Anthony Cano

Assistant Distiller

Anthony is a local of the California Central Coast. He grew up in San Luis Obispo, and graduated from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, specializing in microbiology and biologic systems. Anthony has worked as an intern at Amyris, a biotech company, researching fermentation and process development. As a homebrewer, and a lover of arts and science, working as a distiller at Ascendant Spirits was his calling in life.

Anthony played on the drumline for the Cal Poly Mustang Marching Band though college, as well as taught drums and marching at several local High Schools. He is an Eagle Scout, passionate about distilling and helping others. He is not afraid to talk nerdy, and and get into the gory details of spirits making for anyone who is interested in learning.