Spirit Trail Destinations
Located in scenic Park City Utah, this distillery is one of only two distilleries in the area. Alpine Distilling is the brainchild of former Kentuckian Rob Sergent and was founded in 2016. Inspired by the spirits he sampled during his European education and a history immersed in the craft cocktail scene of New Orleans, Rob is bringing craft to the top of Utah. They currently offer many products including a vodka, a gin, three types of whiskies, and two different kinds of liqueurs; each having received top awards in their categories from around the world.
Opening their doors January 1 of 2014, Beehive Distilling became Utah’s first Gin distillery since 1870. It began as an idea tossed around by three friends lamenting Utah’s notoriously strict distilling laws. Having worked together in advertising and photography for over 20 years, Matt Aller, Chris Barlow, and Erik Ostling now create a vodka and two types of gin. In the Summer of 2019 they launched a RTD line of craft cocktails brand under the Desolation Distilling badge.
Dented Brick Distillery
First opening its doors in the Spring of 2016, Marc Christensen’s Dented Brick Distillery led with its first product, the Antelope Island Rum. They didn’t stop there however, the good people behind the brand are inspiring the spirit of community by locally sourcing their grains and botanicals in the creation of their current products which include vodka, gin, whiskey, and a rum. From the on-site artisanal well, the history steeped in Hugh Moon’s legacy, to the name of the distillery itself, Utah’s craft distilling history lives here. Stop by and ask them about the artisan water they use in the distilling process.
Distillery 36, releasing their first product in January of 2016, oﬀers many reasons to stop by for a tour. Jensen Dobbs and Creed Law, owner operators, are proud of many things they’ve created not the least of which is their hand made stills, and rightfully so, this is no small feat. They use them in the crafting of two diﬀerent styles of rum, with limited releases on the way. Need another reason to visit? Come by and see what happens when you mix art with spirits.
Eight Settlers Distillery
Founded in 2020, quite possibly the most difficult period in our countries history, Eight Settlers Distillery & Restaurant is the culmination of a longtime dream to build a distillery and share the finest local foods and spirits with our community. Battling against restrictions brought on by a global pandemic, Radu and Katia’s sheer grit and determination are reminiscent of the first settlers to arrive in Utah.
With absolutely breathtaking views of Salt Lake valley, chef prepared dining, and onsite distilled/blended spirits, their Cottonwood Heights location will leave you only wanting more. We know you’re going to love your experience with them!
Hammer Spring Distillers
Founded in the Spring of 2016 Hammer Spring is a self-funded, family owned and operated distillery. HS oﬀers a high mountain experience in a bottle with their quality gin. Adding to their spirit library, how about a potato vodka. Why potatoes? Stop by the distillery for a tour and speak with JP Bernier, founder of HS, and ask him. Or just try it and discover for yourself why he chose potatoes as the spirit medium. They also oﬀer a grain-base vodka as well as a coﬀee liqueur, and even “JP’s World Famous WhiskeyPancakeSyrup”.
High West Distillery
Looking for a place to not only enjoy some fine spirits but also have a nice meal, look no further than one of the High West locations. Home of the first legal still in Utah since 1870, High West began distilling in 2007 in their Park City location adding the Wanship facility in 2015. Known around the world, they have a reputation for rye whiskey and a passion for developing innovative, flavor-forward blends from whiskeys sourced from other producers and whiskeys distilled in-house. These include the American Prairie Bourbon, Double Rye, Rendezvous Rye, and Campfire with many limited releases and small batches released throughout the year. Tours available at both locations.
Former Naval Aviator, now distillery owner, Michael DeShazo, his wife Barbie, and their business partner Ethan Miller are bringing beauty to the ultra-premium vodka and gin world, with many more spirits on the way. From the label, to the bottle, to the process behind the creation of their spirits, each is forged with reverence and purpose. Currently Holystone offers a beautifully balanced, grape-based, Perla Vodka and Bosun’s Navy Strength Gin. What is Navy Strength Gin? Come by to get a peek behind the curtain and see for yourself.
New World Distillery
Nestled in Ogden Valley, this picturesque community is home to New World Distillery. Open since December of 2016, owners, Chris and Ashley Cross have been steadily adding to their lineup of Super-Premium spirits, all fermented, distilled and aged on site in Eden, UT. Signature spirits include their Oomaw Gin, Rabbit and Grass Agave Spirits, Wasatch Blossom UT Tart Cherry Liqueur, Ogden Valley VODKA and their Uncharted Series of seasonal and single-barrel releases. New World will debut their first Bourbon Whiskey Christmas, 2019.
