Opening night cocktail party at Grouse Mountain Lodge, featuring “signature” cocktails and spirits from a ten Montana micro-distilleries, and outstanding appetizers from top Whitefish restaurants and caterers.  CLICK HERE to buy tickets.

2017 Participating Distilleries

Spotted Bear Spirits is a community-minded craft distillery planting roots in the vibrant mountain town of Whitefish, Montana.  We source the raw materials for our spirits and cocktails from local farms and use organic ingredients whenever possible.  Our lineup of spirits includes vodka, gin, coffee liqueur, and an assortment of old world liquors (limoncello, limecello, mandarincello). Take us with you on your travels—to the adventure!

Montgomery Distillery is a family-owned business with roots five generations deep in Montana agriculture.  We strive to achieve a seamless blend of tradition and innovation, meshing Old World style spirits with ingredients grown and foraged in Montana.  We are a farm-to-bottle operation, foregoing nationally-sourced product for local, house made spirits. The Montgomery Distillery farm rests on 140 acres in Central Montana, providing us with the wheat and rye that are the heart of our spirits, thus allowing us to experiment with grain varietals and farming techniques not available to most distilleries.

The Montana Distillery is located in historic downtown Missoula off of historic Woody St. and the bricked Railroad St., behind the Silver Dollar Bar and The Montana Antique Mall.  We use Montana Sugar Beets in our Signature Woody St. Premium Vodka and also as the base for all of our 10+ flavored spirits. 

Inspired by a great person and the perfect location, Whistling Andy meticulously handcrafts the finest in innovative and classic spirits using select local grains, local cherries, true first cut cane sugar and locally sourced botanicals whenever possible.  Unlike many grain to glass initiatives and high-class liquors, Whistling Andy is very innovative, even industry leading with their products.  Whether it's finding age old recipes, or unique new blends derived from what's in season, exciting products often come out of our distillery.

Headframe Spirits is a micro-­distillery located in historic uptown Butte. Owners, John and Courtney McKee began their journey with this company in 2010, opening their tasting room doors in 2012. Since then, they have not only won awards and accolades for their products, but also for their impact to their community and state. In 2014 Governor Bullock recognized John and Courtney as Entrepreneurs of the Year and in 2015 as Ambassadors of the Year by the Office of Tourism.  Recently, they were award 2016 Small Business Champions of the Year by the Small Business Administration.For more information, visit and

Born in the Rattlesnake Valley of Missoula, RCD creates the finest of craft spirits. Experience the past, present, & future of Missoula all in one sip.

Glacier Distilling is a craft distillery nestled in the foothills of Glacier National Park.  We specialize in small-batch whiskeys that reflect the rugged beauty of our surroundings.  We use local grains and pure glacial water from the Northern Rockies to create alpine whiskeys and fine spirits best enjoyed in the great outdoors.

From the hills of Montana comes Monkey Jay's Sipping Shine. We specialize in yummy flavored moonshines. Our line up includes Huckleberry, White Lightning, Honey Apricot, Mountain Cherry, Blackberry, Apple Pie, Blueberry, and Georgia Peach. Using only pure water and the freshest ingredients our products are hand crafted right out of the still with just a little something extra for your enjoyment. Support Your Local Shine Guy!


Willie's Distillery is a small batch distillery located on the Main Street in picturesque Ennis, Montana, on the banks of fabled Madison River.  Our mission is to make world class spirits for world class individuals.  We use fresh mountain water straight from the source and find our grains and ingredients from small Montana farms and growers ranging from a local apiary to the barley fields of the Montana Highline. Each bottle is handled and filled with care.

Trailhead Spirits is a craft distillery located in the heart of Billings’ historic downtown district, in the Depot Complex at 2314 Montana Avenue.  Inspired to live and support local, we are creating one-of-a-kind spirits that reflect the soul of our community.  Pursue your passion, chase your dreams, and please enjoy responsibly.  

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