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Readying to launch Native Spirits—a North Park emporium of artisan cocktail ingredients—this fall, chef Logan Mitchell and mixologist Gary McIntire of supper club Cellar Door ( gave us the skinny on four new homegrown bottles that’ll soon be on their shelves and yours.

Old Harbor Distilling Co.

Southwest Gin
“These are not your typical gin botanicals,” says Mitchell, referring to the taste of fresh cilantro and parsley in this East Village newcomer. Old Harbor founder and distiller Michael Skubic is dedicated to local flavor, even hiring a botanist to help identify and source S.D. herbs. His company’s upcoming 1542 Gin will go a step further, featuring only herbs found locally when Cabrillo landed in San Diego during the year that gives the gin its name. Old Harbor spirits will be carried at KnB Wine Cellars starting this summer.