About Us

Unique & Remarkable – San Francisco

As a true lover of the arts and everything that makes San Francisco unique and remarkable, Kanbar can’t help but say “Thank you”.

Step outside, breathe in the salty, balmy ocean air, and you’ll immediately understand why entrepreneur, inventor, artist, and philanthropist, Maurice Kanbar has faithfully called San Francisco his home for nearly 35 years. A melting pot of distinctive neighborhoods, tastes, ethnicities, and lifestyles, this beautifully authentic city is bent, twisted, and shaped into its own eccentric masterpiece.

A lifelong martini lover, Kanbar created Skyy® Vodka in 1991, the first of its breed born, bred, and branded in San Francisco. Its proprietary distillation and filtration process paved the way for the Premium Vodka category. While Kanbar sold the Skyy® brand in 2001 to Campari America LLC, it hasn’t stopped him from dreaming bigger. A true believer that products and processes can always be innovated and improved, Kanbar has bestowed a special gift to his beloved San Francisco family.

As a true lover of the arts and everything that makes San Francisco unique and remarkable, Kanbar can’t help but say “Thank you”. Blue Angel Ultra-Premium Vodka is the ultimate “THANK YOU” to the thriving mecca of diversity he passionately loves.

SKYY® is a registered trademark of Campari America LLC.