Distilleries Celebrate Easements

Tom Kuglin, Helena Independent Record

A pair of Montana distilleries produced special runs in honor of Montana Land Reliance’s millionth acre under conservation easement.

Gulch Distillers in Helena recently launched Perpetuity Gin, scheduled for an initial 20-case run, and may consider additional runs depending on popularity.

Co-owner Tyrrell Hibbard, whose family ranch is under an MLR easement, said the request was serendipitous as the distillery considered specialty bottling and his family’s history with the organization. MLR worked on the flavor profile and designing the label, he added.

Willie’s Distillery in Ennis released Million Acre Bourbon, a 100-proof offering made from the same stock as its Bighorn Bourbon.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the gin and bourbon will go to support the work of MLR.

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