Meet Our Founder

Yuseff Cherney

When our founder and master distiller Yuseff Cherney started making spirits, it was just a hobby in the back of his brewery. Armed with an unwavering drive to innovate, he’s grown Cutwater Spirits from a passion project into an award-winning craft spirits brand that’s pioneered the canned cocktail category.

Cutwater Spirits Founder Yuseff Cherney

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Spicy Bloody Mary Canned Cocktail

Cutwater Tequila Blanco


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Instagram post 17899414993449950 Looking for a way you can #stayhome and still help San Diegans in need during this crisis?  In the wake of COVID, there are more people than ever who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and the @sdfoodbank is turning to the community for help to fund this increased need. Last week, we announced our donation that will provide 50,000 meals and Cutwater hand sanitizer to the Food Bank. To help further support , starting today Cutwater will match every dollar you contribute to the Food Bank’s virtual food drive until we reach our fundraising goal which will provide 150,000 total meals for those who need them. To make sure we match your contribution, please donate to the Food Bank via the link in our bio. Thank you helping to make a difference! #cutwaterspirits #sandiegofood #givingback
Instagram post 17845773812047452 Brown and Gold no matter what! This year’s Opening Day sure isn’t what any of us had planned … but nothing can stop us from daydreaming about the ballpark. These limited-edition cans were inspired by our home team and we’re still damn proud to show them off. Find them in stores soon. See you in the stadium when we get there! And we will get there. #cutwaterspirits #openingday #baseball
Instagram post 17857104220840016 Cutwater is always committed to supporting our San Diego community. In response to COVID, we have mobilized to use our production resources and Miramar distillery to create an 80% alcohol hand sanitizer, which we are donating directly to local non-profits within San Diego County beginning March 30th.  We are working on additional ways to give back in San Diego, so stay tuned for more news to come. We are all in this together!
Instagram post 18010332262300919 We could all use a drink right about now… and #NationalCocktailDay is just the excuse you needed! Made with award-winning spirits, these canned cocktails make it easy to have an instant happy hour at home. Which Cutwater cocktail are you enjoying today? Patio or couch? How early is too early? #nationalcocktailday #readytoenjoy #cutwaterspirits
Instagram post 17845434884036883 We are all about celebrating the wins whenever you can.... And today, we have a pretty awesome one! Our Reposado Tequila placed🏅Best Of Class🏅 and earned a Double Gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, @sfwspiritscomp. This is one of the most influential spirits competitions in the world, and we’re incredibly proud of our success in this highly competitive category. Have you tried our Tequila yet?  View our latest story and swipe up to shop our award-winning Tequilas, as well as other Cutwater products. #sfwsc2020 #sfwsc #awardwinning #tequila
Instagram post 18092845885177693 After all, it’s still Friday. Don’t know about you, but some of us are making the most of Zoom by getting together remotely for a virtual team shifty to end this long week. Seeing everyone’s faces over a cocktail is pretty comforting right now. How are you staying connected these days? Share your ideas for happy hour from home and we'll repost on our story!
Instagram post 17866313116717288 In these uncertain times, there are a few things we can be sure of: friends and family are more important than anything, technology is helping us stay informed and connected, and a good drink at the end of the day goes a long way. It’s been a stressful week, but we’re taking it one moment at a time. Looking forward to brighter days in the future and to celebrating with you when we get there. We are in this together. Reach out through DM. Share a cocktail with us on your story. We are here and we are listening!
Instagram post 17854480504845491 Our Tasting Room & Kitchen is the heart and soul of the Cutwater distillery, however the health and safety of our patrons, team, and community will always be our number one priority. To comply with the most recent direction from government and health officials, we are closing our Miramar Tasting Room & Kitchen tonight and until further notice. As an organization, we have the best interests of our staff and guests in mind during this incredibly difficult time. We look forward to re-opening our doors as soon as we can. In the meantime, our hearts go out to everyone who is affected by this crisis.
Instagram post 17931158098364210 Spring Training… both for baseball and summer drinking season 😉 #springtraining #letsgopadres #cutwaterspirits
Instagram post 17863445428725805 Some like it spicy and some like it mild... Tag the spicy to your mild or the spicy to your spicy! 🌶🍅 #cutwaterspirits #bloodymary #spicybloodymary
Instagram post 18094202182130238 The air is fresh and the Vodka Mules are flowing. Pack it in, pack it out made easy with your favorite canned cocktails. Rad 📸: @drmichelez #cutwaterspirits #vodkamule #SanJuanNationalForest
Instagram post 17865280750689260 Cooler full of Tequila Soda? Sign us up! Who’s excited to crack into the latest addition to the can fam? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ Email for a list of places near you. #cutwaterspirits #tequilasoda #newrelease
Instagram post 17879912677527254 🚨New can release!🚨Introducing Tequila Soda, just in time for warmer weather. Inspired by Texas Ranch Water, this bubbly tequila-forward cocktail with a hint of lime is gonna be your new favorite. It's 7% ABV with no sugar, zero carbs, and gluten-free. Find it in stores near you by emailing 🤘#cutwaterspirits #tequilasoda #newrelease
Instagram post 17847278143967381 Well look at that... it's Tequila O'Clock! Paloma or Marg?⛱🍋#cutwaterspirits #margarita #paloma #tequila