Respect the past. Drink to the Future.
This is no ordinary distillery because the future is no ordinary place, but one of adventure and exploration.
At Quantum Spirits, we are harnessing the potential of science and technology to reinvent the way spirits are made.
It will change your experience because what you taste comes from how it’s made.
Innovation that more than impresses but satisfies with the purity of precision in every glass.
Welcome to the future of craft distilling.
Quantum Spirits is anything but your typical craft distillery.
RYAN KANTO is a lover of great food and drink, so you might find it surprising that he is also a committed endurance athlete (Still chasing the elusive 3 hour marathon). What you won’t find surprising that his wife Sarah thinks all endurance athletes should be committed.
A trained engineer instilled with a permanent sense of wonder, Ryan also loves the science behind just about anything, but especially gastronomical experiences. When he saw the chance to take his engineering and business backgrounds and apply them to the current American Craft Spirits revolution there was no looking back.
With his wife and partner in crime grateful to get him out of the basement lab, Ryan and Sarah together become a key part of the burgeoning craft spirits scene in the Pittsburgh region.
FAVORITE WORKOUT? Hill repeats with push-ups at the top, but only when you have someone else to suffer with.
FAVORITE PINBALL TABLE? Medieval Madness. I'm pretty sure BFTK is at least as hard as that 3 hour marathon.
FAVORITE EQUATION? Gibbs Free Energy. I have to stick to my Chemical Engineering roots.
Wait, You mean you do this for a living?
SARAH KANTO is a curious history geek with a love of design. She considers herself a Texan without the accent – until a cocktail tipping point, and dreams of being recruited for intergalactic warfare via her Alpha Centauri PC game.
Wholly disappointed that her 9-year-old space camp excursion did not include a robot accidentally sending her outside the earthly atmosphere, Sarah has turned desire for adventure to the exploration of inner space in the form of charting a course for the future of distilling.
With a background in research, records maintenance and organization, Sarah brings balance to the business vs. her husband’s mad scientist role and hopes to share her passion for exploring the new age of craft spirits with others ready for a different experience.
FAVORITE WORD OR PHRASE? Kalsarikännit. Yes, there's an emoji for that.
FAVORITE QUOTE? "Sometimes you have to roll a hard six." - Commander William Adama / BSG
FAVORITE FOOD? Hot dogs.