This is the moonshine recipe that started it all. Our mash is a closely guarded secret but the main ingredient is corn. Rocky Mountain Moonshine is the original recipe for ‘Sippin Hooch’ from 1876. Handcrafted today in small batches just as it was back then. Our sippin’ hooch is distilled at least five times at lower temperatures to obtain the purest alcohol, then filtered over and over again for unchallenged quality and extremely smooth taste
Prohibition-Era to WWII- In the late 1800s, a master brewer from Bavaria, came to Colorado. He spent his evenings making beverages to soothe the hard working man’s soul. Soon, his “sippin hooch” was a hit…until the start of prohibition. But you can’t keep a great moonshiner down! No one will confirm it, but chances are his small batch distilling operation simply moved a little farther into the woods.
Around the same time, in another part of Colorado – Cripple Creek – another gentleman turned to moonshining after losing his job in the mines at the end of the Great Depression. This turned into a family business. His son put heavy springs on their Model A, souped up the engine, and ran shine down the steep mountain roads.
Present Day- In early 2004, we began reviving the family tradition once again and set up shop in Larkspur, CO, and this time we kept everything on the right side of the law.
Silver Medal Winner - Denver International Spirit Competition