The “Guardian of the Gulch” stands sentinel over the historic heart of Helena, Montana. Helena 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.
Our Reserve Gin pays tribute to this iconic landmark. We distill this gin in small batches of only a few hundred bottles from a base of Montana grains. Its simple botanical structure, including juniper and coriander, take on additional depth in Sauvignon Blanc barrels. Light citrus notes, lime zest, and subtle flavors of dried apricot round out the character of our Guardian Gin.