Assemblymember Adam Gray Names “Do Good Distillery” as 2017 Small Business of the Year

Monday, June 5, 2017

Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) named Do Good Distillery of Modesto as the 2017 Small Business of the Year for the 21st Assembly District. Jim and Liz Harrelson, owners of the Do Good Distillery, were honored today at a luncheon in Sacramento.

Since the beginning, Do Good Distillery has been a place of innovation. The Harrelsons are pioneers in locally-sourced distilling; with over 90% of their grain being grown within 100 miles of their facility. In addition to making craft spirits, Jim and the Do Good team regularly host distilling classes for the American Distilling Institute, Gallo University, and private clients.  Jim also serves as president of the California Artisanal Distillers Guild. As their production has continued to increase, they have been fortunate to find a green solution to effluent disposal, shipping their wastewater to the anaerobic digester at nearby Fiscalini Cheese Company.  

“Do Good’s commitment to excellence and sustainability has allowed them to provide a quality product as well as encourage growth in a craft industry. It is my distinct honor and privilege to recognize their efforts and name them as the Small Business of the Year,” said Gray.

Assemblymember Adam C. Gray represents the 21st Assembly District which includes all of Merced County and portions of Stanislaus County.