Gulch Distillers In The News

Amaro Land

Amaro, the digestif beloved in Bella Italia, has become hugely popular in local distilleries and liquor stores. Not sure what amaro is? We reveal all.

Sip Magazine

March 25, 2024

Montana Restaurants, Brewpubs, and Bakeries: A Culinary Guide for Your Winter Trip

The winter snowscapes of Montana are magical. There’s a whole lot of outdoor fun to be had in Big Sky Country once the days shorten and the temperatures drop. But for those in the know, there are plenty of winter treasures to be found indoors as well — namely, in Montana’s restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, diners, and more.

Matador Network

February 28, 2022

Gulch Distillers Turns Local Apples Into Alcohol

One distillery is turning local apples into alcohol. Our Bliss Zechman explains how Gulch Distillers in Helena is relying on the community and not a company to make one of their popular products.


by Bliss Zechman

September 27, 2018

What Is Amaro? Learn All About These Delicious Herbal Liqueurs

Small producers in the U.S. have been trying their hand at blending complex fernets: Montana-based Gulch Distillers uses mountain herbs and Montana grain for their Fernet Burrone

Martha Stewart

by Anna Kovel

July 13, 2021

Helena Businesses Team Up To Make Hand Sanitizer From 30 Kegs of Beer

Helena’s Gulch Distillers is making hand sanitizer out of 30 kegs of unused beer provided by George’s Distributing.

Helena Independent Record

by Tyler Manning

April 2, 2020

Helena’s Gulch Distillers Take Top Prize at National Spirits Competition

Gulch Distillers brought home a few medals from the 2019 American Craft Spirits Association’s competition. The competition welcomed nearly 500 entries from 38 states and the District of Columbia in six categories: whiskey, gin, rum, vodka and grain spirits, brandy and specialty spirits.

Helena Independent Record

by Maria L. Kirkpatrick

February 15, 2019

American Craft Spirits Association Announces 2019 Craft Spirit Award Winners

During the event, which was sponsored by Total Wine & More, ACSA proudly bestowed the evening’s ultimate honor, the Best of Show Award, to Gulch Distillers of Helena, MT, for their Burrone Fernet. Eli Aguilera, Total Wine’s Senior Vice-President of Merchandising, provided remarks to the crowd to kick-off the dinner, and Maggie Campbell of Privateer Rum (MA) emceed the event, having served as the Judging Chair.

American Craft Spirits Association

February 15, 2019

11 Great American Amari To Try Now

Minnesota fernet? Pineapple amaro? Our collective thirst for the Italian liqueur amaro is no bitter pill. So fully have we embraced the low-alcohol, bark and botanical-based digestif that it was only a matter of time before American-made versions began to blossom.

by Amy Zavatto

January 21, 2019

Keeping the Supply Chain Local–Purple Prairie Barley Whisky

Like most good ideas, Gulch Distillers’ Purple Prairie Barley Whiskey started with a conversation and the question, “What if…?”

In late 2016, Tyrrell Hibbard (co-founder of Gulch Distillers) and I sat down to talk about the newly-renamed company. It had been called Triple Divide Spirits when Tyrrell and his partner Steffen Rasile bought it in 2015 and then re-branded it a year later.

Good Food World

by Gail Nickel-Kailing

October 5, 2018

Montana Made: Gulch Distillers

Agriculture is Montana’s leading industry and in Helena, two guys are using their ag roots to distill a product from soil and sunshine.

Montana is a beer drinking state with new breweries popping up in every corner. But two guys, Steffen Rasile and Tyrrell Hibbard, are trying to change the game.

MTN News

by Mikenzie Frost

June 26, 2018

Craft Cocktails: Gulch Distillers

I dare you to find a place more “local” than Gulch Distillers. Owned by two heartful Helena natives, Tyrrell Hibbard and Steffen Rasile, every batch of grain-based spirits are made using only Montana-grown grains in a facility that was once the Montana Distillery and Bottling Warehouse. The names of the spirits are locally inspired. Every cocktail contains locally grown produce whenever possible as well as house-made syrups and shrubs. The artwork is local, the website is local, the locals are local. Okay, you get it. LOCAL. What’s more? It’s all really, really good.

The Local

by Claire Bachofner

April 30, 2018

Distilleries Celebrate Easments

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

Helena Independent Record

by Tom Kuglin

August 11, 2017

The Cellar Mistress’s Wine Blog

There’s a hidden gem, tucked away in the side streets of Helena. No, it isn’t an undiscovered gold mine, but it’s close. Gulch Distillers is one of the most fascinating businesses I’ve visited here in Helena.

Starting its life as Triple Divide Spirits in 2012, the distillery was purchased in 2015, and rebranded as the Gulch Distillers in 2016. Distillers Steffen Rasile and Tyrrell Hibbard pursued their dream of distilling in college, and even studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Cellar Mistress's Wine Blog

by Katherine Northup

April 10, 2017

Gulch Distillers: Beyond Bread and Beer

What happens when two friends start dreaming about opening a distillery and making whisky in central Montana? Mix in shared childhood memories, inherited Helena red hair, and a love for single malt whisky, and you get Gulch Distillers.

Good Food World


December 31, 2016