Stark Spirits really is a micro-distillery—less than 1200 square feet, in The Business Park of Pasadena, down the street and around the corner from the Pasadena Rose Bowl.
Stark Spirits distills rum and whiskey from our 1000 Liter handmade copper Hoga still.
Greg Stark and Karen Robinson-Stark are co-owners of Stark Spirits Micro-Distillery. We are also husband and wife, and we make sure our business partnership maintains the same basis for success: a mutual and egalitarian relationship. Working very closely together-literally, considering the size of Stark Spirits, we have created a space that utilizes every square inch and holds everything an artisan distillery needs. Obtaining the equipment, retrofitting the facility, navigating the permits and licenses requirements gave us ample opportunity to live our motto: Strength Is in the Character
We’ve been through an experience that seems to be that of every micro-distillery that is the first in their locale. Going to a city where a type of business has not has been before is quite a challenge. It has all turned out very well for us. There was a line as soon as we bottled our first products, California Silver Rum, and a longer line for our orange brandy, Sunshine, even before it was bottled. Our distributor has already placed our products with local retail stores, and Stark Spirits is on the map.