Brush Creek Distillery of Saratoga, Wyoming, announced today the launch of its first line of Brush Creek spirits into Texas and Colorado—the first markets outside of the distillery’s home state. The spirits are distilled and crafted on-site at The Farm at Brush Creek, embracing Wyoming’s local and natural resources and using the finest ingredients. The first batches of Brush Creek Straight Bourbon, Brush Creek Straight Rye, Brush Creek Vodka and Brush Creek Gin can now be found in liquor stores, restaurants and bars across Texas and Colorado.
“The heart of our vision has always been to share the inspiration and pioneering spirit of the West with others,” said Andrew Wason, managing director of Brush Creek Distillery, in a press release. “Due to the small-batch nature of our system, these spirits are very unique and exclusive, and we are elated to launch them in the first two markets outside of Wyoming.”
Wason helped launch Brush Creek Distillery in 2019, fulfilling a long-held vision to produce spirits at Brush Creek Ranch. Earlier this year, the Distillery appointed Philip Mundt as head distiller and production manager. A native of Colorado and previous Pproduction manager at Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, Mundt brings more than a decade of industry experience to Wyoming where he oversees all operations at the distillery. Wason, meanwhile, will spearhead traditional product expansion in Indiana and Kentucky later this year with additional e-commerce market expansions in California, Florida, New York and Illinois.
The team at Brush Creek Distillery looks to their environment and the Western landscape for inspiration and collaborates with The Farm at Brush Creek to foster sustainability, promote innovation and produce spirits using certified organic greenhouse botanicals, mountain water, ranch-foraged ingredients and sustainable practices. Spent grains from the production of bourbon and rye are shared with local ranchers and Brush Creek Ranch where executive pastry and bakery chef, Keisha Sanderson, uses the grains in the creation of spent grain bread. Empty barrel char is used in the cheese and ice cream making process at Medicine Bow Creamery.
“Our products promote innovation and collaboration combined with the pioneering spirit that Brush Creek is known for,” said Wason.
Brush Creek Distillery’s very own Wyoming-distilled and aged Straight Bourbon, Straight Rye and American Single Malt Whiskey will continue to mature and age in the years ahead, preparing for future release. The distillery also plans to collaborate with other storied wine and spirits programs to produce a series of innovative spirit releases in the months and years ahead.
Brush Creek Distillery products can now be found in liquor stores, restaurants and hotels across Texas including The Austin Shaker, Twin Liquors, Spec’s Liquors, Acre 41, Otopia Rooftop, Upstairs at Caroline and Stella San Jac in Austin; Alamo City Liquor, Otro Bar and Domingo Restaurant in San Antonio; Liquor Source, Liquor Hub, Longhorn Liquor and Lys Liquor in Houston; Greenville Stop and Longhorn Liquor in Dallas; Liquid Town and Rockets Whiskey Bar & Saloon in Corpus Christi; and Spanky’s Liquors in Aransas Pass.
Traveling a shorter distance to Wyoming’s neighboring state, Brush Creek spirits can be found in Colorado bars, restaurants and retail stores including 54thirty Rooftop, Elevated Rooftop Bar at Halcyon Hotel and Highlands Wine & Liquor in Denver; Whiskey Star Smokehouse in Breckenridge; Greeley Chophouse in Greeley; St. Julien Hotel in Boulder; Boone’s Wine & Spirits in Eagle, Evergreen Discount Liquors in Evergreen; Sheridan Fine Wine & Spirits in Lakewood; Sopris Liquor & Wine in Carbondale; Chambers Liquors in Aurora; Total Beverage in Westminster; and Saddle Up Liquors in Fort Collins.