All Gulch Distillers™ spirits are handcrafted in small batches using as much of Montana’s fine grains and herbs as possible.
Montana has an overlooked though rich history of fruit production. Many fruit trees came to the territory with Montana’s pioneers, among them pears, plums, cherries, and apples. Settlers ornamented their homesteads with fruit trees and orchards and supplied other newcomers and mining camps with their fruits. The Bitterroot Valley, with its long growing season, supported apple orchards as early as the 1860’s. By the 1890’s Montana produced apples commercially and the industry marketed Bitter Root MacIntosh Apples across the country.
Fruition Apple Brandy carries on the pioneer spirit of Montana’s early homesteaders. This Single Apple Edition is pot distilled from MacIntosh apples from the Bitterroot Valley and aged in oak casks. Montana’s quiet tradition of fruit production comes to fruition in this golden-hued apple brandy.
Montana’s unique character originates in the landscape: its space, beauty, the wealth of its natural resources, working lands, wildlife habitats, outdoor recreation. Generations of Montanans have worked to preserve that character, chief among them The Montana Land Reliance. Since 1978 The Montana Land Reliance has worked with landowners across the state to protect in perpetuity nearly one million acres of Big Sky Country from development.
At Gulch Distillers, we craft Montana spirits with Montana values from Montana grains. We are as proud of our Montana heritage as we are of our craft. We created Perpetuity Gin to honor The Montana Land Reliance’s work of protecting our open landscapes and agricultural traditions.
Perpetuity Gin is distilled from Montana-grown grains. It celebrates Montana’s open spaces with juniper, sage, and carefully selected botanicals. Through The Montana Land Reliance, Perpetuity Gin also contributes to open space preservation. The spirit of Montana conservation begs appreciation and enjoyment. Please enjoy responsibly.
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.
No other firearm had such a widespread use for so long a period as the flintlock. These arms served as a mainstay of armies, navies, and frontiersmen for 200 years. From the earliest days of America’s settlement and independence through the late Rocky Mountain fur trade, these muzzleloaders equipped generations of explorers. The Lewis and Clark expedition and subsequent fur traders relied daily on flintlock rifles for hunting and survival. The versatile flintlock ignition could accommodate natural rocks at hand, throw a spark when wet, and be used to start fires.
We created this spirit to match the versatility and ubiquity of this once standard piece of American life. Flintlock Bourbon Cask Spiced Rum is rested then gently spiced with a subtle citrus and custom aromatic spice blend to complement the character the spirit develops in the wood. This is a dry sipping rum, pleasant served over ice yet strong enough to stand up in a cocktail. Enjoy responsibly.
Before founding Gulch Distillers, Tyrrell and Steffen bonded over a shared love of bitter liqueurs, balanced cocktails, and beards. Their interests drove the Montanans to craft a complex spirit inspired by the traditional herbal liqueurs of the northern mountainous region of Italy.
Burrone Fernet is a bitter liqueur distilled from a base of Montana grains which incorporates a unique blend of herbs and spices including chamomile, myrrh, rhubarb, saffron, and mint. Gulch Distillers developed this bright, cool amaro to please and tantalize the refined palate. Made in the gulches of Montana, Burrone Fernet recalls the mountains of Italy through its aromatic, Western expression of a European classic.
Enjoy it neat, over ice, or mixed in a cocktail, but always responsibly.
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.
Triple Divide Vodka takes its name from an unassuming mountain with continental significance. The Great and Laurentian divides converge at the summit of Triple Divide Peak, from which mountain water flows to three corners of our continent. The three slopes of this hydrological apex divert water to the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Hudson Bay.
We craft Triple Divide Vodka from Montana wheat and malted barley to produce a subtle spirit in the style of Triple Divide Peak’s reserved grandeur. We ferment and distill small batches of only a few hundred bottles at a time. This handcrafted vodka has a creamy texture and a pleasant, sweet finish.