No other firearm had such a widespread use for so long a period as the flintlock. These arms served as a mainstay of armies, navies, and frontiersmen for 200 years. From the earliest days of America’s settlement and independence through the late Rocky Mountain fur trade, these muzzleloaders equipped generations of explorers. The Lewis and Clark expedition and subsequent fur traders relied daily on flintlock rifles for hunting and survival. The versatile flintlock ignition could accommodate natural rocks at hand, throw a spark when wet, and be used to start fires.
We created this spirit to match the versatility and ubiquity of this once standard piece of American life. Flintlock Bourbon Cask Spiced Rum is rested then gently spiced with a subtle citrus and custom aromatic spice blend to complement the character the spirit develops in the wood. This is a dry sipping rum, pleasant served over ice yet strong enough to stand up in a cocktail. Enjoy responsibly.
We are Helena’s distillery, operating right on the Gulch. We take our name from the rich history of agriculture and industry in Montana’s landscape. The gulches that command the topography of Big Sky Country and influence nature, recreation, and our way of life also sheltered a clandestine history of spirits production. Our name acknowledges the tradition of spirits manufacturing here in Last Chance Gulch of Helena, Montana.
Gulch Distillers is proudly located in the former Montana Distillery and Bottling Warehouse at the the north end of Helena’s main, historic gulch, just downstream from the strike that turned a gulch into a mining camp, a mining camp that became the state capital.
Established in 2012 as Triple Divide Spirits, native Helenans Tyrrell Hibbard and Steffen Rasile purchased the distillery in 2015 to pursue a shared passion for whisky and quality spirits and a keen interest in craft cocktails. They rebranded the business to Gulch Distillers™ in September 2016.
We ferment, distill, and bottle on site, and use only Montana-grown grains in our grain-based spirits. At Gulch Distillers™ we create products that combine the state’s pioneer spirit with refined spirit production.
Flintlock Bourbon Cask Spiced Rum is rested then gently spiced with a subtle citrus and custom aromatic spice blend to complement the character the spirit develops in the wood.
THE FLINTLOCK PISTOL 2 oz Flintlock Rum1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur2 dashes Orange Bitters
Combine ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and give it a long stir. Pour into a coupe glass and flame an orange peel over the glass. Garnish with an orange peel.
MONTANA MAI TAI
2 oz Flintlock Rum1/2 oz Lime juice1/2 oz Orgeat1/4 oz Curaçao2 Dashes Orange bitters
Add rum, lime juice, orgeat, curaçao (such as Cointreau), and orange bitters to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Serve in a rocks glass over ice and garnish with orange peel and lime wheel.
1 oz Burrone Fernet1 oz Flintlock Spiced Rum1 oz Lemon Juice1 oz Demerara Simple Syrup2 dashes Angostura Bitters2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters2 dashes Orange Bitters
Mix ingredients and ice into a cocktail shaker and shake until cold. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with an orange peel.