You’ll find plenty of spirit(s) in Bozeman, and we’re not talking about calling Ghostbusters. Locally distilled booze is the name of the day, and carefully crafted flavors elevate the whiskey (and vodka, gin, and rum) to thirst-quenching heights. Sip and savor, or pound a few back: either way you’ve got to get frisky with a little whiskey. Beyond just the flavor gamut, you’ll jive with the tasting room ambiance at play, where there’s plenty of cozy and classy to go around. So order up, and check out these local distilleries in Bozeman.
At Bozeman Spirits, you really can taste the Rockies—probably because all of their offerings are made from pure Rocky Mountain water. Each concoction (vodka, rum, whiskey, and gin) is distilled and bottled onsite, too, so your taste buds can bond with that local goodness. And with ingredients sourced from nearby flavoring every bottle, you can really bring home a piece of Montana when you buy a bottle.
Photo credit to Wildrye Distilling.
Vodka, rum, bourbon, gin, and apple pie all make an appearance at Wildrye, and they’re all made with Montana in mind. The award-winning Boss Tweed Old Tom Gin makes a quality place to start your tasting tour of the facility, but you also can’t go wrong with one of their signature cocktails, like a Passionfruit Hurricane (Dark Rum, Silver Rum, passion fruit puree, simple syrup, lime juice, and a dash of grenadine or cherry juice) or a Wild Mule (Wildrye Premium Vodka, half a squeezed lime, and Cock & Bull ginger beer). The industrial vibe comes complete with plenty of Montana charm, so it makes it easy to kick back and sip away.
Montana Spirits And Wine
If you want to get a taste of the state without taking the time to traipse through every town with a distillery on offer, check out Montana Spirits and Wine. This is your go-to for the winos and whiskey fiends in your life, with shelves chock full of fine global flavors, as well as Montana faves.
Dry Hills Distillery
Photo credit to Dry Hills Distillery.
Vodka, gin, and whiskey greet you at Dry Hills Distillery, along with a Montana vibe complete with shiny red tractor on the tasting room floor and stylish tractor-seat stools at the bar, better known as The Back 40. Every night of the week comes paired with a fun theme, from Guys Night and Ladies Night to Moscow Mule Saturday, where you can sip on $5 Moscow Mules all day. You’ll find fresh herbs and fruit in their cocktails, and you can’t beat that for fab flavor.
A day trip can’t go wrong when you have a sip or two of locally distilled goodness at the other end. These nearby Montana moonshine hotspots are well worth the stop.
Ennis, Willie’s Distillery
At the crossroads between Yellowstone and Virginia City, Willie’s Distillery in Ennis serves up true Montana Moonshine, bottled up just for you. Take a pit stop, and try a sip.
Helena, Gulch Distillers
Gulch Distillers of Helena busts out of the same ol’ same to bring together a selection of liquors and liqueurs that will surprise you. Take in some unusual flavors when you make a day trip to Montana’s capital city.
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