The “Guardian of the Gulch” stands sentinel over the historic heart of Helena, Montana. Citizens erected the first fire tower in 1868 to keep watch for the devastating fires that regularly plagued the mining camp along Last Chance Gulch. That original lookout itself was destroyed by fire, but in 1874 the city constructed the present standing fire tower which looked over the camp’s growth into a city and guarded the community for nearly 70 years with its 360-degree view.
Guardian Gin pays tribute to this iconic landmark. Like the Guardian of the Gulch, our gin has a simple structure with only five botanicals. We craft this distilled gin in small batches of only a few hundred bottles from a base of Montana grains.