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Woody Creek Distillery, Basalt

#87 of 142 in Breweries & Distilleries in Colorado
Distillery · Food & Drink
Woody Creek Distillers philosophy for every spirit it distills is as follows: To make a spirit of genuine integrity, true to its essence, and unique in its taste and character. Hand-picked, hand-crafted, hand-bottled, Woody Creek Distillers (WCD) has total control over every element of vodka production from farm to bottle. WCD grows its own potatoes at Scanlan Family Farm in Woody Creek, Colo. (as well as other farms in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley), specifically for vodka and gin production, and sources mountain spring water locally to produce its ultra-premium American spirits. Each small batch is made at its 10,000-square-foot, distillery in Basalt, Colorado using custom Carl stills. Woody Creek Distillers was founded in 2012 by owners Mary and Pat Scanlan and Mark Kleckner. Purchase here:

Tours are offered by appointment (distillery operations permitting) by calling (970) 279-5110.
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  • Woody Creek distillery has fantastic spirits in a beautiful facility with friendly and attentive staff. After we tasted flights of three spirits, (potato vodka, gin, rye) we just had to have an old...  more »
  • We enjoyed tasting the specialty vodkas and whiskies. It was great that they could ship the vodkas so we could have them on the East Coast and remember the great taste of the Rockies. We did not...  more »
  • Of all the distilleries I’ve been to (approx 70) I have yet to find one that tops Woody Creek. The impromptu tours they are happy to give, the craft cocktails made to order, and their the AMAZING spirits. I’d be remiss not to give their staff well deserved accolades. They are knowledgeable, welcoming, and never pretentious. There is no shortage of passion in their pours and love of their product. A special praise “shout out” to Christian. He remembered us from a year ago! His generosity to listen to our stories and share his, was equally as good as their product. If you want to go in for a flight, a tour, some swag, fantastic conversation, or just to relax, you can have all of that here. To say their selection is diverse and always satisfying, is an understatement. Side bar: some of their spirits are only sold here. I highly recommend buying a bottle that is straight from the source. The whiskey is smooth and if you enjoy a good rye, their rye isn’t good, it’s so great it should be banned. I’d drive here from Denver every weekend if I could. If this review sounds a bit over the top, it’s because it’s should be.
  • Best whiskey I have ever had. Would reccomend to anyone.

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