Amador & Dry Diggings Distillery

25 labels and counting







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Pride in Craftsmanship

Since 2008, we have worked to bring the distillation industry in California on to the international scene. Aurum Sierra, Inc (parent of Amador & Dry Diggings Distillery) has worked to establish California as a premiere destination for distilled spirits. We produce over 25 labels under our Amador, Engine 49, and Dry Diggings brands in addition to the private label work we do.  Our expertise in distilling has brought us private label projects as well.  Rocket Vodka, Corti Brothers spirits, one off whiskey projects and several brandies under various wine brands are all distilled here at Aurum Sierra. We are a distiller, blender and also do work for both the brewing and wine industry.

We create spirits from beginning to end by working with local farmers, vintners, and brewers. However, we do also blend some of our whiskies, and our labels clearly state if that's the case. If you ever wonder, ask us! We do an awful lot of distilling, but the real flavor comes from our barrel aging process.

Ferment. Distill. Blend. Bottle.



Every experience I’ve had has been great and I see no signs of that changing now or in the future.

-M Hansen

I enjoy visiting different tasting rooms, usually wine, when I travel. I have been to several distilleries and I must say this one is at the top of my list. I saw their ad in one of the local brochures my wife picked up. I signed up for the 2 hour tour and the mixed flight tasting. I was a little surprised when I got to the location as it was in a commercial complex. Upon walking in I was amazed at the decor and how well it represented the 1800's. The owner was the one who led the tour and what a very personable and knowledgeable individual. Even my wife, who is not an indulger of alcohol was very impressed. The product they offered is excellent and the distiller was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend spending 2.5 hours visiting this place when in the area. Well worth your time.

- Jim Barbara - yelp

Took the time to understand the different tastes of the party and poured to fit.


What a find!! This place isn't 1 distiller. It isn't 2. It's 3 different distillers! Tons of choices for every palate type. They have gin, vodka, brandy and whiskey. My wife did the gin flight and I did the whiskey flight and what a journey it was! Erika was our guide and she was super knowledgeble about the differences between the bottles and all the requirements they entail. I have no doubt she could teach a class on the subject. Think wine tasting room, only instead the wine is gin, vodka, brandy and whiskey. Don't let the location fool you. The outside looks like a doctor's office, but when you step through the distillery tasting room doors, instantly transported. Beautiful tasting room, with an epic bar.

- Luis L. - YELP


Visit Us

Amador & Dry Diggings Distillery is located in beautiful El Dorado Hills, California. Our Northern California location is close to wineries, the gold country, Apple Hill, and the Sierra Mountains. We are a couple of minutes off of Highway 50 between Sacramento and Placerville on the way to either San Francisco or Lake Tahoe. 



Monday - Tuesday : CLOSED or By Appointment

Wednesday - Thursday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Friday: 12:00PM - 7:00PM

Saturday - Sunday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Tours, Tastings, & Bottles

Our tasting room captures the gold rush era, and has many unique historical elements. We have tours, tastings and a variety of items for sale. As barrels age and more products become ready for bottles, our tasting room experience will change as well. Our tours take you through the production cycle from field to glass.