly the best white rum I’ve had for $20.

Denizen Merchant’s Reserve 43% – Another beauty of a rum from the Denizen blenders.  $34.99


Great King Street.  We got two new scotch blends from Compass Box.  The Glasgow Blend is rich with peaty-smokiness, underpinned by sherry cask-aged whiskies, full of dried fruit and wine character.  Palate is full and round with a little sweetness.  The Artist’s Blend is a blend of rich single malts and single grain whiskies.  Both are available in 375ml bottles for $29.99.

Black Saddle 12yr Bourbon 45%- Who said older whiskies are hard to find?  Black Saddle is back in the shop for $54.99


Modern Times: City of the Dead

Modern Times: Hooloomooloo Double IPA

Modern Times: Fruitlands Sour Apricot Gose

Modern Times Orderville: Dank Mosaic IPA

Modern Times: Floating World: Tropical ‘otherworldly’ Ipa

Coronado/Bear Republic Collaboration: It’s called MerBear.  We have two different bottlings of this, one from each brewery that took a slightly different twist on the recipe.  Try them both at Healthy Spirits.

Almanac – Peach de Brettaville

Almanac – Elephant de Brettaville

Paradox Beer Co– Skully Barrel no.37 & Hell for Stout

This is just a glimpse of the inventory we got in this week.  We get in a ton of new items all the time and there are differences in inventory between our three (soon to be 4) shops, so it’s worth it to follow us on social media.  The Book, The Instant Gram and the Tweeter are all good ways of keeping up with us. 

SAVE 15% this week on:

High West Whiskies: Double Rye, Rendevous Rye, American Prairie, Son of Bourye, Bourye and Campfire.

Small Food Hands: Gum Syrup, Grenadine, Tonic Syrup, Orgeat and Passion Fruit Syrup

Corsair Whiskies.  We have the Ryemageddon, Wildfire, Galaxy, Mosaic, Oatrage and last but not least our exclusive Triple Smoke.

Rami’s Mommy: We have our own line of hummus, spicy hummus, baba ganoush and jalepeño lebani.  No preservatives and made fresh every week.  Try them out!


Interview with Dale Sklar of Tequila Villa Lobos

A couple months back I featured Tequila Villa Lobos in our Agave Club.  It’s a brand owned by one of Mexico’s most revered distillers, Carlos Camarena and long time friend.  Dale and I talk about these beautiful new tequilas and share a few laughs.  I brought in a few bottles of the the extra añejo too and was lucky enough to get bottles 1, 2 & 5 from batch 1.  If you are a collector, this should definitely spike your interest.


Rare Mezcal in San Francisco

Howdy friends, I’m happy to report the arrival of a few very special mezcals.

First on the list is the extremely limited Mezcal Real Minero: Arroqueño.  This was made from Agave Americana/Oaxacenis, a varietal that matured for 20 years before it bloomed.  Only 65 liters were produced and California was allocated 6 bottles.  I have 2. 

I also brought in some limited releases from Wahaka and Rey Campero.  Both producers have offered a Tepextate/Tepeztate and Jabali distillate.  Both these varietals are very scarce.  The Tepeztate is a large agave with thick wide leaves rimmed with serrated edges.  They look a bit like Rattle Snakes guarding their nest.  When stripped of their armor, the exposed piñas are hobbit sized and make for some fantastic juice.

The Jabali is made from small agaves that grow in rocky regions.  Since they’re so small you need to find a lot of them to make a respectable batch and once you find them, you have to cook them with precaution and expertise as they tend to break apart and become difficult to work with.  However when done right, it’s truly something special.  Mezcal made from this varietal is a rare treat.

I’ve had the great pleasure of enjoying both producers offerings of these varietals and they are VERY different.  They are all worth their weight in gold and come very highly recommended.

I have more options from Rey Campero coming in next week so look forward to their excellent Cuishe, Madre Cuishe, Mexicano as well as a couple offerings from Mezcal Real Minero which blew my mind.

Keep it classy San Francisco,



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Healthy Spirits Clement 2nd Anniversary Van Winkle Raffle!

Tomorrow our Clement shop will celebrate its 2nd anniversary, and we’ve invited the Van Winkles!  Every hour beginning at noon, we’ll be raffling off the right to purchase one of the Van Winkle bourbons.  The Schedule will go like this:
12pm: Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr

1pm: Van Winkle Lot B 12yr

2pm: Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15yr

3pm: Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20yr

4pm: Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23yr
Rules & Conditions
  • Raffle tickets will become available one hour prior to each drawing.
  • You may only enter a particular raffle once.  If you attempt to enter multiple times, you’ll be disqualified from all raffles, and may God have mercy on your soul!
  • You must be present when your number is called.  If you are not in the store, we will have no choice but to draw another ticket.
  • THIS IS NOT A FREE BOTTLE GIVEAWAY!  You are entering to win the opportunity to purchase a particular bottle.  If you’ve ever attempted to find any of these products, you’ll know that this is a fine prize indeed!

We hope you’ll join us tomorrow for what is sure to be a darn good time.  In addition to a 10% discount store wide (15% for club members), we’ll be featuring deep discounts on some select whiskeys.  Hope to see you there, and good luck!