Local Distillery Lauches a Local Gin

It’s not very often one gets to learn something and have fun, but yesterday’s tour of Three Wells Distilling Company offered both.

We got to tour this craft distillery yesterday and even though gin is not really my libation of choice the samples we sipped yesterday were fab.

What made it especially fun was our guide, owner Matt Montgomery. He and his partner Chris are relatively new to the craft distillery scene but they’re already putting out great products (not just gin) and are enthusiastically pitching their products at events all over Southeastern Arizona. DSCN2211

We were there for the Mt. Lemmon Gin tasting and tour.

The gin is made from scratch using a plethora of local botanicals with the dominate flavor coming from juniper berries they pick on nearby Mt. Lemmon.DSCN2216

Other local tastes include chiltipins and creosote, that wonderful bush that when it rains in Tucson fills the air with a heavenly scent.

The place is small but that’s not stopping them from producing a good number of bottles.

Within the month the Mt. Lemmon Gin should be available at local liquor stores and bars.

Tours of Three Wells Distilling Company  are available and plans are in the works for some real exiting hands on fun.DSCN2222