Cocktail Classes are Back!

Once per month we will lead two seatings of a class dedicated to a specific mixological topic.

Tickets are $25 per seat, which includes class instruction and cocktails.

Find Out More and Book a Seat >

Events at Gulch Distillers

April 15, 2024

Citrus-Forward Gin

We are now past midway of the long journey from winter darkness to summer sun. To celebrate, we’re launching a new experimental series on Monday with a special citrus-forward gin. This latest of our Last Chance Experimental Series is a stellar companion for a negroni, a springtime gin and tonic, or a martini with a twist. This gin is the first original recipe from our distiller, Blake Eldridge, and we’re very proud of the bright balanced spirit he created. Public sales open with a release event on Monday, April 15. Join us for special cocktails and food from the new HeleBurger Food Truck from 4-8pm.

Introducing our Citrus-Forward Gin

In the spirit of the vernal equinox, when the duration of day and night equalize and the moment holds the promise of a fresh beginning, we indulged our creativity to craft a new, illuminating product. As the equinox marks the astronomical spring, we embraced the theme of renewal to celebrate the transition with an experimental, limited-batch spirit.

For this we developed a bright, citrus-forward gin in the character of spring. We embraced our love for the negroni cocktail in the distillation of a balanced gin to match. This zesty spirit is a stellar companion for a negroni, a springtime gin and tonic, or a martini with a twist.

Lean into the light and enjoy responsibly.

February 9, 2024

Join Our Team

We’re hiring!

Gulch Brand Representative

Gulch Distillers is looking for a charismatic individual to share the story of Gulch’s spirits to the bars and restaurants of Montana. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about handcrafted products and have an interest in educating others about the terroir of locally produced spirits.  We are most interested in someone who fits the Gulch ethos. Sales and industry experience is a plus. Strong candidates will have excellent communication skills, be a self-starter, be  well-organized, and be energized by relationship building.

Read the full job announcement and apply!

December 5, 2023

8th Anniversary Party

We have another year in the books, and with it an international gold medal, a new product (Ouzo!), and an ever-evolving cocktail program. We are thrilled to be here at 8 years old and excited for what’s ahead of us. Come join us on Tuesday, December 5th, the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, to celebrate our own anniversary. All of our bottles will be discounted by 10% all day long, and we will be releasing our 2024 Coin Club membership!

December 4, 2023

Brandy Release, a Coin Club Exclusive 

Are you ready for a brandy bender? We are excited to announce the upcoming release of two highly limited spirits in our tasting room.

Kirshwasser: A rare Flathead cherry brandy with silky mouthfeel, nutty character, and big cherry flavor. This eau-de-vie was double distilled and conditioned for over a year. It takes about 15 pounds of cherries to produce one 375 mL bottle. No surprise then that we have extremely limited quantities!

Neighborhood Apple Eau-de-vie: Crafted from apples harvested in 2022, this Eau-de-vie is a collector’s item at only 68 bottles. A snapshot of the year’s harvest, bottled for your enjoyment.

These spirits won’t last long. Mark your calendars for December 4th to be the first to enjoy these one-of-a-kind brandies.

For the curious connoisseurs, we have added a third seating for our December Cocktail Class, “Brandy You’re A Fine Gill,” on December 9th.

August 31, 2023

2023 Coin Club Members Party

Join us August 31 in the Cocktail Corral for our member-appreciation party. We have a new spirit that we are excited to share with you before we release it to the general public.

Get ready for a Helena party and a Hellenic spirit. In other words, Free Gyros and Farangi Ouzo!

August 31
4pm – 8pm
Gulch Cocktail Corral

Introducing Farangi Ouzo
After years of work, experimentation, and rebalancing, we have at last produced an ouzo worthy of the Gulch bottle. This anise-dominated spirit has been a labor of love in honor of our Greek roots. The name Farangi, meaning “gulch” or “gorge” in Greek, alludes to the depth and complexity of flavors that unfold with the addition of ice or a little water.

May 18, 2023

Purple Prairie Barley, a Coin Club Exclusive

Purple Prairie Barley Whisky Back on the Shelf!
We released our first whisky in 2018, but that whisky was not our Flying Anvil Single Malt. Rather, it was from an experimental mashbill using malted barley, wheat, and purple prairie barley grown by our friends at Timeless Seeds.

It was a fun product that showcased a unique heritage grain from the mountains of Tibet that is now grown on Montana prairie. We liked the promise of that whisky, so we made more with the help of Timeless Seeds.

