News & Press

Creative Force: Dave Phinney, California Entrepreneur

Wine Spectator | June 2022

Hoops legend Scottie Pippen is now making bourbon

Marketwatch | Dow Jones | WSJ

Ultimate Spirits Challenge Awards – 2021

Home School – “92 Points” Excellent, Highly Recommended

Scottie Pippen And Dave Phinney Join Forces As The New Spirits Dream Team


Scottie Pippen Has Something to Say

GQ Magazine

Vallejo Whiskey Distillery Switches to Making Hand Sanitizer

NBC Bay Area News

Mare Island distillery mass producing hand sanitizer,
hiring furloughed bartenders

Fox News

American Distilling Awards – 2019

Second Glance – “Best of Category-Craft Whiskey” Gold Medal

Fox 5 News – New York

Dave Phinney: Winemaker and Entrepreneur

SIP International Spirits Awards – 2018

Second Glance – American Whiskey – Double Gold Medal

The Burning Chair – Bourbon – Double Gold Medal

The Dynamic David Phinney: A Napa Wine Legend Turns to Spirits

Whiskies of the World


Black Book

Savage & Cooke: Bringing Tequila, Whiskey and Bourbon Distilling to Mare Island

New York International Spirits Competition – 2018

Second Glance – American Whiskey – Gold Medal – 94pts!

The Burning Chair – Bourbon – Bronze Medal – 90pts!

Robb Report

Savage & Cooke Distillery Is Crafting a Range of Spirits on Northern California’s Mare Island

Bonfort’s Wine and Spirits journal

Dave Phinney on Why Now?

Historic Mare Island is getting a new, scenic whiskey distillery

The Alcohol Professor

Savage and Cooke: Spirits With a Shade of Wine

Building an Adult Playground with Distillery “Savage & Cooke”

San Francisco Chronicle

Wine Mogul Dave Phinney Set to Pour New Spirit
into Historic Naval Base in Vallejo with Makeover

Shaken Daily News

Dave Phinney’s Savage & Cooke Sets Up Shop on Mare Island

Wine & Spirits Daily

Dave Phinney Debuts New Spirits Venture

Bar Business Magazine

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