SF Weekly: Caley Shoemaker Takes Hangar 1 In A New Direction, September 22, 2015


Caley Shoemaker isn't your average vodka maker. Which is fitting, because she's not making an average vodka. Hangar 1's Head Distiller, who came to the Alameda operation from the world of whiskey, is now overseeing a frenetic expansion. Over the next year, Hangar 1 will launch several new flavors as well as a dedicated visitor center and tasting room. Shoemaker is balancing a heavy load, and she hasn't even celebrated her 29th birthday yet. In an exclusive interview with the Weekly, she sheds some light on her rapid ascent, and the misunderstood nature of her chosen spirit.