The first alcohol distillery in Sacramento County since Prohibition in the 1920's is now operating in Rancho Cordova.

On Friday night, the CEO of Gold River Distillery, Greg Baughman created his first “legal” batch of craft-made gin.  

After 9 months of work, and building a custom-made still, the first batch of Wheel House American Dry Gin will be bottled.

Gold River Distillery is negotiating with distributors to handle the product, which is not yet available to bars or consumers.

Baughman said he hopes that Wheel House gin will be available in retail outlets and bars by June.