What's New? Dry Hills Distillery, Bozeman, Montana

The newest additions to the craft portfolio this season come from Bozeman, Montana; Columbus, Ohio; and our own hometown, South Bend, Indiana. Check out two new bonded products: Dry Hills Distillery's Montana Bonded Wheat Whiskey and S.N. Pike's Magnolia Bottled in Bond Rye Whiskey. We're also excited about the new, Indiana Longhunter Series, featuring Cask Strength Bourbon, 100-proof Rye, and a delicious, Peach-Flavored Whiskey just in time for summer.

Dry Hills Distillery | Bozeman, Montana Distillery

On a trip west, Toby ran into Jeff Droge at Dry Hills Distillery in Bozeman, Montana.

Owned and operated by Jeff and Erica Droge, Dry Hills Distillery in dusty Bozeman, Montana has its roots in five generations of potato and mixed cereal grain farmers. All spirits made at Dry Hills are sourced from the family farms, distilled on site with pure mountain water, and bottled by hand in Bozeman, Montana.

Coming to Indiana this Spring are three of Dry Hills' most popular:


Four-Grain Bourbon Whiskey

This Montana Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a testament to the beauty of Montana grown grains, pure mountain water, and the reward of hard work. This spirit showcases all that the Droge farm has to offer: distilled from corn, wheat, barley, and rye and aged on site over four years. With a character as bold and beautiful as the surroundings in which it was crafted, the four-grain bourbon provides an excellence that you will only find in a genuine Montana Straight Bourbon Whiskey. 90-proof (45% alc. by vol.)


Montana Bonded Wheat Whiskey

A Bottled-In-Bond whiskey is made by one distiller, in one season, aged at least four years and is bottled at 100 proof. The Bottled-In-Bond Act of 1897 was originally envisioned to signal quality and authenticity to the consumer. This bonded wheat whiskey delivers quality and sophistication and a punch of the West. Incredibly smooth and mellow. 100-proof (50% alc. by vol.)



Running Iron Whiskey - Distiller's Select

Running Iron is 100% authentic and originally distilled at Montana's oldest post-prohibition whiskey distillery. Its premium hard wheat was grown on the renowned Wheat Montana Farm near Three Forks. The nose starts with warm, toasted wheat followed by caramelized red apple. You will also detect hints of mild oak with light char, mixed with cinnamon stick and white pepper. The palette is dominated by toasted wheat, which gives this straight whiskey a mild and slightly herbaceous flavor. The caramel is strong in the beginning, but soon fades. The finish is very dry and exceptionally long, with noticeable callbacks of cinnamon stick, spicy white pepper and caramelized apple first noticed on the nose. Like Montana, Running Iron is not sweet, which contradicts the nose. Some mild caramel and light char oak give the 100% wheat whiskey some structure, but the long spicy finish is what makes this dram so interesting.

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