Saratoga, Wyoming-based Brush Creek Distillery, set in the one-of-a-kind epicurean center of world-renowned Brush Creek Ranch, announced today the first line of Brush Creek spirits consisting of Brush Creek Vodka, Brush Creek Gin, Brush Creek Straight Bourbon and Brush Creek Straight Rye, is now available in liquor stores, restaurants, and bars across Kentucky. The Distillery, which is quickly becoming known for its distilling, blending, and collaboration programs, is pleased to share its first batches of Straight Bourbon and Straight Rye which were born in Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee, matured along Wyoming’s elevated western frontier and crafted on-site at The Farm at Brush Creek.
“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. “Thanks to our partnerships in the Midwest and our strong industry backgrounds, we were able to create these unique whiskey offerings, and we are elated to show the Kentucky market how they’ve matured in the heart of the American West.”
Wason helped launch Brush Creek Distillery in 2019, fulfilling a long-held vision to produce spirits at Brush Creek Ranch. Prior to this, he spent 18 years at Republic National Distributing Company of Kentucky, working as Marketing Manager, Area Sales Manager, and Assistant Director of Operations, making him the natural fit to spearhead the Distillery’s expansion into the Kentucky market. In 2020, the Distillery appointed Philip Mundt, previous Production Manager at Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, as Head Distiller and Production Manager to oversee all operations at the Distillery.
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.
The four ultra-premium products now available in Kentucky include:
● Brush Creek Straight Bourbon: A unique four-grain blend, showcasing the beauty of multiple straight bourbon whiskeys from storied programs born in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee, matured at high elevations under Wyoming’s bluebird skies. The product and its unique mash bill are the result of over two decades of industry experience, strong friendships, a passion for excellence and the pursuit to celebrate the American West.
o Tasting Notes: Bold aromas of malt and dried cherries mingle with hints of new leather and thyme. A well-balanced combination of vanilla, fresh caramel, baking spices and toasted oak delight on the palate. A long, rich finish with hints of cinnamon will call you back again and again.
o Retail Price: $57.99
● Brush Creek Straight Rye: Inspired by the colorful and bold moments of life and richly populated with flavor, this straight rye whiskey born in Indiana and matured in Wyoming has a spicy aroma of fruit and floral that is followed by butterscotch and vanilla flavor. It’s delivered in a smooth, creamy body that’s immensely tasteful, providing for a unique whiskey experience.
o Tasting Notes: Rich and robust, our rye exudes spice on the nose, caramel, candied fruit and light citrus round out the palate. Refined flavors of hickory and roasted pecans compliment the spice that lingers on the finish.
o Retail Price: $47.99
● Brush Creek Vodka: Our vodka is distilled on-site using copper pot still, Louisville’s vert own Vendome Copper and Brass, to further remove any impurities, and cut with the clear mountain water that’s filtered down from the fine granite rock from the nearby Snowy Mountain Range just above the distillery.
o Tasting Notes: Brush Creek Vodka offers up a crystal clear, unadulterated spirit with just a hint of natural grains and minerality from the locally sourced snow melt water. The finish is clean and smooth, making it a perfect match for an array of cocktails.
o Retail Price: $26.99
● Brush Creek Gin: This small-batch New American–style gin, utilizes juniper that is foraged off the ranch and surrounding areas, along with botanicals produced in the on-site 20,000 square foot certified organic Brush Creek Greenhouse. Brush Creek Gin is distilled on-site using a combination of boil and vapor infusion in our Vendome copper pot still.
o Tasting Notes: Light juniper notes present in the nose, backed up great citrus and soft botanicals to create a wonderfully balanced New American-style gin. A smooth, refreshing mouthfeel that showcases flowery orris, chamomile and a hint of spice on the finish that are purely Wyoming.
o Retail Price: $28.99
“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, and Straight Rye will continue to mature and age in the years ahead, preparing for future release.
Joining Colorado and Texas, Kentucky marks the third market of distribution for Brush Creek Spirits outside of the Distillery’s home state of Wyoming.
Brush Creek Distillery products can now be found in liquor stores, restaurants and hotels across the state including Party Mart, Cox’s Spirits, Westport Whiskey & Wine, Evergreen Liquors, Repeal Steakhouse, and Commonwealth Tap in Louisville; Party Source, and Gallenstein’s Liquors in Northern Kentucky; and Liquor Barns throughout the state.