If you are looking for a side trip during your Yellowstone National Park vacation or if you are en route to Glacier National Park, consider heading to Butte, Mont., about 150 miles northwest of Yellowstone’s West Entrance. It’s home to a historic mining town and Headframe Spirits, an innovative distillery with a tasting room.
For more than a century, adventurers have journeyed to Butte, Mont., to seek fame, sometimes fortune and a better life. With them they brought vital skills, physical strength and big appetites for the American Dream. There is no more delicious flavor than success born of hard work, innovation and commitment. Which is why you must stop at Headframe Spirits when you are in Butte.
Headframe Spirits A Boutique Distillery
Founded in 2012 by John and Courtney McKee, the distillery, in classic Butte fashion, is not only a premier boutique distillery but a supplier of the cutting-edge technologies that make micro-distilling the most exciting and unique expression of Americanism in the United States today.
Open to the public for tours and tasting at 21 South Montana St., Headframe Spirits is located in the true heart of Butte’s classic downtown district and literally over the Destroying Angel copper mine. Each of the spirits is named after an actual mine in the Butte district, and the list of titles tells graphic stories of life, death and struggle as the town dug one mile underground to provide the essential copper ore that electrified America at the turn of the 20th century.
In the 21st century, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock named Headframe Spirits “Entrepreneurs and Ambassadors of the Year” in 2014 and 2015. Respectfully acknowledging the past, Headframe Spirits embraces its role as strong community contributor.
Ingredients from Montana to Make Whiskey, Liqueur and Gin
How does history taste? Well, it’s not boring in Butte. Crafted after the city’s passion for living and working, each spirit showcases the very best that Montana offers. Using Montana-farmed world-class grains, including rye and red winter wheat, with mineral rich snow-melt water from the Continental Divide and the brash dedication to the highest qualities make the following classic forms of ages old distillates:
- Neversweat Bourbon Whiskey,
- Orphan Girl Bourbon Cream Liqueur,
- High-Ore Vodka,
- Destroying Angel Unaged Rye Whiskey
- Anselmo Gin
Produced at quality levels exceeding big mass-produced international brands and not content to simply produce the best spirits in Montana, the distillery also manufactures micro-distillation systems used by small batch distillers around the world seeking to create their own “sense of place.” Embracing the principles of economy, accuracy, razor sharp quality and dependability, Headframe Spirits is exporting the values that made Butte famous throughout the world, again.
Go on Tour or Visit the Headframe Spirits Tasting Room
Come taste the history and quality that make Headframe Spirits the national leader of micro distilling. Take a flavor bath in history and wild-west culture at Headframe Spirits. Born of the “Can-Do” mindset of the true West, Headframe Spirits embraces 140 years of toil and triumph that is the legacy of Butte. The Tasting Room is open Monday thru Saturday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday 11-6pm. Distillery Tours are available by appointment through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check the website HeadframeSpirits.com for regular times.
21 S. Montana, Butte, MT 59701