70 Proof ( ABV 35%)
Montana Honey Moonshine is made with three Montana grains and a special kind of molasses – kind of a whiskey and rum hybrid. It is lightly barrel aged and sweetened with Montana honey made by the same bees that pollinate the crops, apple trees, and flowers sold at the Ennis Farmer’s Market. Smooth and sweet, Montana Honey Moonshine is designed to be sipped on the rocks or mixed in your favorite whiskey drink.
Born in a small town of 900 residents in southwestern Montana, Willies Distillery was established in 2010 with a simple goal in mind: create brands and products that embody the independent spirit and authenticity of the American West while supporting its local economy and residents. Founders Willie and Robin Blazer showcase local ingredients, regional flavor, and even friends and neighbors in their hometown to proudly produce world-class spirits. Willie, originally hailing from Appalachian moonshine country in western North Carolina, is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces and U.S. Forest Service, serving as an Army Ranger, Special Forces Medic, Hotshot Wildland Firefighter and Smokejumper. Robin, raised on a grain farm in southwest Montana, brings a strong business development and marketing background along with her Montana roots. Currently acting as the President of Willies Distillery, Robin’s prominent position echo Montana’s prohibition-era history of a female-driven spirits industry. At Willies Distillery, we mill, mash, ferment and distill corn, barley and oats on site, as well as producing spirits from imported ingredients like molasses, cream and Canadian whisky. Our spirits are distilled in our custom Bavarian Holstein still, crafted by a family-owned company that has been building world class spirits stills since 1958. Our staff includes veterans of multiple branches of the United States Armed Forces acting in positions ranging from Production to Sales and Management. After nearly a decade, Willies Distillery has grown to become Montana’s premier destination distillery and produces several of the state’s best-selling Montana-made brands. As in the early days of the distillery, we still produce, bottle, label, cork and pack all of our spirits by hand. Willies Distillery remains independently owned and operated.
New York International Spirits Competition Montana Distillery of the Year : 2014 and 2016
Gold Medal – Craft Spirits Awards – Los Angeles 2014
Three grains, fresh molasses, lightly aged in American White Oak barrels with a touch of local honey made by the same bees that pollinate our local crops. This aged whiskey/rum hybrid is great as a mixer but on the rocks it’s tough to beat.
BEE STING 1.5oz Willie’s Montana Honey Moonshine
6.5oz San Pellegrino Limonata sparkling water (or equal parts lemonade and club soda)
Mix over ice, garnish with a lemon wedge.
1.5oz Willie’s Montana Honey Moonshine
5.5oz ginger ale
1oz orange juice
Squeeze of lime
Mix over ice, garnish with a sage leaf or orange wedge. HONEYCOMB OLD FASHINED
2oz Willie’s Montana Honey Moonshine
2 dashes angostura bitters
Squeeze of lemon
Sugar lump (or cube)
Mix over ice, garnish with a maraschino cherry