Handcrafted on San Francisco’s Treasure Island

10 Year’s of Whiskey


Batch 6 is a limited release that celebrates our 10th year in business and has a unique approach to aging that creates a whiskey you won’t find anywhere else. Atypical to a category that usually ages in char 3 barrels, batch 6 is aged in char 5 barrels giving this batch a more unique, robust, and full-bodied flavor.

A blend of both five year rye and five year corn whiskey, batch 6 is a throw back to the very first batch of we produced. The rye gives the whiskey a spicy character with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and molasses. The corn rounds out the pallet with sweet overtones extending the finish.

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Old Corn

Our second batch of Old Corn has been aged for a minimum of 9 years in charred oak barrels and is blended in small batches of 2000 bottles or less.

Our take on a classic bourbon style whiskey, Old Corn boasts subtle notes of toasted wood, vanilla, and caramel with a rich honeyed finish. Perfect over a large ice cube, with ginger beer, or in a Boulevardier (the blend of Campari and our favorite sweet Vermouth Carpano Antica makes the perfect cocktail). Each bottle is crafted to warm the discriminating palate.

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Batch #1 Bender’s Wheat is our take on a classic Irish style whiskey. It has subtle notes of vanilla and stone fruit with a rich honeyed finish. Coming in at a lower proof than is typical for Bender’s, our wheat whiskey is perfect with Ginger Ale, sipped neat, or as a celebratory shot with friends and family.

Bender’s Wheat is a youthful, full-bodied, and easy to drink whiskey crafted to warm the discriminating palate and lighten the soul.

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Our Story

An ode to the Robert Louis Stevenson swashbuckler, Treasure Island is one of the Bay’s last hideaways and is home to Bender’s Whiskey Co. It’s also technically a San Francisco neighborhood. We’re sure somebody lives here, but it feels more hospitable to spirits than people.

About Us

We launched Bender’s in 2013 with an initial offering of just over 1000 bottles of rye in the Bay Area. Now we’re proud to stock our own liquor cabinets and those of some of our favorite bars and bottles shops across the country.

Christopher Cohen

Christopher owns a set of superhuman taste buds. Our resident alchemist, he’s responsible for the flavor in every bottle, and the daring in each batch. It takes perfectionism, creativity and connections to craft a great whiskey, and Christopher has all of them in spades–he’s been working in food, wine and spirits for over 20 years. That depth of experience is part of what draws him to old whiskeys; he knows first-hand what a few more years spent knocking around the barrels can bring. His goal for every batch of Bender’s is to create an experience that satisfies not just the senses, but the spirit. Always with a wicked sense of humor and a signature kick of spice.

Carl Bender

Carl possesses the number one most important qualification for getting into the whiskey business: he’s obsessed with whiskey. You can feel the love in every moment of Bender’s, whether you’re sipping it neat from a hand-blown tumbler, catching the wink of a bottle on the shelf, or suddenly craving a sea-faring journey. In building the brand, Carl channels the maritime spirit of our home on Treasure Island, along with the salty water that surrounds it–he’s been learning how to sail and surf. 

Bender’s Apparel

Anchors Aweigh Shirt


Drunken Whale Tank


Dock Worker Beanie


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Whether you’re looking to carry Bender’s in your establishment or you’re just saying hi, we look forward to raising a glass together.

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