Nashville is booming. As we drive to our distillery for work, we take in a city skyline that been transformed in recent years with new high rises and the cranes that help build them. The name of Nashville Craft's hand-crafted gin is a nod to our city's historic progress.
Unlike many gins, ours is made from scratch, starting with wheat and malted barley. Then we infuse our base spirit with seven botanicals and hand-distill it in our 250-gallon Vendome cooper pot still. Here's a toast to Nashville with our hand-crafted gin, right here in Nashville's vibrant Wedgwood-Houston neighborhood. Shines is a French 75, martini or Negroni.
Featuring a tasting room, full cocktails and tours, Nashville Craft Distillery produces small-batch craft spirits using quality natural ingredients -- sourced locally whenever possible -- including whiskey, gin and specialty spirits. Distillers conduct the tours six days a week, giving visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the technical details of fermentation and distillation. The facility opened to the public in May 2016 in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood near downtown and remains Nashville’s newest craft distillery. A proud member of the Tennessee Distillers Guild, Nashville Craft Distillery is an founding member of the Tennessee Whiskey Trail.
Bruce Boeko - President, Founder and head distiller
After a rewarding 20-year career in human identity testing (focused on forensic DNA testing), Bruce took a break to return to school to earn his MBA and start his first entrepreneurial venture: Nashville Craft Distillery. At Nashville Craft, Bruce focuses on distilling small-batch craft spirits using quality natural ingredients that are sourced locally whenever possible. He believes in supporting local farmers, sourcing grains, honey and sorghum for his spirits from farms in Middle Tennessee. An experienced applied scientist, Bruce has been a homebrewer and winemaker for more than 25 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a master’s of business administration from Tennessee Technological University. Bruce completed training at two distilling schools: The Distilled Spirits Epicenter, Louisville, KY; and Kothe Distilling Technologies, Chicago, IL.