Baby food, gold bars and the story behind the 49ers' official whiskey

Six years ago, Elliott Gillespie was toiling away at a finance job in Canada that he couldn’t hate more. With the blessing of his wife, who was home with their 3-month-old son, he quit in 2016 and started to pursue a long-shot dream: turning a hobby (blending whiskies with his friends) into a new career.

He started with a bottle.

“A friend of mine, when I told him I wanted to start a distillery, he said, ‘You’re going to need a couple gold bars; that’s expensive.’ So I started designing exactly that, a gold-bar bottle,” Gillespie says.

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