This Ruby River Gin is named after the “gin clear” Ruby River (Montana) - a Fly Fishing paradise dear to the founder's heart. Made with twelve different botanicals it was developed by Bozeman Spirits’ Head Distiller Thomas McGuaine. Bottled at 80 proof.
Bozeman Spirits was envisioned in 2012. By 2014 the distillery was brought to life by visionary Jim Harris. Harris moved to Bozeman in 1992 to attend Montana State University, and never left. After fifteen years in the real estate business, Harris set out to bring the first ever craft distillery to the Montana town. Located in the historic district of downtown Bozeman, their philosophy is simple: “Drink local…”
With a multifaceted business model, the privately owned distillery crafts their spirits using only pure Rocky mountain water and locally sourced grains. As the first and only distillery located in the historic area, the passionate enterprise prides itself on encapsulating the spirit of Montana, sustainably, from grain to glass (or cocktail rather).
The business prides itself on its Montana roots, and sense of community. “We are proud to support Montana Family Farms & Agriculture by using as many local grains as possible.” They believe in giving back to their beloved community, offering several volunteer opportunities, and support for numerous local organizations, non-profits and events. Harris even organized a Distillers Guild, for the distillers in Montana.
The distillery itself is also a source of pride. Not only does the facility manufacture all of the Bozeman spirits, it has its own tasting room offering a specialty menu full of unique cocktails, crafted from Bozeman spirits, curated by the distillery staff, and personalized to order. Harris’ children even contributed to the menu by created several non-alcoholic, kid-friendly drinks. Harris renovated the entire building that now houses the facility. The distillery’s bars tables and stools are made from reclaimed wood from the floors of the previous building.
Bozeman Spirits Distillery uses two stills in production; an Artisan 300 Gallon Traditional Copper Pot Still with a 4 plate and 16 plate column, and an Arnold Holstein Copper Pot Still with a 4 plate column. All of the mashing and fermenting takes place on site, using locally sourced grains, and water sourced from the snow capped peaks of the Gallatin mountain range just south of Bozeman.
Bozeman distillery aims to create handcrafted spirits uniquely reflective of the surrounding historic terroirs of Montana. Their Ruby River Gin is named after the Ruby River, a Fly Fishing paradise dear to the founder's heart. He decided to incorporate his idyllic memories into this release, giving it his own personal touch,“Sitting along the bank of the Ruby River, tying on a dry fly, I couldn't help notice how clear the water was...what I would call “Gin clear.” I thought to myself, what a great name for our Gin. So take a sip, cast a line and enjoy this Gin on the rocks or one of my favorite drinks, Gin & Juice!” Ruby River Gin is made with twelve different botanicals and was developed by Bozeman Spirits’ Head Distiller Thomas McGuaine. Bottled at 80 proof.
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80 (40% ABV)
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On the nose are juniper forward notes and aromas of vanilla, dates, raisins, cucumber, subtle violet, cinnamon, cardamom, celery salt, pepper, bark, and leather. The palate is grassy with violets, floral flavors, cardamom, rosemary, cloves, cooking spice, poppy seed, anise, ouzo, mint, pine, custard, light citrus. The finishes rife with vanilla, dried fruit, raisin, saffron, eucalyptus, pepper, and floral notes.