News & Press

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

Ayate Añejo – Gold Medal
Ayate Reposado – Silver Medal
Second Glance – American Whiskey – Double Gold Medal
The Burning Chair – Bourbon – Double Gold Medal


The 5 Best Tequilas to Drink on the Rocks

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

Ayate Añejo – Gold Medal – 95pts!
Ayate Reposado – Bronze Medal – 90pts!
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”

Tequila Aficianado

2017 Brand of Promise

Market Watch

When Tequila Meets Chardonnay

San Francisco Chronicle

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

The Robb Report

Ayate Anejo Feature

Shaken Daily News

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

Wine & Spirits Daily

Dave Phinney Enters Tequila Category

Los Angeles International Spirits Competition – 2017

Ayate Añejo – Gold Medal and Best in Show
Ayate Resposado – Gold Medal

Wine & Spirits Daily

Dave Phinney Debuts New Spirits Venture

Bar Business Magazine

Featured Cocktail of the Month