Wood's High Mountain Distillery Treeline Gin just works … something about the high mountain air and pine trees of the Colorado Mountains is good for Gin.
P. T. Wood looks like he was hired as an extra for the old TV show Grizzly Adams—big bushy hair and bread, graying all around, perpetual baseball-style “Wood’s” cap worn straight on… pragmatic, not stylish. When he speaks about distillation, with no sense of irony or pretension he refers to the water and grain as his color pallets and the still as his canvas. And he and his brother Lee make their spirits in an old auto-body shop in Salida, Colorado, at the headwaters of the Arkansas River.
I you do not love everything your read so far then there is something wrong with you.
The folks at Wood’s High Mountain Distillery
are young at the game, starting in 2012, but are already making a name for themselves, using an antique copper still from Germany—named Ashley
—to create no less than three varieties of Gin, two Whiskies,
and a new liqueur called “Fleur de Sureau”
which is a new entry into the Elderflower
Wood's High Mountain Distillery Treeline Gin is their flagship Gin and it is a straight-forward London Dry style. Since Gin is, at it’s very heart, a Juniper-infused drink, something about that just seems perfect in the high mountains of Colorado. That fragrant juniper scent just works with the pine trees and mountain air.
And this Gin works too. This Gin was their first product and the Wood brothers to dead aim at the classic style … and hit their mark. The result is a clean, almost crisp, and refreshing Gin that is the perfect foundation for your next cocktail. The Gin is there, but your mixers and bitters, and floats will shine as well. Treeline Gin is one of the first of their products to be made available outside of Colorado, so come on with us and be one of the first to give them a mix.