Our/Los Angeles Vodka Celebrates the Launch of the Our/LA Podcast In Their State-of-the-Art Distillery in LA’s Arts District

Our/Los Angeles Vodka Celebrated the Launch of the Our/LA Podcast In Their State-of-the-Art Distillery where attendees sipped Our/Los Angeles vodka and were treated to a live Q&A with animator/artist Gary Baseman and others.

Our/Los Angeles vodka held an invite-only podcast launch party in their distillery, located in the Arts District of Los Angeles, this Tuesday, February 26th. Notable guests included animator and artist, Gary Baseman, mega-producer Kannon “Caviar” Cross, illustrator of the Our/Los Angeles ‘zine, Adam Villacin and more.

Our/Los Angeles’ Partners, (l) Rupert Runewitsch and (r) Anton van der Woude

Upon arrival, guests were greeted by Our/Los Angeles’ Partners, Anton van der Woude and Rupert Runewitsch, who manage the brand’s presence here in Southern California. Samantha Hochhauser, the brand’s 28-year-old distiller, was on site serving up custom martinis and vodka old fashioneds. Guests also enjoyed complimentary tapas from Tumaca Truck.

Attendees had the opportunity to check out an art installation featuring illustrations from the Our/Los Angeles ‘zine which accompanies each podcast episode and experience a live taping of the podcast which featured a Q&A with distiller Samantha Hochhauser and special guest Gary Baseman conducted by podcast hosts David Charles and Courtney Nichols, and more.

Guests on Season 1 of the Our/Los Angeles podcast include:

  • Jess Phoenix: Local Congressional candidate and volcano scientist.

  • Rita D’Albert & Lil Cholo: Founder of Lucha Vavoom and reigning Lucha Vavoom Champion.

  • Alex Evans: Executive Editor of the famous Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

  • Maja D’Aoust: Known as the “White Witch of the Dawn,” she is practicing with who performs public rituals and gives educational lectures.

  • Zernell: an LA by way of Chicago DJ.

  • Sienna Sinclaire: A pinup, glamour, fetish and adult model, as well as a certified love, sex and relationship coach. AKA the “Naughty Queen of LA.”

  • The Boulet Brothers: Los Angeles drag royalty. Hosts and curators of the weekly club night Queen Kong and creators of the famed reality TV show, “Dragula.”

  • Eli Glad and Remy Martin: Founders of “Restless Nites,” a Los Angeles-based ticketing platform and blog devoted to underground music and art.

  • Sandi Hammerlein: Professional writer, field agent for Atlas Obscura, and volunteer for the Social Media Chair and Events Committee Co-Chair on the board of the Los Angeles City Historical Society.

  • Kate Durbin: Los Angeles-based artist and writer. Her books include E! Entertainment (Wonder), The Ravenous Audience (Akashic Books), and the collaboration ABRA (1913 Press).

  • Jacek Ostoya: Proprietor of Resident, a bar, beer garden, and live music venue in DTLA.

The event marks the third soiree at the Arts District distillery with more to come in the future.   

About Our/Los Angeles Vodka

The Our/Vodka brand marks the FIRST time ever that a spirit brand has both local and national ties to a micro distillery! Our/Vodka is made by local people in cities around the world (Our/New York, Our/Miami, Our/Amsterdam etc.) that believe in the power of supporting the local neighborhood. The parent company (Pernod-Ricard) partners with local entrepreneurs who love and know their city to run each company. Our/Los Angeles is partnership between Pernod Ricard and Los Angeles creative entrepreneurs Anton van der Woude and Rupert Runewitsch. Their Our/Los Angeles location has the potential to distill 40,000 cases containing 9-liters of Our/Los Angeles vodka a year. Every bottle looks the same across all cities, bottled in unique 375ml bottles, and follows the same global recipe, but is distilled with different local ingredients creating a flavor that fits the city’s personality.

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