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Loft & Bear

Loft & Bear Artisanal Vodka

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Loft & Bear is handcrafted in the heart of South Central, LA and acclaimed as the "whiskey-drinker's vodka" by Los Angeles Magazine for its smoothness and rich aroma.  The soft mouth-feel and subtle vanilla notes characterized by the soft winter wheat grains are the reason Loft & Bear was named one of six spirits from Southern California for summer sipping by the Los Angeles Times.  

The spirits we produce and how we evolve in the beverage alcohol space will continue to be a reflection of our customer's needs and our drive to innovate.  We have a unique opportunity to fill a cultural void; to become the voice of a generation who’s shaping our future; getting more out of life, getting more out of yourself, getting more out of our spirit(s). 

Bottle Size: 750ml

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Notes of Scent & Flavor

  • Full

    Sweet vanilla bean & notes of floral.
  • Mild

    Buttery, smooth, understated mellow wheat notes. Soft with a pleasant herbal flavor.
  • Medium

    Elegant vanilla creaminess with a whisper of anise.

“Whiskey drinker’s vodka - very smooth but with a rich aroma.”


Loft & Bear is the brainchild of Paul Ryan Elliott, an east coast native and one of few black-owned distillery owners in the country.  A graduate of University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Paul Ryan Elliott learned the art of distilling when his family’s construction company fell on hard times. While unemployed and living in Silver Spring, MD [where he's from], Paul found himself with the decision to go back to school or continue with his distilling hobby. He put his business school hopes aside and invested a few years into diligent business planning. Set out with a strong desire to diversify and innovate within the beverage space, and after having lived in a hostel prior to opening his distillery [just the second distillery in LA since prohibition], it was during the summer of 2014, in a loft in downtown LA, loft & bear artisanal vodka was born, hence the name, loft & bear.  Paul continues to work toward fulfilling long-term sustainable success and is encouraged by the opportunity to bring inclusivity and diversity of thought to the beverage alcohol industry. Loft & Bear's commitment to social awareness is seen in its Distill.Drink.Donate program in which 5% of Loft & Bear profits are donated to PATH, a charity aimed at ending homelessness and providing support for distressed families, veterans affairs, and human services throughout Southern California.

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Featured Cocktail Recipe

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2 oz. Loft & Bear Vodka
1 oz. Smoked Pineapple Shrub
1.5 oz. White Cranberry Juice
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Dash of Orange Bitters
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  1. Combine all ingredients into shaker then shake vigorously.
  2. Double strain into chilled Martini Coupe Glass.
  3. Garnish with Dehydrated Pineapple Chip or rim glass with Marca Negra Sal de Gusano (sea salt and chile peppers).
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