Boot Hill Distillery Red Eye Whiskey is a hand-crafted trail-aged, frontier-style Kansas whiskey. Boot Hill takes a mix of various barrel sizes and ages - a minimum of two months - that have been shifted throughout their barrel storage space. These are then blended to recreate the style of powerful yet balanced whiskey you would have likely tasted in the 1880s when you stopped in Dodge City. The end result is a Frontier-style Kansas whiskey with massive amounts of character.
80 Proof (ABV 40%)
Born from a barrel.
Forged in the dust.
Crafted by artisan distillers, from soil to sip.
Dodge City’s legacy was built on the ashes of the campfire and the footprints of a bar, and we’re proud to be continuing that legacy here at Boot Hill Distillery.
With a craftsman’s eye for the highest quality ingredients, grain grown ourselves, and a dedication to ethically sourcing ingredients we can’t produce in-house, we bring new meaning to sustainability and transparency in craft distilling.
We’re proud to be part of the spiritual revolution of Dodge City, western Kansas, and the Old West.
Boot Hill Distillery is owned by Roger and Hayes Kelman. This father and son team plant, grow and harvest every single grain that Boot Hill Distillery uses to craft our world-class spirits.
Our spirits are truly “from soil to sip.” From the moment the seed goes into the soil to the moment you pour our spirits into your glass, we’ve had full control over the final product, ensuring that every single bottle that you purchase from us is the highest-quality spirit available anywhere in the world.
Each of our spirits is distilled in 500 gallon batches, carefully crafted from growth to harvest to milling to mashing to fermentation to distilling to bottling.
We utilize a custom-crafted pot still/two column setup to ensure that every spirit is crafted for maximum drinkability, while still being a wholly unique product of Dodge City.
We’re built on history.
Right here. Underneath your feet. This is the original Boot Hill Cemetery. From 1873 until 1878, Dodge City’s gunfighters, scofflaws, and soiled doves were interred when they met their unceremonious end.
In 1878 the bodies were moved to the municipal cemetery, and Dodge City’s first multi-room schoolhouse was erected. Known as the Third Ward school, it served the students of Dodge City until 1927. As Dodge City’s population grew and new schools were built, the Third Ward had served its purpose. The building was razed and planning began for what would become the Municipal Building - where we currently stand today.
When the building opened in 1929, it housed City Hall, municipal courtroom, judge’s chambers, jail, fire department and police department. Over the years it has also housed the Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and charities.
We’re proud to be continuing the legacy of Boot Hill and Dodge City.
Hayes J. Kelman
Hayes spent his formative years in bars searching for the perfect Manhattan. Which explains a lot now that we think about it... As a fifth generation farmer, Hayes has always looked for new manners of vertical integration and new uses for the grain he grows.
Nose: Prominent notes of sweet butterscotch with a delicate floral finish.
Neat: Bright wood on the front end with tons of vanilla and an unexpected spiciness. A beautiful blend of sweet and spice.
On the Rocks: Sweet grain, powerful vanilla, and soft oak across the back end.
2018: 3 Stars - Recommended - F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
2017: Best Whiskey in Kansas - Heartland Spirits Festival
2017: Bronze - Heartland Spirits Festival
2017: Bronze - The Washington Cup Spirits Competition
2017: Bronze - Recommended - Tastings.com
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