R6 is a grain to glass distillery specializing in whiskeys and bourbons; they are Los Angeles' first Bourbon. They responsibly source California grain from farmers in Woodland, CA and transform that grain into vodkas, gins, rums, and whiskeys at their El Segundo distillery.

Rob Rubens fell in love with the mystery and art of distillation after his first (and unplanned) trip to Old New Orleans Rum Distillery. After spending the better part of a decade in corporate America, he knew it was time for a change. Coupling his experience with the desire to bring quality spirits to Los Angeles, Rob decided to open this speakeasy-inspired distillery for everyone to enjoy. Prior to founding R6, Rob ambitiously completed his undergraduate studies in 2.3 years, achieving designation as Summa Cum Laude and his Graduate Degree with distinction. Rob also holds multiple financial certifications and designations.

Rob Rubens has always been amazed by what his family accomplished as entrepreneurs. The many stories Rob heard growing up, about the theatre during the Roaring 20’s and prohibition days, inspired Rob to leave the corporate world and continue the Rubens family tradition of taking a vision and making it reality.

On May 24,1926 the six Rubens brothers opened the doors to what became known as the Rubens Rialto Square Theatre. A major undertaking in a small city at the time, the Rubens brothers hired a pair of Chicago-based architects, C.W. and George L. Rapp to execute their vision for a theatre that would rival any in the major cities. The result was a magnificent European inspired structure with an ornate exterior, and art filled decorum inside and out.


  • 1.5 oz. Vodka
  • 4 Mint Leaves
  • 4 Sweet Strawberries
  • Half a Lime
  • Half a Spoonful of Sugar
Muddle sugar in the bottom of a Collins glass. Fill glass with ice, then add the remainder of ingredients. Top with soda water and garnish with a lime strip. Enjoy!

Hot Toddy

  • 1 oz. R6 Bourbon
  • 1 oz. Spiced Rum (Check out our craft spirit collection to find the perfect one!)
  • .25 C Honey Camomile Tea
  • 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • Cinnamon Sticks
Combine ingredients in a mug garnish with a lemon slice. Enjoy!