Our Story

A Legend in The Making

There were rumblings of this thing going on from the beginning. From the time we met, we loved to make merry and mix and talk about it: why wasn’t there a distillery in this town, the home of “Whiskey Row”? This will be the first legal distillery here since prohibition ended in 1933.

When we were younger, we dreamed of being princes and princesses, cowboys and indians, astronauts and heroes of all stripes. Between then and now, one prince became a glam rockstar and the rest plutocrats or oligarchs, a princess lived and died, the wild west became a thing of academic historic revisionism and continuing legal battles over land and water, being spaced out came and went, and bogeys and stripes helped solidify the long living legend of Bill Murray. Today we embark on building another living legend, the Thumb Butte Distillery.

We came together with one mission: to stake a claim in the growing American small batch distilling business and live in the rich history of Arizona. With a taste for the unique flavors and an unwavering quest to be the best, these four horsemen (actually one horseman, one horsewoman, a doctor of mixology and a scientist of mechanical ingenuity) are riding out boldly to create a lasting impression on the hearts, minds and tastebuds of the world. It’s an act of faith, unabashed hubris, and never-ending sweat and tears to make this dream of ours a reality.

Be a part of it: visit the incredibly comfortable and welcoming tasting room, have a shot or hand-crafted cocktail, and enjoy what could be the most memorable part of another beautiful day in Northern Arizona. Join our mailing list to get updates on the latest events, special product offers, and just keep in touch with some fine folks that are on a journey we would love to share with you.




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