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What’s in Store for Boot Hill Distillery in 2017

Last year was huge for us.

In 2016, we officially opened our doors, successfully lobbied for a change to the restrictive liquor by the drink laws in our home county, and successfully launched our vodka, white whiskey, and Red Eye whiskey.

We’re not done yet, though. We promise you that 2017 is going to be just as massive – if not even bigger than 2016.

Here are six things to look forward to from BHD in the upcoming year.

1) Gin Release 

Boot Hill Distillery Gin Recipe No. 7

From day one, we’ve been playing with the proper botanical mixture to craft a world-class local gin. Getting our gin into a spot that we're happy with it is one of our top priorities for this year, so keep your eyes peeled for that launch!

2) Bitters Release

Boot Hill Distillery Bitters Notes

The first half of 2017 is going to be dedicated to new releases from Boot Hill Distillery. We're hard at work perfecting BHD's first-ever potable bitters. There's also a cool historical tie-in. We'll leave it at that for now... *cue mysterious music*

3) Opening of the Cocktail Lounge 

Boot Hill Distillery Tasting Glasses

Back in November, Ford County voters overwhelmingly voted to remove the Prohibition-era law that required businesses to have at least 30 percent of their revenue come from food before they could sell liquor by the drink. That means the Tasting Room cocktail lounge at Boot Hill Distillery will launch sometime this spring.

4) Flavored Vodka Releases

Boot Hill Distillery Vodka Infusion

Don’t get us wrong, we’re incredibly proud of our vodka. That means we're especially excited to create naturally-infused vodkas with our 100 percent wheat vodka. As with everything else, keep your eyes here on the website and across our social for new announcements as we start launching the new products!

5) Distribution

Boot Hill Distillery Production

Probably the question we get asked the most is “Where can I pick you up locally?” In 2016, each of our products was only available inside of our tasting room here in Dodge City. We aim to change that this year, with distribution planned within the next 12 months. 

6) Opening Our Conference and Meeting Rooms

Boot Hill Distillery Jail

If you’ve been through on any of our tours the past year, you know that we have an entire second floor of the building that we’re working on restoring and remodeling. In 2017 we will complete reconstruction of the Dodge City Municipal Jail, as well as the Dodge City Municipal Courtroom. These spaces will then be available for public rental.  

Distillery Photo