RoughStock Distillery named one of the Top 10 American Distilleries to Tour Now by Forbes.com
RoughStock Completes Expansion to Deliver Whiskeys to 36 States, Canada, Europe and Japan
Bozeman, Mont., 4/12/2012
Forbes combed hundreds of facilities across the country and selected RoughStock Distillery as one of the “Top 10 American Whiskey Distilleries to Tour Now”. According to Forbes, Whiskey-only bars, tasting flights and $100-plus pours are more common than ever, but to become a real whiskey connoisseur you need to learn the liquor making process from the inside. We rounded up the country’s top 10 whiskey distilleries where you can tour the facilities, learn about mashbills and barrel woods and discover what gives your favorite label its distinct flavor, whether its rye or single malt, blended or bourbon.
RoughStock Distillery located in Bozeman, Montana was named number nine on the list. Forbes highlighted how the distillery uses local water from mountain-fed streams and Montana-sourced wheat, barley, rye and corn to produce its five labels, including un-aged sweet corn white whiskey and a barley whiskey bottled at cask strength (undiluted after barrel aging). Forbes also noted tours of Roughstock are half-day volunteer “bottling parties,” where visitors are put to work filling and labeling bottles before hitting the tasting room. They recommended planning ahead, as the working tours are only offered three Saturdays a month.
RoughStock Distillery is Montana’s first legal distillery since Prohibition. Founded in 2008 by husband and wife team Bryan and Kari Schultz, RoughStock Distillery handcrafts small batch whiskeys utilizing only Montana-sourced grains. Since launching, the popularity and distribution of RoughStock’s Montana Whiskey line has quickly grown beyond original capacity. Availability now includes 36 states, Canada, Europe and Japan.
The move to a new, larger facility in early 2011 set the stage for a recently completed expansion. The recent delivery of a 5-ton twin pot still system custom built by Vendome Copper and Brass in Kentucky, will increase capacity exponentially and allow RoughStock to continue to increase distribution across the country and the world. The stills are made in the traditional Scottish-style design and are the only twin pot still system of this caliber west of the Mississippi. Along with the new copper stills, traditional open-top solid wood fermenters made completely of old-growth Oregon Fir were crafted to increase fermentation capacity.
81211 Gallatin Road
Bozeman, MT 59718
Mark Renner, Sales & Marketing Manager