Caley Shoemaker, Chris Fogliatti

From Fog to Bottle: Hangar 1 Vodka

Caley Shoemaker, Chris Fogliatti

Talk: From Fog to Bottle: Hangar 1 Vodka

Caley Shoemaker discusses innovation in distillation and the origin story of her cult classic creation: Fog Point. Joined by Chris Fogliatti of FogQuest, the conversation focuses on the discovery and utilization of alternative water sources for use in distillation, winemaking and farming, and the potential positive impact on struggling agriculture in the Bay Area.

Caley Shoemaker

Caley Shoemaker oversees the production at Hangar One. She is one of the few female distillers to lead operations for a major American spirit brand. She describes herself as a “spirits nerd” and is fascinated by how the chemistry of distilling affects the quality, texture and flavor of the final product. She is endlessly inspired by the area’s seasonal ingredients.

Chris Fogliatti

Chris Fogliatti used small fog collectors in San Francisco to produce water for Hangar 1. This ultimately resulted in the successful release of Hangar 1 Fog Point vodka in May 2016. It also bought a great deal of attention to the importance of fog as a water resource in California.