D+B Wines is proud to partner with Full Circle Craft Distillers Co. in bringing to the islands ARC Botanical Gin. This World-Class, Philippine-Made, Premium Craft Gin, features a unique range of Philippine botanicals including calamansi, ilang-ilang, and sampaguita.
ARC Botanical Gin (750ml), infused with classic gin botanicals and a blend of rare and exotic spices, citrus, berries, and blossoms foraged across the Archipelago. At the 2019 World Gin Awards, ARC Botanical Gin won both Best Contemporary Style Gin and a Gold medal, while ARC Barrel Reserve won Gold.
ARC Barrel Reserve Gin (750ml), infused with classic botanicals and a blend of rare and exotic spices, citrus, berries, and blossoms, and aged to perfection in a toasted oak barrel. ARC Barrel Reserve Gin won Best of Category and a Silver medal at the 2019 American Distilling Institute’s Judging of Craft Spirits Competition in Denver, Colorado.
ARC Lava Rock Vodka (750ml), handcrafted artisanal vodka, naturally filtered over ancient lava rocks from Taal Volcano.
Located on the foothills of Mount Makiling in the lush, tropical province of Laguna, Philippines, the country’s first authentic craft distillery, Full Circle Craft Distillers Co. was established to promote the very best of the Philippines and place the country on the global spirits map, is proving to be a game changer in the craft spirits industry.
Matthew and Laurie Westfall, founders of Full Circle Craft Distillers Co.
Co-founded by husband-and-wife team Matthew and Laurie Westfall, the inspiration for this entrepreneurial start-up project of passion can be traced back to Matthew’s grandfather, a Russified German who first arrived in Manila in 1918 to work at the famed San Miguel Brewery. In a sense, Full Circle Craft Distillers is a family legacy 100 years in the making.
Focused on precision, excellence and authenticity, Full Circle’s state-of-the-art, PEZA-registered distillery in Calamba features a fully-automated, state-of-the-art 450-liter CARL copper pot still from Germany, considered the Rolls Royce of distilling.
The 5,000-square meter distillery complex, slated to open to the public in August, will be the first distillery in the Philippines to proudly share its distilling processes and techniques in a fully transparent and honest way.
D+B Wines is a Cebu-based establishment owned by the couple of Dondi Joseph and Corinne Joseph that has been around for almost two decades, and specialize in importing wines from France, Spain, New Zealand, Australia & South Africa to Cebu and the rest of the country. Their partnership with Full Circle is their first major venture in distributing gins and spirits, and they are proud to do it with a product that is made in the Philippines.
Dondi Joseph and Corinne Joseph of D+B Wines