Ogden's Own Distillery
Perhaps most widely known for their Five Wives Vodka, Ogden’s Own produces a variety of spirits under a myriad of labels. Opening its doors in 2009 made them only the second distillery in the state. Owners Steve Conlin and Tim Smith now create not only their famous vodka but also a gin, an herbal spirit, liqueurs, and as recently as the Spring of 2019 released a rye whiskey. Stop by sample their spirits and learn the stories behind the colorful characters from Utah’s past that grace their labels.
Realizing their dream, owners Kirk and Denise Sedgwick began distilling spirits in January of 2015 and haven’t looked back. Reaching into Utah’s history the pair chose Outlaw as a reference toThe Outlaw Trail made famous by the likes of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Now in their fourth year they are still mashing and distilling with many products to choose from. With a name like Outlaw of course they oﬀer a whiskey, but they also oﬀer a bourbon, a spiced rum, an aged rum, the moonshine, and even a coﬀee rum. Stop by and say hi to the folks that are crafting these one of a kind spirit.
Silver Reef Spirits
Located in scenic St. George Utah, this distillery is the only one in the area. Silver Reef Brewing Co. and Distillery is the brainchild of David Moody and was founded in 2019. Beginning in 2000, their highly sought after Holiday Nog was the main focus before moving into wine making in 2012. Inspired by the success with their verity of wines he chose to start Silver Reef Brewing in 2018. Always seeking the next challenge David began distilling spirits in 2019. Silver Reef now produces their Holiday Nog, rum, a bourbon, brandy, and a silver vodka.
Established in 2018, Simplicity Spirits is the dream-to-fruition of self-proclaimed gin “fan boys” Chris and Chad. It has been said that “necessity is the mother of invention” and in the case of Simplicity, that phrase couldn’t be more true. After realizing that hauling around cocktail ware to and from the beach, concerts, camping, picnicking, etc., is inconvenient and well... sucks, they decided to do something about it. Keeping “simplicity” at the forefront, canned gin cocktails were born. The current offerings include canned gin cocktails, a potato vodka, limoncello, coffee liqueur, bourbon cream, and a canned bourbon whiskey.
Sugar House Distillery
Established in January of 2014, SHD is one of the first four small batch distillery to open in the state. Owner and Lead Distiller James Fowler is actively bringing you one of the state’s first true grain to glass spirits you can buy. From milling to fermenting, distilling, barreling, and finally bottling, it all happens in house. They oﬀer a vodka, white and gold rums, and four types of whiskies and if you haven’t heard about the Boilermaker then that’s reason enough to have this guide. Give them a call and set up a time for a tour and a tasting and see for yourself why they are so successful.
The Hive Winery and Brandy Company
The Hive Brandy Company is a spin-off of their existing winery, The Hive Winery. The brandy company was born from a desire to have access to high quality fruit Brandy for use in fortifying wines, and the owner's “well, why not attitude”. As Utah’s first brandy distillery, they focus on high quality “true” brandy, which is not, as many believe, a sweet and syrupy spirit, but a true hard spirit not unlike whisky. Just like the wines, their premium brandy is crafted from whole fruit wines that are carefully fermented and then distilled. The result is a much subtler flavor than you might be expecting, but it is also much more real. We are proud to take being a micro-distillery to a whole new level of small. Running the smallest commercial still in Utah, they truly consider themselves to be a “nano-distillery”. Each batch is crafted by the master distiller for quality and flavor profile prior to adding it to the aging tanks. Hands on and extremely labor intensive; these crafted spirits are well worth the effort. The Hive owners are thrilled to share these amazing spirits with you.
Waterpocket Distillery joined the Utah craft distillery scene early in 2017. Rum is an early focus, but they also specialize in botanical craft spirits in their Toadstool, which are spirits that feature amaros, bitters, and digestive liqueurs. Moreover, the Long Lost franchise focuses on lost distillation traditions in botanical spirits and liqueurs. The Robbers Roost label offers a curated rectified spirits such as aged whiskey based on their quality, value, and uniqueness. The Robbers Roost Light Whiskey is a 10 year old Indiana 99% corn whiskey distilled in a rare style. Look for a new focus on fruit spirits under the Waterpocket label in the future.
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