Our second and long-awaited batch of Purple Prairie Barley Whisky is now bottled and available to Coin Club members! As typical with our small batch spirits we have only 29 cases of this product. For this next week, Purple Prairie Barley Whisky will only be available to club members.

This fun whisky is bottled at 90 proof and displays notes of apricot, toffee, honeysuckle, almond extract, and leather. Come on down and have a taste!

November 28, 2022

Anniversary Party

We’re 7!

Over the past seven years, our little distillery has endured through a rebrand, a season-long closure of Front Street, a global pandemic, and a flood. We’ve also garnered national attention for our products, released a four-year-aged single malt whisky (five-year coming soon!), and brought a number of new spirits into our lineup. This past year we revived our monthly cocktail classes at the tasting room and added additional Coin Club benefits. We are thrilled to be here at 7 years old and excited for what’s ahead of us. Come join us on Monday, November 28. All of our bottles will be discounted by 10% all day long, and we will be releasing our 2023 Coin Club membership!

August 3, 2022 - August 31, 2022

Craft a Better Community: Continental Divide Trail Coalition

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition is the beneficiary of our August “Craft a Better Community” Nights on Wednesdays.

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) is the national non-profit working in partnership with the US Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management to complete, promote and protect the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Founded in 2012 by a passionate group of volunteers and recreationists, CDTC is a membership organization working to build a strong community of supporters who want to see the CDT protected not just for today’s users, but for generations to come.



August 17, 2022

Big Sky Farmer’s Market

Come find Gulch Distillers at the Big Sky Farmer’s Market from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. We will be sampling products and offering free cocktail tastings.

September 8, 2022

Spirits in the Sky

Come sample the range of unique spirits from Montana Distilleries at Spirits in the Sky from 4-7pm at the Big Sky Town Center.

July 7, 2022

Coin Club Party

Calling all 2022 Gulch Coin Club Members! It’s time to party! Join us for a special tiki-themed evening in the Gulch Cocktail Coral. Enjoy music, cocktail specials and tasty treats. You’ll also receive early access to the newest exclusive Gulch release.

Coin Club Party!

July 7, 2022

5:00 – 8:00 PM

Outside in the Gulch Cocktail Corral 

Not a member? You can still join the club and enjoy half-priced cocktails and 10% savings on all bottle purchases year-round!


February 2, 2022 - February 23, 2022

Last Chance Curling Club

The Last Chance Curling Club’s purpose is to promote the sport of curling in the Helena community through education, outreach, and by providing a safe, fun, inclusive and friendly environment to foster public participation in the sport.

January 6, 2022 - January 14, 2022

Fruition Apple Brandy Back in Stock

Among the many lessons we have learned over the past six years is the patience required at every stage of production for apple brandy.

First, collecting and pressing apples. Then a four-week ferment, slower than any other spirit requires. Next, a slow and gentle distillation in order to preserve the delicate apple aromatics. Then, like our whiskies and rum, we store the brandy in oak casks and let it age for several years. Finally, as we have learned the hard way, patiently bringing the brandy to bottle proof over several months to avoid disrupting the fragile flavors and temperamental structure that we have painstakingly cultivated.

Our greatest challenge to maintaining apple brandy on our shelf is this slow proofing period. Well that period is now over, for the time being. We have a very limited supply of our Fruition Apple Brandy, distilled from Bitterroot Valley-grown Macintosh apples, back in stock. These bottles are available only for Coin Club members for the next week!

Not only are these bottles available exclusively to our Coin Club, but they are available at the Coin Club price  of $33.50 ($37 retail) for 750mL.

We will release the remaining bottles to the public on January 15.

January 5, 2022 - January 26, 2022

Craft a Better Community: The Myrna Loy Center

The Myrna Loy inspires our spirits by presenting culturally enriching arts experiences of all disciplines; supporting local and regional artists in their work; and fostering a lifelong love of the arts through educational projects and experiences.

Wherever you are–at school, in business, at an eldercare home, on a date, in a mid-evening slump by yourself–you can find something here to inspire your spirit.

Concerts, films, art exhibits, arts education experiences, community events, collaborations–it’s all here, at your community-fired culture center.

December 16, 2021

Montana Jewish Project

Meet and Greet with Montana Jewish Project

November 3, 2021 - November 24, 2021

Craft a Better Community: Great Divide Ski Team

The Great Divide Ski Team brings over 40 years of tradition and history to our community and our kids. We have a quality coaching staff with many years of experience, and we welcome all kids who love the sport of skiing!

October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Craft A Better Community: Montana Free Press

Montana Free Press is an innovative, nonpartisan, public-powered news organization dedicated to delivering the information needs of all Montanans.