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Boot Hill Distillery Releases Long-Awaited Gin

Boot Hill Gin

DODGE CITY, Kan. — After more than a year of non-stop experimentation and tweaking, Boot Hill Distillery is thrilled to announce that their long-awaited gin is officially available inside The Tasting Room in Dodge City.

Boot Hill Distillery Gin is a fresh and unique take on the growing New American Dry Gin category. Each batch of gin is vapor distilled in 100 gallon batches, ensuring that the final product is both complex and well-balanced.

“It’s definitely been an exercise in patience, planning, and the scientific method,” said Mark A. Vierthaler, Director of Marketing and distiller. “Once we finally discovered a flavor and botanical profile we all loved, we needed to make sure that we were able to reliably recreate the gin’s flavor time after time.”

Boot Hill Gin features juniper, coriander, bitter orange peel, angelica root, orris root, licorice root, chamomile blossoms and just a tiny dash of sarsaparilla. It’s simultaneously brash and smooth enough to earn the Boot Hill name.

“We have a rule of thumb here at Boot Hill Distillery,” said founder/CEO Hayes Kelman. “If we wouldn’t pay what we’re asking other people to pay for our spirits, then we don’t release it. It’s the best endorsement we can give to our products. It was with that in mind that we kept going back to the drawing board with our gin until we finally found the perfect bold hit of juniper while still letting the other botanicals shine through.


Nose: Powerful burst of juniper up front with soft sweet hints of coriander and orange. 

Neat: Bright juniper notes immediately flood the palate, with floral notes on the tail.

On the Rocks: The softer sweetness from the licorice and sarsaparilla roots and floral flavors of the gin press forward, with a citrus snap.

The gin will initially be available within The Tasting Room. It will become available in liquor stores across the state of Kansas within the next month.

For more information as well as bottle images, contact Director of Marketing Mark A. Vierthaler at 620-371-6309 or email him at

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