After a couple of years of challenges with trademarking and the connection to the many inspired spirits, they were brainstorming in their living room on what name gives the right impression for the brand, the history of the spirits, and the inspiration of Victoria's parents. They were stumped. The spirits come from monks from the British Isles, the East Indies with high seas trading and pirating, Dutch inspired macerations, Russian immigration success stories, and old fashioned American ingenuity.
Victoria’s son, who has phonological dyslexia, was listening to their naming debate shortly after taking a marketing class. He cannot spell words based on the English language with all of its exceptions and rules, he spells phonetically. The weekend after, Victoria was with her son and he mentioned that he had a few suggestions. He threw out one what they interpreted as Crossed Water. All the spirits and ideas come from across the water, including Deda (the name for grandfather in Russian.) When Victoria spelled it out, he promptly corrected her with ‘’Crostwater. With a ‘T.’’ It made complete sense to him. Plus, it is a truly unique word, so no more trademarking issues. From there, Crostwater stuck.Robin & Brian have a love for sustainable farming. Distilling was their way to support the local grain economy and create products that were expressive of California terroir.