Our Flavorful Story In 2013, our founders, Dave, Michelle, Bart and Jen, launched the dream of opening up a distillery here in Paradise. They took the dream to Austin and Gary Kelleher joined the team as master distiller. Gary has vodka in his blood; his great grandfather was the master distiller for Csar Nicholas of Russia. Gary has multiple awards with his brands in the states, including a Double Gold Award at the San Francisco International Spirit Awards. The team has now produced not only Mexico’s first luxury vodka, but they can now also call it award winning. Cueva Vodka won a Silver Medal in the 2015 SIP awards before even going to market. Our owners bring years of contributing to the area to now produce the first spirits made since the Mayans. Bart and Jen, our Manager/Distiller are owners of the Iconic Turtle Bay Bakery and Café since 2002. They have since added Turtle Bay Weddings and Lucy’s Ice Creams to their list and in 2014, Cueva Distilleries!