Melkon Khosrovian is the co-founder and spiritsmaker at Greenbar Distillery, one of the oldest craft distilleries in the U.S. and maker of a line of flavorful, organic California spirits. Greenbar Distillery began as a hobby when he and his wife, Litty, the other founder and spiritsmaker, got engaged in 2002 and started to meet the relatives. Litty hated the taste of straight vodkas and fruit brandies Melkon’s family served for toasts to the new couple. To ensure that his fiancee could participate in the family tradition, Melkon started making complex infusions so she could have something tasty to drink on these occasions. She liked the layered flavors much better than the previous “nail polish removers” and began to participate in the family tradition of toasting and sipping spirits with meals. Soon, friends and family started asking for bottles, and then their friends and so on. Two years into this delicious hobby, Melkon and Litty decided to turn their pastime into a profession in 2004 by launching Greenbar Distillery.