Co-Founder, Co-Owner, Blinking Owl Distillery
WHY: Launched vanguard maker of spirits, one of current handful in OC, with husband Brian in 2016, as state changed liquor-making/selling laws.
RECENT: Boutique bourbon, gin, vodka, and only maker of Scandinavian specialty aquavit; some products infused with “flesh, pith, juice and peel” of Valencia oranges. Subject of cover feature in April OCBJ.
NOTABLE: Uses award-winning city water; Christensons live in downtown Santa Ana (see Irving Chase entry); Robin sold specialty therapy clinic, Womanology, to Hoag in October 2014.
FUN FACTS: Favorite book, “The Third Plate”; film, “Sixteen Candles.”